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Meeker County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 23,626 (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: 39 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Meeker County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Meeker County, MN (2017)
    • 21,98597.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8653.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1670.7%Two or more races
    • 1070.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 970.4%Asian alone
    • 500.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 230.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 12,039  (51.0%)
Females: 11,587  (49.0%)
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Average household size:
Meeker County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,365 ($40,908 in 1999)
This county:

$63,365
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $596 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $754)
This county:

$596
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,721 (it was $93,700 in 2000)
Meeker:

$177,721
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,715 - $254,968
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,309
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $472

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:

  • 1997: 103 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 1998: 131 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 1999: 152 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2000: 141 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2001: 158 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2002: 122 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2003: 164 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2004: 202 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2005: 138 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2006: 99 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 51 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2016: 50 buildings, average cost: $239,300
  • 2017: 74 buildings, average cost: $153,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Meeker, MN residents
Average permit cost in Meeker, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,764 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,767 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Meeker, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Meeker, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Meeker, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.2%
Meeker County:

8.2%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Black residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.0% for American Indian residents, 2.2% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.2 years old
(Males: 42.3 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.4 years old, Black residents: 32.9 years old, American Indian residents: 20.5 years old, Asian residents: 28.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 61.4 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:

5.8%
Minnesota:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Meeker, MN
County total employment by year in Meeker, MN
County average yearly wages by year in Meeker, MN

Current college students: 570
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 582 (33.7% naturalized citizens)

Meeker County:

2.5%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1612010 or later
  • 2152000 to 2009
  • 751990 to 1999
  • 611980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 25Before 1970

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: 9,065
  • One, attached: 125
  • Two: 186
  • 3 or 4: 278
  • 5 to 9: 155
  • 10 to 19: 160
  • 20 to 49: 171
  • 50 or more: 172
  • Mobile homes: 629
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Meeker County with a mortgage: 4,468 (142 second mortgage, 459 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,896

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Meeker County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Meeker

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,883 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 618 (7.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 39 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 80 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 44 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 287 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 558 (6.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • 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%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • 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 (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Ecuador (11%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Ethiopia (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Costa Rica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Meeker County


  • German (42%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • Finnish (5%)
  • Scandinavian (4%)
  • Irish (2%)

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 $63,572.

6.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,210 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.66% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($42,473 average AGI)
0.87% relocated from other states ($6,738 average AGI)
Meeker County:

0.87%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Stearns County, MN  1.20% ($41,609 average AGI)
from McLeod County, MN  1.07% ($50,857)
from Wright County, MN  0.97% ($47,697)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.49% ($54,733)
from Kandiyohi County, MN  0.39% ($31,472)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.34% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($40,382 average AGI)
0.88% relocated to other states ($6,900 average AGI)
Meeker County:

0.88%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Stearns County, MN  0.98% ($48,700 average AGI)
to McLeod County, MN  0.97% ($43,899)
to Wright County, MN  0.93% ($68,259)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.50% ($38,196)
to Kandiyohi County, MN  0.34% ($43,290)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Meeker County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meeker County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meeker County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meeker County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 23,626
  • In family households: 19,771 (3,492 male householders, 2,816 female householders)
    5,264 spouses, 6,767 children (6,409 natural, 167 adopted, 192 stepchildren), 257 grandchildren, 84 brothers or sisters, 193 parents, 311 other relatives, 565 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,493 (1,439 male householders (1,180 living alone)), 1,471 female householders (1,333 living alone)), 572 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 358

Size of family households: 3,397 2-persons, 912 3-persons, 1,020 4-persons, 673 5-persons, 177 6-persons, 146 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,513 1-person, 314 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

4,129 married couples with children.
1,111 single-parent households (446 men, 665 women).

95.5% of residents of Meeker speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 54% 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 in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 1282014 or later
  • 2772010 to 2013
  • 1,5292000 to 2009
  • 1,3081990 to 1999
  • 1,0251980 to 1989
  • 1,6141970 to 1979
  • 1,0251960 to 1969
  • 1,1511950 to 1959
  • 5321940 to 1949
  • 2,2521939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 41 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 2043 rooms
  • 5414 rooms
  • 9755 rooms
  • 1,3106 rooms
  • 1,2477 rooms
  • 1,0898 rooms
  • 1,9469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 431 room
  • 1382 rooms
  • 2923 rooms
  • 3924 rooms
  • 4065 rooms
  • 2886 rooms
  • 1387 rooms
  • 598 rooms
  • 1049+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 8no bedroom
  • 1671 bedroom
  • 1,3532 bedrooms
  • 3,3523 bedrooms
  • 1,9044 bedrooms
  • 5535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 42no bedroom
  • 5111 bedroom
  • 6272 bedrooms
  • 4433 bedrooms
  • 1894 bedrooms
  • 455+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Meeker County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Meeker County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Meeker County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 119no vehicle
  • 1,3641 vehicle
  • 3,1902 vehicles
  • 1,8493 vehicles
  • 5684 vehicles
  • 3025+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Meeker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Meeker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 286no vehicle
  • 8631 vehicle
  • 4682 vehicles
  • 2103 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

89.2% of Meeker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Minnesota.

Meeker County:

89.2%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 19,802
  • Other state: 3,027
  • Northeast: 215
  • Midwest: 1,885
  • South: 415
  • West: 510
Year householders moved into unit in Meeker County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Meeker County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.3%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.2%Electricity
  • 33.2%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 187
Here:

7.1%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

5.2%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 74
Here:

13.0%
Minnesota:

22.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Meeker County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,761,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,992,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $27,876,000
    Other: $3,110,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,727,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $20,863,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,232,000
    Police Protection: $4,155,000
    Regular Highways: $1,790,000
    Health - Other: $1,650,000
    General - Other: $1,606,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,140,000
    Central Staff Services: $857,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,994,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $359,000
    Other - Libraries: $207,000
    Other - General - Other: $188,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,994,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,146,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,829,000
    Interest Earnings: $416,000
    Special Assessments: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,184,000
    Hospitals: $839,000
    General - Other: $210,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,825,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,902,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,490,000
    Public Welfare: $2,848,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,643,000
    Other: $1,052,000
    Health and Hospitals: $367,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,319,000
    Severance: $68,000
    Other License: $17,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,000

Meeker County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,761,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,992,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $27,876,000
    Other: $3,110,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,727,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $20,863,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,232,000
    Police Protection: $4,155,000
    Regular Highways: $1,790,000
    Health - Other: $1,650,000
    General - Other: $1,606,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,140,000
    Central Staff Services: $857,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,994,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $359,000
    Other - Libraries: $207,000
    Other - General - Other: $188,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,994,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,146,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,829,000
    Interest Earnings: $416,000
    Special Assessments: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,184,000
    Hospitals: $839,000
    General - Other: $210,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,825,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,902,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,490,000
    Public Welfare: $2,848,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,643,000
    Other: $1,052,000
    Health and Hospitals: $367,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,319,000
    Severance: $68,000
    Other License: $17,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,000

Meeker County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,761,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,992,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $27,876,000
    Other: $3,110,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,727,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $20,863,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,232,000
    Police Protection: $4,155,000
    Regular Highways: $1,790,000
    Health - Other: $1,650,000
    General - Other: $1,606,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,140,000
    Central Staff Services: $857,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,994,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $359,000
    Other - Libraries: $207,000
    Other - General - Other: $188,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,994,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,146,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,829,000
    Interest Earnings: $416,000
    Special Assessments: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,184,000
    Hospitals: $839,000
    General - Other: $210,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,825,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,902,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,490,000
    Public Welfare: $2,848,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,643,000
    Other: $1,052,000
    Health and Hospitals: $367,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,319,000
    Severance: $68,000
    Other License: $17,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,000

Meeker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,761,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,992,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $27,876,000
    Other: $3,110,000
    Regular Highways: $506,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,727,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $20,863,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,232,000
    Police Protection: $4,155,000
    Regular Highways: $1,790,000
    Health - Other: $1,650,000
    General - Other: $1,606,000
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,140,000
    Central Staff Services: $857,000
    Housing and Community Development: $428,000
    General Public Buildings: $377,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $215,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,994,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $359,000
    Other - Libraries: $207,000
    Other - General - Other: $188,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,994,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,146,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,829,000
    Interest Earnings: $416,000
    Special Assessments: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,184,000
    Hospitals: $839,000
    General - Other: $210,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,825,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,902,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,490,000
    Public Welfare: $2,848,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,643,000
    Other: $1,052,000
    Health and Hospitals: $367,000
    Housing and Community Development: $356,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,319,000
    Severance: $68,000
    Other License: $17,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,000

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
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