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Mower County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 39,745 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 38,603 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,499
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,218
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,197
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,111 (it was 3,385 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%

Land area: 711 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mower County: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.9%), Educational, health and social services (22.7%), Manufacturing (12.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Mower County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.6%)
  • Asian alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 19,963  (50.2%)
Females: 19,782  (49.8%)
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Mower County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Mower County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,728 ($36,654 in 1999)

This county:

$53,728
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $554 (lower quartile is $440, upper quartile is $795)
This county:

$554
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,195 (it was $74,400 in 2000)
Mower:

$126,195
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,096 - $199,540

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $162,741
Here:

$162,741
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,267
Here:

$168,267
State:

$207,018

In 2-unit structures: $151,730
Here:

$151,730
State:

$228,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $179,605
Here:

$179,605
State:

$235,731

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,476
Here:

$132,476
State:

$191,537

Mobile homes: $99,894
Here:

$99,894
State:

$62,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,088
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $371

Institutionalized population: 385

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 77
  • Thefts: 171
  • Auto thefts: 22

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 77
  • Thefts: 149
  • Auto thefts: 16
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $170,900
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2013: 46 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $160,700

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: $1,250 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,055 (1.0%)

Mower County household income distribution in 2009 Mower County home values distribution Mower County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.7%
Mower County:

12.7%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 6.8% for other race residents, 16.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.6 years old
(Males: 37.9 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 24.7 years old, American Indian residents: 51.7 years old, Asian residents: 32.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.7 years old, Other race residents: 17.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mower County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $625 a month.

Cities in this county include: Austin, Grand Meadow, Le Roy, Adams, Brownsdale, Lyle, Racine, Rose Creek, Dexter, Waltham.

Mower 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 Mower County: State Line School (A), Oakland Woods West Bound Rest Area (B), Hayward East Bound Rest Area (C), Albert Lea Travel Information Center (D), Clarks Grove Golf Course (E), Schmidt School (F), Oakview Golf Course (G), Albert Lea - Austin Kampground (H), Holiday Park Gold Course (I), Oakland (J), Camp Moraine (K), Buckeye School (L), London (M), Gordonsville (N), London Cooperative Fire Department (O), Oakland City Townhall (P), Moscow Town Hall (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mower County include: Bear Lake Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B), Zion Church (C), Central Church (D), Deer Creek Valley Church (E), East Freeborn Church (F), Moscow Church (G), International Church (H), Oakland Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Freeborn Cemetery (1), North Round Prairie Cemetery (2), Alden Cemetery (3), Oak Lawn Cemetery (4), London Cemetery (5), Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (6), Bohemian Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bear Lake (A), Mud Lake (B), Hickory Lake (C), White Lake (D), Upper Twin Lake (E), Trenton Lake (F), Sugar Lake (G), State Line Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mud Creek (A), Peter Lund Creek (B), Steward Creek (C), Knotvold Branch (D), Goose Creek (E), Deer Creek (F), Peterson Branch (G), Mud Lake Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mower County include: Big Island State Park (1), Arrowhead Point County Park (2), Gateway Park (3), White Woods County Park (4), Bear Lake State Wildlife Management Area (5), Pickerel Lake Park (6), Halls Lake State Wildlife Area (7), Saint Nicholas County Park (8), Carey State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Converse County, Wyoming , Fillmore County , McCook County, South Dakota , Murray County , Steele County , Winnebago County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,309
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,349 (30.4% naturalized citizens)

Mower County:

8.4%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,187
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,402
  • 1990 to 1999: 400
  • 1980 to 1989: 228
  • 1970 to 1979: 89
  • Before 1970: 113
Note: State values scaled to Mower County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.3%

Mower County marital status for males Mower County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,521
  • One, attached: 523
  • Two: 411
  • 3 or 4: 152
  • 5 to 9: 459
  • 10 to 19: 418
  • 20 to 49: 459
  • 50 or more: 753
  • Mobile homes: 462

Housing units in Mower County with a mortgage: 6,567 (177 second mortgage, 636 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,703

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mower County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant12,69730
Catholic9,39910
Evangelical Protestant3,57226
Other3162
None13,179-
Mower 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: 12
Mower County:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Mower County:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mower County:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Mower County:

26.8%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Mower County:

Average size of farms: 379 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $164,229
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $284.07
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $137,437
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $115,300
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.75%
Corn for grain: 173874 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 572 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 169278 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12,557 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Mower County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 1438477.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 19 fatalities and 100 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/30/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mower County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% 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 210.1 miles away from Mower County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 443.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.8 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 329.4 miles away from Mower County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 422.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1941: October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1941, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 06, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1772: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1772, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1569: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1569, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 17, 2000 to July 26, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1333: June 27, 2000, FEMA Id: 1333, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1225: June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: 1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 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 Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-929: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 929, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Hail, Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-560: July 08, 1978, FEMA Id: 560, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mower County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (43%)
  • Guatemala (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Other Caribbean (5%)
  • Ethiopia (5%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Thailand (4%)

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

  • German (25%)
  • Norwegian (16%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Mower County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,194 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,960 (10.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 250 (1.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 220 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 174 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 574 (3.2%)
  • Worked at home: 633 (3.5%)

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


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

  • 481 people in nursing homes
  • 196 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 57 people in religious group quarters
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 31 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 269 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 147 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 74 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,948.

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.75% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($16,350 average AGI)
2.14% relocated from other states ($13,241 average AGI)
Mower County:

2.14%
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 Olmsted County, MN  0.69% ($29,853 average AGI)
from Freeborn County, MN  0.47% ($25,676)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.19% ($28,800)
from Steele County, MN  0.18% ($31,679)
from Fillmore County, MN  0.15% ($26,174)
from Dodge County, MN  0.13% ($24,429)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.13% ($18,286)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,170 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.29% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($24,507 average AGI)
2.32% relocated to other states ($17,662 average AGI)
Mower County:

2.32%
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 Olmsted County, MN  0.75% ($41,269 average AGI)
to Freeborn County, MN  0.40% ($37,524)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.35% ($73,089)
to Dodge County, MN  0.19% ($25,767)
to Steele County, MN  0.18% ($38,138)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.18% ($36,069)
to Trempealeau County, WI  0.16% ($28,680)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Mower County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Mower County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mower County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mower County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mower County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,899 (6,954 aged, 945 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 594 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Mower County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (429)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (394)
  • Unspecified dementia (324)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (285)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (247)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (184)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (172)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (105)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (105)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (104)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,680
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 187
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,928

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,335
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,044
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 78.0
  • Other - 52.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,745
  • In family households: 32,287 (5,698 male householders, 4,215 female householders)
    7,655 spouses, 11,863 children (11,235 natural, 177 adopted, 457 stepchildren), 333 grandchildren, 424 brothers or sisters, 489 parents, 570 other relatives, 1,039 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,826 (2,565 male householders (2,061 living alone)), 3,010 female householders (2,670 living alone)), 1,243 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 623

Size of family households: 4,715 2-persons, 1,997 3-persons, 1,550 4-persons, 1,294 5-persons, 257 6-persons, 119 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,732 1-person, 711 2-persons, 98 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

5,989 married couples with children.
3,350 single-parent households (1,767 men, 1,583 women).

86.5% of residents of Mower speak English at home.
9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (35% speak English very well, 61% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $237,484,000 ($6,090 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,143,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $105,946,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,616,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,821,000
Federal grants: $40,493,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,748,000 ($2,986,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,859,000 ($3,020,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,157,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,313,000
Federal Government insurance: $100,333,000

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

Births: 2,789
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,019
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +515
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,024
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mower County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.53 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 51
  • 2010 to 2013: 152
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,500
  • 1990 to 1999: 970
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,213
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,712
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,222
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,966
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,026
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,053
Note: State values scaled to Mower population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mower County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mower County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 227
  • 4 rooms: 936
  • 5 rooms: 1,952
  • 6 rooms: 2,311
  • 7 rooms: 1,832
  • 8 rooms: 1,518
  • 9+ rooms: 2,458
  • 1 room: 171
  • 2 rooms: 281
  • 3 rooms: 895
  • 4 rooms: 933
  • 5 rooms: 605
  • 6 rooms: 661
  • 7 rooms: 208
  • 8 rooms: 219
  • 9+ rooms: 254
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mower County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mower County population
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 284
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,482
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,207
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,499
  • 5+ bedrooms: 764
  • no bedroom: 184
  • 1 bedroom: 1,281
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,518
  • 3 bedrooms: 810
  • 4 bedrooms: 310
  • 5+ bedrooms: 123
Cars and other vehicles available in Mower County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Mower County population
  • no vehicle: 336
  • 1 vehicle: 2,559
  • 2 vehicles: 4,771
  • 3 vehicles: 2,348
  • 4 vehicles: 935
  • 5+ vehicles: 312
  • no vehicle: 733
  • 1 vehicle: 2,158
  • 2 vehicles: 831
  • 3 vehicles: 434
  • 4 vehicles: 80
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

86% of Mower County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Minnesota.

Mower County:

85.9%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 26,824
  • Other state: 9,326
  • Northeast: 401
  • Midwest: 6,542
  • South: 1,301
  • West: 1,046

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mower County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.5%)
  • Electricity (8.1%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (58.0%)
  • Electricity (30.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.4%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 318
Here:

7.2%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 95
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 162
Here:

9.9%
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)

Mower County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,675,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $5,526,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,146,000
    Regular Highways: $3,798,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,803,000
    Police Protection: $1,771,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,466,000
    General - Other: $1,319,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,232,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,177,000
    Financial Administration: $1,084,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $697,000
    Central Staff Services: $558,000
    Solid Waste Management: $513,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $484,000
    Parks & Recreation: $251,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $191,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $218,000
    Welfare - Other: $125,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,114,000

Mower County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,879,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $391,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $90,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,724,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,877,000
    Special Assessments: $307,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,875,000
    Highways: $5,222,000
    General Support: $2,371,000
    All Other: $1,593,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,419,000
    NEC: $42,000

Mower County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,921,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 645
  • Number of aged recipients: 73
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 572
  • Number of recipients under 18: 95
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 407
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 143
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 280
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 281
Mower County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mower 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 Mower County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28377.5 years
Mary20083.0 years
William19477.6 years
Robert18172.8 years
George16379.2 years
Donald15472.0 years
Anna14186.3 years
Helen13881.0 years
Dorothy12778.8 years
Margaret12682.3 years
Most common last names in Mower County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson22778.2 years
Anderson18778.6 years
Nelson15180.3 years
Olson10779.5 years
Hanson10580.8 years
Miller9678.5 years
Peterson9379.7 years
Smith8579.7 years
Larson8580.9 years
Thompson7678.8 years
Businesses in Mower County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Nike2
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Carson Pirie Scott1Rodeway Inn1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Days Inn1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx2T-Mobile2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target1
Ford1U-Haul2
GNC1UPS3
GameStop1Vans1
H&R Block1Verizon Wireless2
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1