County population in 2014: 20,220 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 21,802 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,944 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,858 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,014 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,233 (it was 2,053 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 709 sq. mi.
Water area: 20.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Martin County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (42.4%), Educational, health and social services (16.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,049 (1.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,002 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.9%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.4% for American Indian residents, 51.2% for other race residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for Black residents, 28.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.5% for American Indian residents, 52.2% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 14 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Martin County is $418 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $730 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Martin County: Mound Prairie (A), Dunromin' Campground (B), Wildcat Landing Campground (C), Supersaw Valley Campground (D), Macal Grove Country Club (E), Cushon's Peak Campground (F), Money Creek Haven Campground (G), Valley High Country Club (H), Reno (I), Pine Creek Golf Course (J), Ferndale Country Club (K), Millstone Landing Public Access (L), Visgers Landing Public Access (M), Wildcat Landing Public Access (N), Van Lin Orchards (O), Camp Winnebago (P), Rediske Dairy (Q), Bluff View Farm (R), Way Mar Farm (S), Gunderson Lutheran - Spring Grove Clinic (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Martin County include: Wilmington Church (A), Oak Ridge Church (B), Saint Lukes Church (C), Saint Peters Church (D), Portland Prairie Church (E), Looney Valley Church (F), Zion Lutheran Church (G), Faith Lutheran Church (H), Maranatha Fellowship (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Old Wilmington Cemetery (1), Winnebago Cemetery (2), Yucatan Cemetery (3), Looney Valley Cemetery (4), Carsten Cemetery (5), Loretta Cemetery (6), Church of Peace Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Zabolio Lake (A), Target Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), Lawrence Lake (D), Hayshore Lake (E), Goose Lake (F), Elgar Lake (G), Commodore Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sand Slough (A), Badger Creek (B), Day Creek (C), Dark Slough (D), Daley Creek (E), Silver Creek (F), Crystal Creek (G), Crooked Creek (H), Clear Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Martin County include: Legion Ball Field (1), Cushion Peak Overlook (2), Big Spring Historical Marker (3), Caledonia Wayside Park (4), Beaver Creek Valley State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 492 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
Number of foreign born residents: 298 (40% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 67
1990 to 1994: 98
1985 to 1989: 52
1980 to 1984: 29
1975 to 1979: 8
1970 to 1974: 11
1970 to 1974: 0
1965 to 1969: 33
Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.7%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 7,990
One, attached: 106
3 or 4: 234
5 to 9: 286
10 to 19: 256
20 or more: 318
Mobile homes: 338
Housing units in Martin County with a mortgage: 3,159 (366 second mortgage, 440 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 2,449
0.0% with mortgage
74.2% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Martin County
Martin County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
2.45 / 10,000 pop.
1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
6.36 / 10,000 pop.
3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
6.85 / 10,000 pop.
6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Martin County:
Average size of farms: 443 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $260,786 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $265.44 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.14% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.67% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $233,594 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.62% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.24% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $196,624 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.49% Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.68 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.15% Corn for grain: 202456 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 87 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 175797 harvested acres Vegetables: 3,449 harvested acres
Martin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 18063242.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Martin County-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.4 miles away from Martin County center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 245.4 miles away from the county center On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 162.9 miles away from the county center On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.5 miles away from the county center On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 196.8 miles away from Martin County center On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
MinnesotaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1941): October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1941, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
MinnesotaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3242): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
MinnesotaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1569): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1569, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
MinnesotaSevere Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 3, 1997 to February 3, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1158): January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
MinnesotaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 6, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-993): June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
MinnesotaIce Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-929): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-929, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
MinnesotaDrought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared (EM-3013): June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
MinnesotaFLOODING, Incident Period: April 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-255): April 18, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-255, Natural disaster type: Flood
MinnesotaFLOODING, Incident Period: April 11, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-188): April 11, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-188, Natural disaster type: Flood
The number of natural disasters in Martin County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 2
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Martin County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,868 (4,283 aged, 585 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 267 (6%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Martin County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:
Atherosclerotic heart disease (385)
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (259)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (205)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (99)
Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (78)
Pneumonia, unspecified (76)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.75 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13077.36 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 460.940 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46868.47
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1061.800 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 976.1 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.05
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.49 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95.23
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.52
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 16,690 (4,496 male householders, 1,276 female householders)
4,697 spouses, 5,353 children (4,937 natural, 113 adopted, 303 stepchildren), 179 grandchildren, 82 brothers or sisters, 57 parents, 78 other relatives, 444 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,802 (1,500 male householders (1,253 living alone)), 1,763 female householders (1,584 living alone)), 539 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 348 (231 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,176 2-persons, 1,035 3-persons, 909 4-persons, 429 5-persons, 156 6-persons, 67 7-or-more-persons.
4,124 married couples with children.
1,038 single-parent households (246 men, 792 women).
96.2% of residents of Martin County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $127,876,000 ($6077 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,661,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $59,783,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,159,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,951,000 Federal grants: $17,498,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,968,000 ($266,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $4,518,000 ($233,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $976,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,468,000 Federal Government insurance: $100,178,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
58 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
38 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +29
+1 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -762
-36 per 1000 residents
-3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Martin County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.94 millions of gallons per day (28% from ground, 72% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 32
2000 to 2004: 566
1990 to 1999: 555
1980 to 1989: 875
1970 to 1979: 1,667
1960 to 1969: 1,079
1950 to 1959: 1,305
1940 to 1949: 954
1939 or earlier: 2,932
Rooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, Minnesota
65% of Martin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Minnesota.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 16501
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Martin County