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Marshall County, Minnesota (MN)


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County population in 2012: 9,449 (all rural); it was 10,155 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,693
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,601
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,437
Renter-occupied apartments: 687 (it was 664 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

27%

Land area: 1772 sq. mi.
Water area: 40.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marshall County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Manufacturing (15.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.9%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marshall County, Minnesota:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 4,781  (54.6%)
Females: 4,658  (45.4%)

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Marshall County,MN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Marshall County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,087 ($34,804 in 1999)
This county:

$41087
Minnesota:

$55616

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $322 (lower quartile is $222, upper quartile is $428)
This county:

$322
State:

$683


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,094 (it was $52,600 in 2000)
Marshall County:

$76,094
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,488 - $116,145

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,502
Here:

$137,502
State:

$247,637

Townhouses or other attached units: $271,097
Here:

$271,097
State:

$193,158

In 2-unit structures: $42,694
Here:

$42,694
State:

$233,138

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,850
Here:

$121,850
State:

$214,201

Mobile homes: $57,991
Here:

$57,991
State:

$34,666
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,350
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $275

Institutionalized population: 60

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Marshall County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $687 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $576 (0.8%)


Marshall County household income distribution in 2009 Marshall County home values distribution


Marshall County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.4%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.8%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.6%
Whole state:

3.2%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marshall County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Warren, Stephen, Argyle, Alvarado, Newfolden, Oslo, Middle River, Grygla, Viking, Holt.

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Marshall County: Woodland School (A), Sky-Vu Drive-In (B), Steiner Community Hall (C), Lincoln School (D), Alvarado Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Oslo Wastewater Treatment Plant (F), School Number 46 (G), School Number 50 (H), School Number 54 (I), School Number 55 (J), School Number 55W (K), Rosewood Station (L), Radium Station (M), School Number 70 (N), Warren Riverside Golf Course (O), Marshall County Florian Park Campground (P), School Number 13E (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marshall County include: Bethania Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B), Zion Church (C), Big Woods Church (D), Eagle Point Church (E), Elim Church (F), Folden Church (G), Hegland Church (H), Saint John the Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Norwegian Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Township Cemetery (3), Wildwood Cemetery (4), Opdahl Cemetery (5), Mamrelund Cemetery (6), English Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Whisky Lake (A), West Olson Lake (B), Webster Lake (C), Thief Lake (D), Kuriko Lake (E), Horseshoe Lake (F), East Olson Lake (G), Green Stump Pool (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Middle River (A), Snake River (B), Mud River (C), Tamarac River (D), Lost River (E), Webster Creek (F), Moose River (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marshall County include: Eckvoll Wildlife Management Area (1), Elm Lake Wildlife Management Area (2), Espelie State Wildlife Management Area (3), Grygla State Wildlife Management Area (4), Old Mill State Park (5), Thief Lake State Wildlife Management Area (6), Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (7), Florian County Park (8), Florian State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beltrami County , Grand Forks County, North Dakota , Pembina County, North Dakota , Kittson County , Walsh County, North Dakota , Pennington County , Polk County , Roseau County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 248
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 190 (39% naturalized citizens)

Marshall County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Marshall County marital status for males
Marshall County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Marshall County with a mortgage: 919 (80 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 935

Here:

49.6% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.32%
Here87.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,867
Total congregations: 45

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents3,865 (43.6%)3,314 (37.4%)465 (5.2%)391 (4.4%)172 (1.9%)
Congregations17 (37.8%)9 (20.0%)6 (13.3%)2 (4.4%)1 (2.2%)
Name The Evangelical Covenant ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents168 (1.9%)115 (1.3%)86 (1.0%)70 (0.8%)221 (2.5%)
Congregations2 (4.4%)1 (2.2%)2 (4.4%)1 (2.2%)4 (8.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Marshall County - Warren, Stephen, Argyle, Alvarado, Newfolden

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Marshall County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Minnesota:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marshall County:

15.4%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Marshall County:

Average size of farms: 664 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,267
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $179.37
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,942
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $105,344
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.32%
Corn for grain: 4959 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 247522 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 131307 harvested acres
Vegetables: 47 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Marshall County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 3.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/27/1976, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Marshall County (%):





Marshall County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,266 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 607 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 205 (5%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 351 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Marshall County, Minnesota in 2000:

People in group quarters in Marshall County, Minnesota in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,781.

5.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Minnesota average:

7.79%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.43% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($18,675 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($10,981 average AGI)
Marshall County:

2.00%
Minnesota average:

2.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pennington County, MN  1.19% ($47,826 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.75% ($29,172)
from Polk County, MN  0.57% ($34,500)
from Roseau County, MN  0.39% ($34,800)


6.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Minnesota average:

7.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.58% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($17,428 average AGI)
2.50% relocated to other states ($22,860 average AGI)
Marshall County:

2.50%
Minnesota average:

2.37%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pennington County, MN  0.90% ($27,229 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.80% ($92,742)
to Polk County, MN  0.77% ($30,933)
to Cass County, ND  0.41% ($29,250)
to Roseau County, MN  0.26% ($39,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Marshall County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Marshall County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marshall County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,088 (1,922 aged, 166 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.99
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2945.580
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 199.7
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 9635.550

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1113.900
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 742.6
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.04

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 20.07

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,363

Size of family households: 1,444 2-persons, 494 3-persons, 405 4-persons, 230 5-persons, 79 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,145 1-person, 126 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

93.3% of residents of Marshall County speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 57% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $94,315,000 ($9417 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $641,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,317,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,773,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $29,367,000
Federal grants: $20,524,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,217,000 ($157,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,118,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,532,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,373,000
Federal Government insurance: $106,102,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 554
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 498
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -246
Here -25 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Marshall County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.7

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Marshall County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 118
  • 4 rooms: 330
  • 5 rooms: 750
  • 6 rooms: 737
  • 7 rooms: 559
  • 8 rooms: 456
  • 9+ rooms: 461
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 163
  • 4 rooms: 158
  • 5 rooms: 129
  • 6 rooms: 68
  • 7 rooms: 52
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 30
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marshall County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 137
  • 2 bedrooms: 734
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,662
  • 4 bedrooms: 727
  • 5+ bedrooms: 169
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 204
  • 2 bedrooms: 225
  • 3 bedrooms: 155
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Marshall County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 767
  • 2 vehicles: 1,595
  • 3 vehicles: 691
  • 4 vehicles: 184
  • 5+ vehicles: 91
  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 346
  • 2 vehicles: 168
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

72% of Marshall County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Minnesota.

Marshall County:

72.2%
State average:

58.1%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marshall County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (25.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24.1%)
  • Utility gas (18.7%)
  • Wood (6.3%)
  • Electricity (33.0%)
  • Utility gas (28.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.7%)
  • No fuel used (2.4%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 52
Here:

4.5%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

2.6%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Marshall County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Marshall County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Marshall County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Marshall County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Marshall County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Marshall County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Marshall County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10878.9 years
Arthur5279.3 years
Carl5082.1 years
George4678.5 years
William4377.5 years
Mary4381.4 years
Oscar4378.7 years
Henry4178.4 years
Anna4185.9 years
Clarence4176.1 years
Most common last names in Marshall County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13780.8 years
Anderson13277.6 years
Nelson8176.6 years
Peterson7679.6 years
Olson7679.7 years
Larson5880.9 years
Swanson3880.6 years
Carlson3878.2 years
Hanson3881.1 years
Haugen3681.9 years

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