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McLeod County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2014: 35,882 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 34,898 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,592
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,618
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,558
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,429 (it was 2,891 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

27%

Land area: 492 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McLeod County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in McLeod County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 17,893  (49.9%)
Females: 17,989  (50.1%)

McLeod County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
McLeod County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $57,949 ($45,953 in 1999)

This county:

$57,949
Minnesota:

$63,488

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $646 (lower quartile is $483, upper quartile is $809)
This county:

$646
State:

$805


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $159,291 (it was $105,700 in 2000)
McLeod:

$159,291
Minnesota:

$200,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,468 - $228,626
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,243
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $468

Institutionalized population: 327

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 64
  • Auto thefts: 21

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 43
  • Thefts: 92
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $217,800
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $212,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,847 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,886 (1.2%)

McLeod County household income distribution in 2009 McLeod County home values distribution McLeod County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.1%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.0% for American Indian residents, 27.9% for other race residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.3%
McLeod County:

7.3%
Minnesota:

10.2%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for American Indian residents, 23.4% for other race residents, 7.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 66 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McLeod County is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $832 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hutchinson, Glencoe, Winsted, Lester Prairie, Brownton, Silver Lake, Stewart, Plato, Biscay.

McLeod 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 McLeod County: Island View Golf Club (A), Bongards (B), Augusta (C), Rivers Edge Country Club (D), Timber Creek Golf Course (E), Top Dog Country Club (F), Tacoma West Industrial Park (G), Mielke School (H), Dobraty School (I), Hydes Lake School (J), Ames Farm (K), Deardorff Orchards (L), Dahlgreen Golf Club (M), Connally School (N), Camp Manakiki (O), Carver Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McLeod County include: Zion Church (A), Zoar Church (B), Saint Peters Church (C), East Union Church (D), Waconia Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Friedens Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Augustana Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Cemetery (2), Zion Cemetery (3), Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery (4), Saint John's United Church of Christ Cemetery (5), Cologne United Methodist Cemetery (6), Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Assumption Lake (A), Aue Lake (B), Barlous Lake (C), Barnes Lake (D), Baylor Lake (E), Berliner Lake (F), Goose Lake (G), Gaystock Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Buffalo Creek (A), Crane Creek (B), Bevens Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McLeod County include: Waconia State Wildlife Management Area (1), Hawks Park (2), Baylor County Park (3), Gravel Pit State Wildlife Management Area (4), Schneewind State Wildlife Management Area (5), Assumption State Wildlife Management Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Kennebec County, Maine , Door County, Wisconsin , Jefferson County, Oregon , Grand Traverse County, Michigan , Potter County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,188
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 784 (47% naturalized citizens)

McLeod County:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 236
  • 1990 to 1994: 159
  • 1985 to 1989: 84
  • 1980 to 1984: 97
  • 1975 to 1979: 74
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 101
Note: State values scaled to McLeod County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.0%

McLeod County marital status for males McLeod County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,055
  • One, attached: 577
  • Two: 393
  • 3 or 4: 277
  • 5 to 9: 499
  • 10 to 19: 603
  • 20 or more: 888
  • Mobile homes: 793
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in McLeod County with a mortgage: 5,412 (645 second mortgage, 902 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,356

Here:

69.7% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McLeod County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,83134
Catholic8,0205
Mainline Protestant3,76813
Other3043
None6,728-
McLeod 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: 6
McLeod County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
McLeod County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
McLeod County:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
McLeod County:

26.8%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in McLeod County:

Average size of farms: 266 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,160
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $231.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,380
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,747
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.52%
Corn for grain: 97019 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3756 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 96487 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,114 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 55 acres

Tornado activity:

McLeod County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 2503983.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 350 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/6/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McLeod County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% 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 104.0 miles away from McLeod County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the 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 257.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 142.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from McLeod 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 271.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2013 to June 26, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4131: July 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4131, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 01, 2011 to July 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4009: July 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 4009, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2011 to May 25, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1982: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1982, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1900: April 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1900, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 09, 2002 to June 28, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1419: June 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1419, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in McLeod County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (61%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Laos (3%)

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

  • German (57%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Czech (3%)

McLeod County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,290 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 2,021 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 74 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (0%)
  • Walked: 635 (3%)
  • Other means: 60 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,074 (6%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 298 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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

  • 276 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 65 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,542.

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.81% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($24,451 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($9,424 average AGI)
McLeod County:

1.15%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Carver County, MN  0.47% ($32,514 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($27,739)
from Wright County, MN  0.44% ($28,354)
from Meeker County, MN  0.38% ($30,474)
from Sibley County, MN  0.26% ($33,872)
from Renville County, MN  0.25% ($34,184)
from Kandiyohi County, MN  0.19% ($22,448)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.78% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($28,478 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($9,325 average AGI)
McLeod County:

1.44%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.81% ($47,154 average AGI)
to Carver County, MN  0.52% ($48,538)
to Meeker County, MN  0.48% ($37,819)
to Wright County, MN  0.40% ($31,426)
to Sibley County, MN  0.26% ($27,718)
to Stearns County, MN  0.24% ($36,222)
to Renville County, MN  0.18% ($33,741)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in McLeod County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.4

Deaths per 1000 population in McLeod County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McLeod County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McLeod County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McLeod County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,710 (5,149 aged, 561 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 428 (4%)

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 McLeod County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (266)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (229)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (218)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (213)
  • Unspecified dementia (209)
  • Congestive heart failure (153)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (150)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (127)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (101)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (95)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,493
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 898
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,575

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,520
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 868
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,175
  • In family households: 30,507 (7,932 male householders, 1,962 female householders)
    8,111 spouses, 10,796 children (9,987 natural, 226 adopted, 583 stepchildren), 386 grandchildren, 169 brothers or sisters, 163 parents, 166 other relatives, 737 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,668 (2,234 male householders (1,761 living alone)), 2,511 female householders (2,208 living alone)), 923 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 476 (327 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,569 2-persons, 2,046 3-persons, 1,903 4-persons, 889 5-persons, 337 6-persons, 150 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,969 1-person, 676 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

7,594 married couples with children.
1,631 single-parent households (474 men, 1,157 women).

93.7% of residents of McLeod County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $138,710,000 ($3,833 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,747,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,568,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,060,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,543,000
Federal grants: $18,895,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,285,000 ($47,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,358,000 ($389,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,981,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,518,000
Federal Government insurance: $55,686,000

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

Births: 2,650
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,486
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +157
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +472
Here +13 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in McLeod County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 79
  • 2010 to 2013: 63
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,184
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,406
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,885
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,307
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,777
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,492
  • 1940 to 1949: 608
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,999
Note: State values scaled to McLeod population
Rooms in houses/apartments in McLeod County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to McLeod County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 112
  • 3 rooms: 165
  • 4 rooms: 685
  • 5 rooms: 1,915
  • 6 rooms: 1,938
  • 7 rooms: 1,965
  • 8 rooms: 1,724
  • 9+ rooms: 2,054
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 301
  • 3 rooms: 709
  • 4 rooms: 1,027
  • 5 rooms: 440
  • 6 rooms: 125
  • 7 rooms: 144
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 66
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McLeod County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to McLeod County population
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 214
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,074
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,210
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,443
  • 5+ bedrooms: 592
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 909
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,398
  • 3 bedrooms: 366
  • 4 bedrooms: 126
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
Cars and other vehicles available in McLeod County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to McLeod County population
  • no vehicle: 197
  • 1 vehicle: 2,241
  • 2 vehicles: 5,391
  • 3 vehicles: 2,045
  • 4 vehicles: 498
  • 5+ vehicles: 186
  • no vehicle: 402
  • 1 vehicle: 1,552
  • 2 vehicles: 754
  • 3 vehicles: 148
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

61% of McLeod County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Minnesota.

McLeod County:

61.4%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 29,127
  • Northeast: 257
  • Midwest: 2,959
  • South: 772
  • West: 896

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $100,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in McLeod County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.1%)
  • Electricity (3.8%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (48.5%)
  • Electricity (32.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.6%)
  • No fuel used (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 774
Here:

17.0%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 162
Here:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 143
Here:

13.3%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

McLeod County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,853,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $7,574,000
    Police Protection: $2,821,000
    Regular Highways: $2,115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,044,000
    Health - Other: $1,737,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,589,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,190,000
    Financial Administration: $919,000
    General Public Buildings: $630,000
    General - Other: $526,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $445,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $432,000
    Corrections - Other: $330,000
    Parks and Recreation: $263,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $152,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $377,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $880,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,407,000

McLeod County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,425,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,100,000
    Regular Highways: $210,000
    Parks and Recreation: $82,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $842,000
    Interest Earnings: $819,000
    Special Assessments: $87,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $16,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,052,000
    Public Welfare: $3,775,000
    All Other: $950,000
    Health and Hospitals: $598,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,082,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $87,000
    Other License: $84,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
    Amusements License: $1,000

McLeod County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,385,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,825,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,845,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,285,000

McLeod County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,240,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,418,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 264
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 238
  • Number of recipients under 18: 40
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 179
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 45
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 113
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 114
McLeod County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

McLeod County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in McLeod County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William18879.7 years
John18279.4 years
Henry15781.3 years
Anna14386.4 years
Mary14082.8 years
Arthur12777.9 years
Emma11987.2 years
George11579.3 years
Helen11482.6 years
Edward11379.5 years
Most common last names in McLeod County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6179.0 years
Schmidt6180.2 years
Anderson5779.1 years
Johnson5381.1 years
Schultz5177.8 years
Peterson5177.5 years
Jensen4780.6 years
Rannow4579.8 years
Nelson4077.3 years
Olson3979.6 years
Businesses in McLeod County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Best Western1Nike2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2RadioShack1
Chevrolet2Sears1
Dairy Queen2Slumberland1
FedEx2Subway5
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block4Target1
Hardee's1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul4
KFC1UPS7
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1