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Nobles County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 22,004 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 20,832 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,079
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,704
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,961
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,163 (it was 1,978 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

27%

Land area: 715 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Nobles County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.3%), Educational, health and social services (16.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Nobles County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (26.7%)
  • Asian alone (6.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Some other race alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 11,284  (51.3%)
Females: 10,720  (48.7%)
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Nobles County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Nobles County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,276 ($35,684 in 1999)

This county:

$55,276
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $543 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $667)
This county:

$543
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $125,089 (it was $64,500 in 2000)
Nobles:

$125,089
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,827 - $188,748

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $148,225
Here:

$148,225
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $180,658
Here:

$180,658
State:

$207,018

In 2-unit structures: $189,152
Here:

$189,152
State:

$228,868

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,542
Here:

$74,542
State:

$191,537

Mobile homes: $51,978
Here:

$51,978
State:

$62,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,042
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $409

Institutionalized population: 250

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 36
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 28
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $225,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,126 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,128 (1.0%)

Nobles County household income distribution in 2009 Nobles County home values distribution Nobles County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.9%
Nobles County:

12.9%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.3% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.4% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.9 years old
(Males: 35.2 years old, Females: 37.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.5 years old, Black residents: 25.6 years old, American Indian residents: 10.6 years old, Asian residents: 31.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.0 years old, Other race residents: 22.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nobles County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $667 a month.

Cities in this county include: Worthington, Adrian, Ellsworth, Brewster, Round Lake, Rushmore, Wilmont, Lismore, Bigelow, Leota.

Nobles 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: Charles Mix County, South Dakota , Cottonwood County , Davison County, South Dakota , Hanson County, South Dakota , Olmsted County , Lyon County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 593
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,672 (25.9% naturalized citizens)

Nobles County:

21.2%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 941
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,110
  • 1990 to 1999: 778
  • 1980 to 1989: 641
  • 1970 to 1979: 181
  • Before 1970: 60
Note: State values scaled to Nobles County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.2%

Nobles County marital status for males Nobles County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,965
  • One, attached: 259
  • Two: 112
  • 3 or 4: 275
  • 5 to 9: 197
  • 10 to 19: 271
  • 20 to 49: 189
  • 50 or more: 278
  • Mobile homes: 101

Housing units in Nobles County with a mortgage: 2,748 (51 second mortgage, 188 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,878

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Nobles County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,6207
Mainline Protestant5,01617
Evangelical Protestant3,91222
Other2452
None6,585-
Nobles County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Nobles County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Nobles County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Nobles County:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Nobles County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Nobles County:

Average size of farms: 388 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $179,825
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $212.52
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $157,402
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $115,994
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.28%
Corn for grain: 165558 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1075 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 168675 harvested acres
Vegetables: 201 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Nobles 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 139.8 miles away from Nobles 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 187.5 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 171.4 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 142.1 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 137.7 miles away from Nobles County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.4 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 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 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 Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms, Incident Period: March 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1212: April 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1212, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, 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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

  • Guatemala (29%)
  • El Salvador (22%)
  • Mexico (22%)
  • Ethiopia (9%)
  • Laos (7%)
  • Burma (5%)
  • Thailand (5%)

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

  • German (29%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • American (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Ethiopian (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Nobles County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,656 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,593 (14.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 17 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 84 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 43 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 353 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 494 (4.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 229 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 47 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 194 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 124 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 56 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,002.

4.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.30% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($14,719 average AGI)
2.58% relocated from other states ($13,830 average AGI)
Nobles County:

2.58%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.45% ($29,378 average AGI)
from Murray County, MN  0.30% ($37,400)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.28% ($27,478)
from Cottonwood County, MN  0.27% ($30,136)
from Jackson County, MN  0.24% ($34,700)
from Lyon County, MN  0.19% ($21,375)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.13% ($27,455)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.23% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($16,226 average AGI)
2.78% relocated to other states ($16,639 average AGI)
Nobles County:

2.78%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.63% ($40,906 average AGI)
to Murray County, MN  0.42% ($30,743)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($24,226)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.27% ($23,435)
to Rock County, MN  0.23% ($33,211)
to Jackson County, MN  0.20% ($37,294)
to Cottonwood County, MN  0.19% ($27,688)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Nobles County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Nobles County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Nobles County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nobles County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Nobles County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,794 (3,360 aged, 434 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 470 (8%)

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 Nobles County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (219)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (194)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (144)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (140)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (133)
  • Unspecified dementia (93)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (90)
  • Congestive heart failure (86)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (78)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (73)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,315
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 322
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,794

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,673
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 814
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 49

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,004
  • In family households: 18,589 (3,145 male householders, 2,281 female householders)
    4,206 spouses, 6,733 children (6,390 natural, 90 adopted, 257 stepchildren), 160 grandchildren, 409 brothers or sisters, 132 parents, 358 other relatives, 1,159 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,954 (1,262 male householders (1,042 living alone)), 1,220 female householders (1,125 living alone)), 467 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 427

Size of family households: 2,375 2-persons, 1,011 3-persons, 1,130 4-persons, 545 5-persons, 243 6-persons, 130 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,167 1-person, 256 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

3,425 married couples with children.
1,796 single-parent households (731 men, 1,065 women).

70.2% of residents of Nobles speak English at home.
22.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
4.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $115,763,000 ($5,653 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,235,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,713,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,445,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,761,000
Federal grants: $26,722,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,031,000 ($21,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,090,000 ($1,438,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,672,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,662,000
Federal Government insurance: $95,643,000

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

Births: 1,625
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 986
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +401
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,332
Here -65 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Nobles County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.96 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:

4.1
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 27
  • 2010 to 2013: 137
  • 2000 to 2009: 635
  • 1990 to 1999: 612
  • 1980 to 1989: 695
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,325
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,048
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,170
  • 1940 to 1949: 623
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,246
Note: State values scaled to Nobles population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Nobles County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Nobles County population
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 90
  • 4 rooms: 631
  • 5 rooms: 865
  • 6 rooms: 885
  • 7 rooms: 1,152
  • 8 rooms: 706
  • 9+ rooms: 1,260
  • 1 room: 90
  • 2 rooms: 177
  • 3 rooms: 562
  • 4 rooms: 605
  • 5 rooms: 373
  • 6 rooms: 247
  • 7 rooms: 99
  • 8 rooms: 83
  • 9+ rooms: 80
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nobles County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Nobles County population
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 161
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,221
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,315
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,447
  • 5+ bedrooms: 459
  • no bedroom: 87
  • 1 bedroom: 578
  • 2 bedrooms: 896
  • 3 bedrooms: 515
  • 4 bedrooms: 158
  • 5+ bedrooms: 68
Cars and other vehicles available in Nobles County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Nobles County population
  • no vehicle: 102
  • 1 vehicle: 1,181
  • 2 vehicles: 2,556
  • 3 vehicles: 1,186
  • 4 vehicles: 346
  • 5+ vehicles: 250
  • no vehicle: 326
  • 1 vehicle: 1,248
  • 2 vehicles: 561
  • 3 vehicles: 149
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

86% of Nobles County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Minnesota.

Nobles County:

86.0%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 11,877
  • Other state: 5,445
  • Northeast: 274
  • Midwest: 3,785
  • South: 775
  • West: 590

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nobles County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.9%)
  • Electricity (6.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Electricity (46.1%)
  • Utility gas (36.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 165
Here:

6.5%
Minnesota:

10.2%

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

1.9%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

8.5%
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)

Nobles County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,454,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,082,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,018,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,975,000
    Police Protection: $940,000
    Corrections - Other: $817,000
    Central Staff Services: $620,000
    Financial Administration: $596,000
    Libraries: $380,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $370,000
    General Public Buildings: $355,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $353,000
    Solid Waste Management: $302,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $300,000
    Parks & Recreation: $294,000
    General - Other: $227,000
    Health Services - Other: $101,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $595,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $51,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $305,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,914,000

Nobles County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $662,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $939,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $902,000
    Special Assessments: $53,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,840,000
    Public Welfare: $3,349,000
    General Support: $719,000
    All Other: $719,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,119,000
    NEC: $23,000

Nobles County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,320,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,005,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $315,000

Nobles County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $7,480,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,143,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $525,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 307
  • Number of aged recipients: 49
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 258
  • Number of recipients under 18: 46
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 180
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 81
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 125
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 120
Nobles County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Nobles County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Nobles County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21979.1 years
William13579.8 years
George11078.8 years
Henry10980.4 years
Mary10582.5 years
Anna10285.6 years
Margaret7683.7 years
Robert6570.8 years
Raymond6376.5 years
Fred6080.2 years
Most common last names in Nobles County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10979.3 years
Anderson6580.9 years
Smith3879.9 years
Meyer3780.0 years
Miller3782.4 years
Peterson3383.4 years
Larson3184.4 years
Lenz2780.6 years
Nelson2682.3 years
Doeden2378.7 years
Businesses in Nobles County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Slumberland1
Ford1Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS3
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets2