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Murray County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 8,658 (all rural); it was 9,165 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,523
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,547
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,144
Renter-occupied apartments: 647 (it was 578 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

27%

Land area: 704 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Murray County: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.8%), Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Murray County, MN (2017)
    • 7,99487.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3063.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 710.8%Asian alone
    • 700.8%Two or more races
    • 400.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 330.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 230.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 4,306  (49.7%)
Females: 4,352  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Murray County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,038 ($34,966 in 1999)
This county:

$56,038
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $367, upper quartile is $551)
This county:

$449
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,198 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
Murray:

$110,198
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,523 - $159,281

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $162,108
Here:

$162,108
State:

$276,132

Townhouses or other attached units: $105,442
Here:

$105,442
State:

$212,789

In 2-unit structures: $64,265
Here:

$64,265
State:

$232,954

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,404
Here:

$116,404
State:

$175,014

Mobile homes: $100,959
Here:

$100,959
State:

$67,892

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 110

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 38
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 48
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2014: 25 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $173,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Murray, MN residents
Average permit cost in Murray, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $973 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,013 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Murray, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Murray, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Murray, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.0%
Murray County:

8.0%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.5% for American Indian residents, 26.5% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.7 years old
(Males: 46.9 years old, Females: 48.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.4 years old, Black residents: 33.2 years old, American Indian residents: 49.3 years old, Asian residents: 35.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.9 years old, Other race residents: 26.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Murray County is $402 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Slayton, Fulda, The Lakes, Chandler, Lake Wilson, Currie, Iona, Avoca, Hadley, Dovray.

Murray 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 Murray County: Pratt (A), Straight River South Bound Rest Area (B), Straight River North Bound Rest Area (C), Blooming Prairie Country Club (D), Hope (E), Meriden (F), Johnson Oakside Orchard (G), Hidden Creek Golf Club (H), Havana Hills Golf Course (I), Hope Oak Knoll Camp Ground (J), River View Campground (K), Bixby (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Medford Outlet Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Murray County include: Aurora Church (A), Zion Church (B), Corpus Christi Church (C), Holy Trinity Catholic Church (D), Countryside Church (E), Christ Community Covenant Church (F), Saint Paul Church (G), Moland Church (H), Trinity Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Norwegian Lutheran Meraker Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2), Lemond Cemetery (3), Berlin Cemetery (4), Bohemian Cemetery (5), Brase Cemetery (6), Lincoln Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Beaver Lake (A), Oak Glen Lake (B), Rice Lake (C), Lonergan Lake (D), Fosilen Lake (E), Moonan Marsh (F), Beaver Lake (G), Rice Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Murray County include: Oak Glen State Wildlife Management Area (1), Pogones State Wildlife Management Area (2), Geology of the Rice Lake Area Historical Marker (3), Rice Lake State Park (4), Swan Lake State Wildlife Management Area (5), Somerset State Wildlife Management Area (6), Minnesota State Schools Historical Marker (7), Minnesota Canneries Historical Marker (8), Aurora State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Kingsbury County, South Dakota , McCook County, South Dakota , Mower County , Pipestone County , Steele County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 211
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 239 (25.8% naturalized citizens)

Murray County:

2.8%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 712010 or later
  • 1002000 to 2009
  • 271990 to 1999
  • 341980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 27Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

Murray County marital status for males Murray County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,198
  • One, attached: 39
  • Two: 44
  • 3 or 4: 23
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • 10 to 19: 134
  • 20 to 49: 83
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 136
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Murray County with a mortgage: 1,382 (27 second mortgage, 75 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,667

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Murray County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,19016
Catholic2,3305
Evangelical Protestant1,1665
None2,039-
Murray 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: 3
Murray County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Murray County:

8.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

11.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Murray County:

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Murray County:

27.3%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Murray County:

Average size of farms: 447 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $152,366
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $213.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $128,274
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $113,721
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.12%
Corn for grain: 167617 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1241 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 162626 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Tornado activity:

Murray County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 3562941.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 47 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:

Murray County-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 76% 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 116.1 miles away from Murray 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 182.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 180.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 137.0 miles away from Murray County center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4113: May 03, 2013, FEMA Id: 4113, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Heavy Snow, Incident Period: November 14, 1996 to November 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1151: January 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1151, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • 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 Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 16, 1992 to June 20, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-946: June 26, 1992, FEMA Id: 946, 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
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Murray

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,721 (76.0%)
  • Carpooled: 249 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 36 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 189 (5.3%)
  • Worked at home: 354 (9.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Egypt (18%)
  • Mexico (18%)
  • Guatemala (17%)
  • Venezuela (8%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Murray County


  • German (41%)
  • Dutch (12%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Scandinavian (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

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

  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,750.

3.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.20% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($33,037 average AGI)
0.65% relocated from other states ($5,353 average AGI)
Murray County:

0.65%
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 Nobles County, MN  0.76% ($27,815 average AGI)
from Lyon County, MN  0.71% ($40,120)


4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.18% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($27,463 average AGI)
1.38% relocated to other states ($11,895 average AGI)
Murray County:

1.38%
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 Nobles County, MN  0.62% ($25,773 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Murray County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Murray County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Murray County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Murray County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Murray County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Murray County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Murray County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Murray County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Murray County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,054 (1,872 aged, 182 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 126 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (158)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (104)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (90)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (79)
  • Congestive heart failure (64)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (50)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (50)
  • Unspecified dementia (48)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (37)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (33)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,769
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 278
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,786

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 983
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,254
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 45

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,658
  • In family households: 6,895 (1,366 male householders, 1,017 female householders)
    2,083 spouses, 2,027 children (1,946 natural, 41 adopted, 42 stepchildren), 69 grandchildren, 39 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 24 other relatives, 206 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,603 (654 male householders (534 living alone)), 719 female householders (630 living alone)), 223 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 161

Size of family households: 1,381 2-persons, 420 3-persons, 278 4-persons, 237 5-persons, 64 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,165 1-person, 194 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

1,241 married couples with children.
434 single-parent households (193 men, 241 women).

95.6% of residents of Murray speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (4% speak English very well, 96% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $61,886,000 ($6,880 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $501,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $23,314,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,019,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,958,000
Federal grants: $10,343,000
Federal procurement contracts: $596,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,655,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,156,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,487,000
Federal Government insurance: $76,990,000

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

Births: 455
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 527
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -242
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Murray County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.52 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0

Year house built in Murray County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Murray County, Minnesota
  • 572014 or later
  • 1222010 to 2013
  • 4252000 to 2009
  • 4311990 to 1999
  • 3121980 to 1989
  • 5651970 to 1979
  • 4291960 to 1969
  • 5351950 to 1959
  • 3681940 to 1949
  • 1,3741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Murray County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Murray County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Murray County, Minnesota
  • 41 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 363 rooms
  • 2214 rooms
  • 4975 rooms
  • 5996 rooms
  • 4977 rooms
  • 4278 rooms
  • 7459+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murray County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murray County, Minnesota
  • 231 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 1023 rooms
  • 1734 rooms
  • 1405 rooms
  • 806 rooms
  • 617 rooms
  • 578 rooms
  • 499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Murray County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Murray County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Murray County, Minnesota
  • 5no bedroom
  • 861 bedroom
  • 6212 bedrooms
  • 1,2403 bedrooms
  • 7674 bedrooms
  • 3195+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murray County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murray County, Minnesota
  • 28no bedroom
  • 1521 bedroom
  • 2522 bedrooms
  • 1653 bedrooms
  • 964 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Murray County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Murray County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Murray County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 44no vehicle
  • 6791 vehicle
  • 1,2352 vehicles
  • 6653 vehicles
  • 2444 vehicles
  • 1915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Murray County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Murray County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 109no vehicle
  • 3771 vehicle
  • 962 vehicles
  • 1133 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

90.3% of Murray County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Minnesota.

Murray County:

90.3%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 6,471
  • Other state: 1,836
  • Northeast: 46
  • Midwest: 1,414
  • South: 165
  • West: 214
Year householders moved into unit in Murray County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Murray County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.2%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 36.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 21.0%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 74
Here:

9.1%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

5.5%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

14.4%
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

Murray County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $15,918,000
    Solid Waste Management: $243,000
    Other: $195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Hospitals: $313,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,714,000
    Regular Highways: $2,230,000
    Police Protection: $1,729,000
    General - Other: $1,226,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $733,000
    Central Staff Services: $713,000
    General Public Buildings: $562,000
    Financial Administration: $384,000
    Solid Waste Management: $366,000
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $214,000
    Libraries: $75,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Corrections - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $324,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $192,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,107,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $438,000
    Other - Health - Other: $63,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,143,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,268,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $875,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $580,000
    General Revenue - Other: $538,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $512,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,740,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,371,000
    General Local Government Support: $358,000
    Other: $297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
    Public Welfare: $109,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,385,000
    Other License: $19,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,050,000

Murray County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $15,918,000
    Solid Waste Management: $243,000
    Other: $195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Hospitals: $313,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,714,000
    Regular Highways: $2,230,000
    Police Protection: $1,729,000
    General - Other: $1,226,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $733,000
    Central Staff Services: $713,000
    General Public Buildings: $562,000
    Financial Administration: $384,000
    Solid Waste Management: $366,000
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $214,000
    Libraries: $75,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Corrections - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $324,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $192,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,107,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $438,000
    Other - Health - Other: $63,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,143,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,268,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $875,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $580,000
    General Revenue - Other: $538,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $512,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,740,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,371,000
    General Local Government Support: $358,000
    Other: $297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
    Public Welfare: $109,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,385,000
    Other License: $19,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,050,000

Murray County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $15,918,000
    Solid Waste Management: $243,000
    Other: $195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Hospitals: $313,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,714,000
    Regular Highways: $2,230,000
    Police Protection: $1,729,000
    General - Other: $1,226,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $733,000
    Central Staff Services: $713,000
    General Public Buildings: $562,000
    Financial Administration: $384,000
    Solid Waste Management: $366,000
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $214,000
    Libraries: $75,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Corrections - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $324,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $192,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,107,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $438,000
    Other - Health - Other: $63,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,143,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,268,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $875,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $580,000
    General Revenue - Other: $538,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $512,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,740,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,371,000
    General Local Government Support: $358,000
    Other: $297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
    Public Welfare: $109,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,385,000
    Other License: $19,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,050,000

Murray County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $15,918,000
    Solid Waste Management: $243,000
    Other: $195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $177,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,940,000
    Hospitals: $313,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,714,000
    Regular Highways: $2,230,000
    Police Protection: $1,729,000
    General - Other: $1,226,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $733,000
    Central Staff Services: $713,000
    General Public Buildings: $562,000
    Financial Administration: $384,000
    Solid Waste Management: $366,000
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $214,000
    Libraries: $75,000
    Health - Other: $74,000
    Corrections - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $324,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $192,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,107,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $438,000
    Other - Health - Other: $63,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $97,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,143,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,268,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $875,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $580,000
    General Revenue - Other: $538,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $512,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,740,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,371,000
    General Local Government Support: $358,000
    Other: $297,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
    Public Welfare: $109,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,385,000
    Other License: $19,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,050,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 85
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 65
  • Number of recipients under 18: 16
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 43
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 26
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 38
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 28
Most common first names in Murray County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12180.7 years
Mary7083.8 years
William6678.6 years
Henry4979.4 years
George4779.4 years
Clarence4278.6 years
Anna3985.5 years
Peter3080.0 years
Fred2783.6 years
Margaret2786.2 years
Most common last names in Murray County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6079.3 years
Anderson3280.7 years
Smith2880.0 years
Carlson2779.9 years
Miller2681.6 years
Nelson2683.5 years
Peterson1982.7 years
Larson1782.1 years
Ruppert1578.5 years
Erickson1483.3 years
Businesses in Murray County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
Subway2