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Meeker County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 23,386 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 22,644 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,947
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,490
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,997
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,739 (it was 1,593 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

27%

Land area: 609 sq. mi.

Water area: 36.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Meeker County: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.1%), Educational, health and social services (24.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Meeker County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 11,897  (50.9%)
Females: 11,489  (49.1%)
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Meeker County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Meeker County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,781 ($40,908 in 1999)

This county:

$60,781
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $576 (lower quartile is $443, upper quartile is $721)
This county:

$576
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $174,306 (it was $93,700 in 2000)
Meeker:

$174,306
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,238 - $264,722
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,284
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $453

Institutionalized population: 300

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 97
  • Thefts: 231
  • Auto thefts: 20

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 88
  • Thefts: 209
  • Auto thefts: 31
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 68 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2008: 35 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2014: 42 buildings, average cost: $188,300

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 2016: $1,716 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,667 (1.0%)

Meeker County household income distribution in 2009 Meeker County home values distribution Meeker County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.5%
Meeker County:

8.5%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.3% for American Indian residents, 2.2% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.2 years old
(Males: 42.0 years old, Females: 42.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.4 years old, Black residents: 32.5 years old, American Indian residents: 20.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 58.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Meeker County is $447 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.

Cities in this county include: Litchfield, Dassel, Watkins, Eden Valley, Grove City, Cosmos, Darwin, Kingston, Cedar Mills.

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

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Neighboring counties: Charlevoix County, Michigan , Lane County, Oregon , Malheur County, Oregon , St. Lawrence County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 570
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 541 (32.6% naturalized citizens)

Meeker County:

2.3%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 134
  • 2000 to 2009: 212
  • 1990 to 1999: 72
  • 1980 to 1989: 61
  • 1970 to 1979: 33
  • Before 1970: 25
Note: State values scaled to Meeker County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.0%

Meeker County marital status for males Meeker County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,969
  • One, attached: 127
  • Two: 193
  • 3 or 4: 258
  • 5 to 9: 141
  • 10 to 19: 152
  • 20 to 49: 168
  • 50 or more: 174
  • Mobile homes: 631

Housing units in Meeker County with a mortgage: 4,429 (145 second mortgage, 499 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,859

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Meeker County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,34115
Catholic5,9467
Evangelical Protestant2,88921
Other-1
None7,124-
Meeker 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: 4
Meeker County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Meeker County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Meeker County:

7.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Meeker County:

29.2%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Meeker County:

Average size of farms: 298 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,120
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $228.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.27%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $97,066
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 75.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $101,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 29.14%
Corn for grain: 107881 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5324 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 116853 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,069 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 17 acres

Earthquake activity:

Meeker County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 89% 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 83.3 miles away from Meeker County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 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 249.2 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 123.1 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 25.7 miles away from Meeker 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 272.7 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2012 to June 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4069: July 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4069, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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 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 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
  • Minnesota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-993: June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: 993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-255: April 18, 1969, FEMA Id: 255, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 11, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-188: April 11, 1965, FEMA Id: 188, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Meeker County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (40%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Ecuador (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Ethiopia (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)

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

  • German (44%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • Finnish (5%)
  • Scandinavian (3%)
  • Irish (2%)

Meeker County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,766 (80.6%)
  • Carpooled: 641 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 38 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 72 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 42 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 282 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 546 (6.5%)

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


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

  • 408 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 224 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 37 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,872.

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.05% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($28,288 average AGI)
0.75% relocated from other states ($5,062 average AGI)
Meeker County:

0.75%
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 McLeod County, MN  0.80% ($37,819 average AGI)
from Stearns County, MN  0.78% ($27,507)
from Wright County, MN  0.52% ($40,106)
from Kandiyohi County, MN  0.39% ($31,600)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.38% ($31,206)
from Benton County, MN  0.14% ($22,000)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.13% ($29,750)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.16% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($23,100 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($9,560 average AGI)
Meeker County:

1.51%
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 Stearns County, MN  0.90% ($31,500 average AGI)
to McLeod County, MN  0.62% ($30,474)
to Wright County, MN  0.53% ($36,875)
to Kandiyohi County, MN  0.39% ($25,139)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.33% ($29,833)
to Dakota County, MN  0.15% ($24,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Meeker County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Meeker County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Meeker County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Meeker County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Meeker County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,040 (3,524 aged, 516 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 257 (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 Meeker County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Unspecified dementia (202)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (190)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (165)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (151)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (143)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (140)
  • Congestive heart failure (109)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (89)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (81)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (69)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,297
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 163
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,931

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,326
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 954
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 161.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,386
  • In family households: 19,495 (3,449 male householders, 2,761 female householders)
    5,156 spouses, 6,730 children (6,355 natural, 155 adopted, 218 stepchildren), 277 grandchildren, 80 brothers or sisters, 195 parents, 275 other relatives, 543 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,510 (1,447 male householders (1,211 living alone)), 1,493 female householders (1,357 living alone)), 564 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 359

Size of family households: 3,381 2-persons, 905 3-persons, 994 4-persons, 647 5-persons, 159 6-persons, 145 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,568 1-person, 303 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

4,057 married couples with children.
1,164 single-parent households (482 men, 682 women).

95.8% of residents of Meeker speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (36% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 51% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $107,569,000 ($4,621 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,792,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,705,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,641,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,991,000
Federal grants: $17,778,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,313,000 ($176,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,141,000 ($2,405,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,528,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,162,000
Federal Government insurance: $48,911,000

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

Births: 1,557
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,227
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +401
Here +17 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Meeker County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 78
  • 2010 to 2013: 239
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,550
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,317
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,032
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,606
  • 1960 to 1969: 981
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,132
  • 1940 to 1949: 563
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,271
Note: State values scaled to Meeker population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Meeker County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 183
  • 4 rooms: 567
  • 5 rooms: 970
  • 6 rooms: 1,339
  • 7 rooms: 1,276
  • 8 rooms: 1,060
  • 9+ rooms: 1,853
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 304
  • 4 rooms: 389
  • 5 rooms: 402
  • 6 rooms: 292
  • 7 rooms: 136
  • 8 rooms: 60
  • 9+ rooms: 104
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Meeker County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 155
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,419
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,339
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,849
  • 5+ bedrooms: 506
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 534
  • 2 bedrooms: 616
  • 3 bedrooms: 449
  • 4 bedrooms: 189
  • 5+ bedrooms: 45
Cars and other vehicles available in Meeker County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Meeker County population
  • no vehicle: 117
  • 1 vehicle: 1,378
  • 2 vehicles: 3,167
  • 3 vehicles: 1,781
  • 4 vehicles: 586
  • 5+ vehicles: 266
  • no vehicle: 288
  • 1 vehicle: 872
  • 2 vehicles: 467
  • 3 vehicles: 206
  • 4 vehicles: 40
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

89% of Meeker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Minnesota.

Meeker County:

89.0%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 19,762
  • Other state: 2,995
  • Northeast: 224
  • Midwest: 1,839
  • South: 402
  • West: 531

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Meeker County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (38.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.8%)
  • Electricity (22.0%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Electricity (44.0%)
  • Utility gas (32.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.9%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 178
Here:

6.8%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 68
Here:

5.2%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

13.0%
Minnesota:

22.2%

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)

Meeker County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,411,000
    Hospitals: $1,024,000
    General - Other: $446,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,263,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,764,000
    Police Protection: $2,914,000
    Regular Highways: $2,279,000
    General - Other: $1,385,000
    Health - Other: $1,055,000
    Financial Administration: $994,000
    Central Staff Services: $908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $875,000
    Housing and Community Development: $486,000
    General Public Buildings: $380,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $254,000
    Parks and Recreation: $233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $146,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $483,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $124,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $508,000
    Regular Highways: $245,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,973,000

Meeker County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $17,168,000
    All Other: $2,492,000
    Regular Highways: $573,000
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $442,000
    Housing and Community Development: $283,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,098,000
    Interest Earnings: $368,000
    Special Assessments: $128,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $36,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,598,000
    Public Welfare: $2,598,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,084,000
    All Other: $1,317,000
    Health and Hospitals: $185,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,417,000
    Other License: $14,000

Meeker County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,909,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,752,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,210,000

Meeker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $281,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,994,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $390,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 214
  • Number of aged recipients: 31
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 183
  • Number of recipients under 18: 30
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 132
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 52
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 106
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 84
Meeker County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Meeker County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Meeker County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17177.3 years
William11378.7 years
Mary10882.1 years
George8879.9 years
Anna8685.9 years
Arthur7878.6 years
Margaret6781.7 years
Esther6684.0 years
Clarence6377.9 years
Carl6182.6 years
Most common last names in Meeker County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson24279.8 years
Anderson20280.3 years
Nelson17380.4 years
Olson11179.9 years
Peterson10980.1 years
Larson7880.7 years
Carlson6277.8 years
Erickson5580.0 years
Smith4877.4 years
Hanson4279.8 years
Businesses in Meeker County, MN
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Sears1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Curves1True Value1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
FedEx2UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1
McDonald's1