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Olmsted County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2017: 154,930 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 124,277 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,731
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,081
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,311
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,268 (it was 11,496 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

27%

Land area: 653 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 237 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Olmsted County: 104.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Olmsted County, MN (2017)
    • 123,94699.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,7477.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,4707.6%Asian alone
    • 7,6026.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,6702.1%Two or more races
    • 7290.6%Some other race alone
    • 5340.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 74,864  (48.3%)
Females: 80,066  (51.7%)
Average household size:
Olmsted County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,270 ($51,316 in 1999)
This county:

$77,270
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $879 (lower quartile is $654, upper quartile is $1,228)
This county:

$879
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $224,900 (it was $114,700 in 2000)
Olmsted:

$224,900
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $163,200 - $326,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $274,341
Here:

$274,341
State:

$276,132

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,020
Here:

$193,020
State:

$212,789

In 2-unit structures: $140,504
Here:

$140,504
State:

$232,954

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,276
Here:

$141,276
State:

$175,014

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,036
Here:

$210,036
State:

$204,896

Mobile homes: $51,382
Here:

$51,382
State:

$67,892

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,510
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $508

Institutionalized population: 1,858

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 115
  • Thefts: 252
  • Auto thefts: 42

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 215
  • Auto thefts: 34
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 626 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 1998: 764 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 1999: 903 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2000: 892 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2001: 1120 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2002: 1279 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2003: 1326 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2004: 1248 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2005: 873 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2006: 645 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2007: 528 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2008: 371 buildings, average cost: $237,400
  • 2009: 333 buildings, average cost: $211,100
  • 2010: 256 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2011: 252 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 2012: 369 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2013: 488 buildings, average cost: $252,700
  • 2014: 497 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2015: 506 buildings, average cost: $253,500
  • 2016: 570 buildings, average cost: $263,900
  • 2017: 596 buildings, average cost: $279,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Olmsted, MN residents
Average permit cost in Olmsted, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,672 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,425 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Olmsted, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Olmsted, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Olmsted, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.0%
Olmsted County:

9.0%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.9% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 7.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.4 years old
(Males: 36.0 years old, Females: 38.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.9 years old, Black residents: 23.4 years old, American Indian residents: 43.4 years old, Asian residents: 36.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.2 years old, Other race residents: 35.1 years old)

Area name: Rochester, MN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Olmsted County is $556 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $730 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $947 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rochester, Stewartville, Byron, Eyota, Oronoco, Dover.

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

2018 air pollution in Olmsted County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Essex County, New York , Cottonwood County , Davison County, South Dakota , Jerauld County, South Dakota , Nobles County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Minnesota:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 6,285
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,005 (45.6% naturalized citizens)

Olmsted County:

11.6%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,4372010 or later
  • 5,3452000 to 2009
  • 3,4481990 to 1999
  • 2,1471980 to 1989
  • 7181970 to 1979
  • 904Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.5%

Olmsted County marital status for males Olmsted County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,692
  • One, attached: 4,007
  • Two: 1,486
  • 3 or 4: 3,484
  • 5 to 9: 1,595
  • 10 to 19: 1,944
  • 20 to 49: 2,620
  • 50 or more: 4,763
  • Mobile homes: 1,948

Housing units in Olmsted County with a mortgage: 29,926 (743 second mortgage, 3,244 home equity loan, 118 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,235

Here:

65.9% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Olmsted County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic33,23610
Mainline Protestant28,62538
Evangelical Protestant26,36574
Other3,78115
Orthodox2001
Black Protestant621
None51,979-
Olmsted 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: 17
Olmsted County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Olmsted County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 81
This county:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Olmsted County:

5.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Olmsted County:

26.7%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Olmsted County:

Average size of farms: 224 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $74,668
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $261.54
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75,940
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.26%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $91,973
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.78%
Corn for grain: 101371 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 596 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71193 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12,091 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Earthquake activity:

Olmsted County-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 210.6 miles away from Olmsted County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 221.2 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 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 451.3 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 346.2 miles away from Olmsted 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 429.5 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, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2010 to June 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1921: July 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1921, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1717: August 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 1717, 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, 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 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
  • 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 Olmsted 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: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Olmsted

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 73,374 (76.0%)
  • Carpooled: 9,397 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,225 (5.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 293 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 669 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 3,226 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 4,381 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (54%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (54%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)

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


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Somalia (14%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Cambodia (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Sudan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Olmsted County


  • German (22%)
  • Norwegian (11%)
  • American (6%)
  • Somali (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 839 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 680 people in nursing homes
  • 475 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 291 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 186 people in religious group quarters
  • 139 people in other group homes
  • 128 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 123 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 94 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 62 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 22 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 19 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

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

  • 949 people in federal prisons
  • 738 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 495 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 161 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 119 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 116 people in college/university student housing
  • 89 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 38 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 7 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $85,109.

6.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.03%

3.08% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($23,920 average AGI)
3.15% relocated from other states ($34,138 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

3.15%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($51,256 average AGI)
from Dodge County, MN  0.30% ($53,516)
from Winona County, MN  0.26% ($43,295)
from Goodhue County, MN  0.25% ($49,219)
from Mower County, MN  0.23% ($46,353)
from Fillmore County, MN  0.23% ($40,738)
from Dakota County, MN  0.19% ($52,276)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($67,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($413 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

3.23% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($29,657 average AGI)
2.75% relocated to other states ($37,703 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

2.75%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($66,246 average AGI)
to Dodge County, MN  0.37% ($53,674)
to Goodhue County, MN  0.25% ($54,682)
to Wabasha County, MN  0.24% ($47,474)
to Dakota County, MN  0.24% ($58,019)
to Mower County, MN  0.22% ($43,447)
to Fillmore County, MN  0.21% ($43,293)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Olmsted County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Olmsted County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Olmsted County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Olmsted County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Olmsted County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Olmsted County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Olmsted County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Olmsted County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Olmsted County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,487 (16,279 aged, 2,208 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,532 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,065)
  • Unspecified dementia (990)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (780)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (596)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (508)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (418)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (346)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (258)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (249)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (234)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,889
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 897
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 71,555

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,589
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 606
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 65
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 42.5
  • Other - 51.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 154,930
  • In family households: 127,257 (23,387 male householders, 18,387 female householders)
    33,693 spouses, 43,631 children (40,584 natural, 1,974 adopted, 1,073 stepchildren), 1,345 grandchildren, 1,253 brothers or sisters, 1,359 parents, 1,041 other relatives, 3,161 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,274 (8,545 male householders (6,448 living alone)), 11,554 female householders (9,441 living alone)), 5,175 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,399

Size of family households: 18,881 2-persons, 8,636 3-persons, 8,837 4-persons, 3,343 5-persons, 1,178 6-persons, 899 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,889 1-person, 3,414 2-persons, 317 3-persons, 396 4-persons, 83 5-persons.

25,938 married couples with children.
9,145 single-parent households (2,973 men, 6,172 women).

86.3% of residents of Olmsted speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.9% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $738,733,000 ($5,543 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $30,969,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $222,096,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,786,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,513,000
Federal grants: $311,416,000
Federal procurement contracts: $35,010,000 ($5,667,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $64,910,000 ($9,491,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,248,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $109,145,000
Federal Government insurance: $60,019,000

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

Births: 10,419
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,106
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,367
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,403
Here +10 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Olmsted County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 14.37 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.6
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • 3,3502014 or later
  • 2,4242010 to 2013
  • 12,2552000 to 2009
  • 10,8461990 to 1999
  • 8,4301980 to 1989
  • 9,3501970 to 1979
  • 6,6871960 to 1969
  • 4,4911950 to 1959
  • 1,9521940 to 1949
  • 5,7541939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • 141 room
  • 2882 rooms
  • 9533 rooms
  • 2,4794 rooms
  • 3,8825 rooms
  • 6,5536 rooms
  • 7,5567 rooms
  • 7,1758 rooms
  • 16,2619+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • 8451 room
  • 1,3592 rooms
  • 4,5193 rooms
  • 4,3914 rooms
  • 2,2535 rooms
  • 1,5426 rooms
  • 5947 rooms
  • 7218 rooms
  • 4889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • 14no bedroom
  • 8451 bedroom
  • 5,9462 bedrooms
  • 14,3603 bedrooms
  • 18,5374 bedrooms
  • 5,4595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • 887no bedroom
  • 4,8301 bedroom
  • 6,9302 bedrooms
  • 2,9013 bedrooms
  • 1,0294 bedrooms
  • 1355+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Olmsted County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Olmsted County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Olmsted County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 937no vehicle
  • 10,2541 vehicle
  • 21,3652 vehicles
  • 9,7153 vehicles
  • 2,0464 vehicles
  • 8445+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Olmsted County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Olmsted County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,218no vehicle
  • 10,0931 vehicle
  • 3,4432 vehicles
  • 7173 vehicles
  • 2294 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

87.5% of Olmsted County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Minnesota.

Olmsted County:

87.5%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 93,413
  • Other state: 42,127
  • Northeast: 3,644
  • Midwest: 28,321
  • South: 4,557
  • West: 5,605
Year householders moved into unit in Olmsted County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Olmsted County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.2%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.5%Utility gas
  • 39.8%Electricity
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,949
Here:

11.6%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 649
Here:

7.9%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,012
Here:

15.4%
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

Olmsted County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,320,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,465,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $23,092,000
    Other: $6,076,000
    Hospital Public: $2,079,000
    Regular Highways: $1,701,000
    Sewerage: $91,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,138,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,596,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,410,000
    Police Protection: $14,916,000
    Health - Other: $13,121,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,033,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,005,000
    Financial Administration: $1,954,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $13,657,000
    Highways: $1,753,000
    Other: $1,054,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,854,000
    Other: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $193,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,480,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,679,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,150,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $849,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,693,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $441,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,830,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,592,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,794,000
    Highways: $16,492,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,403,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,402,000
    Other: $4,139,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,619,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,877,000
    Other License: $2,034,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,481,000

Olmsted County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,320,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,465,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $23,092,000
    Other: $6,076,000
    Hospital Public: $2,079,000
    Regular Highways: $1,701,000
    Sewerage: $91,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,138,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,596,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,410,000
    Police Protection: $14,916,000
    Health - Other: $13,121,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,033,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,005,000
    Financial Administration: $1,954,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $13,657,000
    Highways: $1,753,000
    Other: $1,054,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,854,000
    Other: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $193,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,480,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,679,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,150,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $849,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,693,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $441,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,830,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,592,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,794,000
    Highways: $16,492,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,403,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,402,000
    Other: $4,139,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,619,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,877,000
    Other License: $2,034,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,481,000

Olmsted County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,320,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,465,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $23,092,000
    Other: $6,076,000
    Hospital Public: $2,079,000
    Regular Highways: $1,701,000
    Sewerage: $91,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,138,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,596,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,410,000
    Police Protection: $14,916,000
    Health - Other: $13,121,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,033,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,005,000
    Financial Administration: $1,954,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $13,657,000
    Highways: $1,753,000
    Other: $1,054,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,854,000
    Other: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $193,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,480,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,679,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,150,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $849,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,693,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $441,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,830,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,592,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,794,000
    Highways: $16,492,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,403,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,402,000
    Other: $4,139,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,619,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,877,000
    Other License: $2,034,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,481,000

Olmsted County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,320,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $75,465,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $23,092,000
    Other: $6,076,000
    Hospital Public: $2,079,000
    Regular Highways: $1,701,000
    Sewerage: $91,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,138,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,596,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,410,000
    Police Protection: $14,916,000
    Health - Other: $13,121,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,033,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,005,000
    Financial Administration: $1,954,000
    Libraries: $1,070,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $13,657,000
    Highways: $1,753,000
    Other: $1,054,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,854,000
    Other: $249,000
    Health and Hospitals: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $193,630,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,480,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,679,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,830,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,150,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $849,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,693,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $441,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $147,830,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,592,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,794,000
    Highways: $16,492,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,403,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,402,000
    Other: $4,139,000
  • Tax - Property: $85,619,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,877,000
    Other License: $2,034,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,481,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,765
  • Number of aged recipients: 286
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,479
  • Number of recipients under 18: 233
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,090
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 442
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 519
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 844
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED808$143,8911,466$153,6055,178$168,645317$52,7739$1,279,556286$125,54945$72,089
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$143,76998$179,367457$174,60029$35,5520$011$105,81811$67,364
APPLICATIONS DENIED79$144,380201$148,353856$173,803112$35,2144$403,75046$87,26149$45,184
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN40$141,300140$187,807851$177,44849$61,7141$67,00021$114,4295$62,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$172,00053$185,415292$178,83910$99,6000$07$103,2864$37,250
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED240$185,067278$194,1691$293,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$167,64746$192,5873$132,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$225,14822$175,0910$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$149,75012$185,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$235,2505$158,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Olmsted, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Olmsted, MN - Value
Most common first names in Olmsted County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John40976.7 years
Mary38381.7 years
William34077.3 years
Robert33173.5 years
Helen25282.5 years
Dorothy23480.7 years
Margaret22982.2 years
Ruth22782.3 years
James22672.3 years
George20677.8 years
Most common last names in Olmsted County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson20677.7 years
Anderson16078.5 years
Smith14377.4 years
Nelson12478.1 years
Miller10079.6 years
Peterson10079.5 years
Hanson9878.4 years
Olson9779.0 years
Thompson9679.5 years
Larson9479.3 years
Businesses in Olmsted County, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kohl's1
AT&T2Kroger1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La Quinta1
Ace Hardware6La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture4
AmericInn1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's2Lowe's1
Arby's3Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott5
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets15
AutoZone1Maurices2
BMW1Mazda1
Bakers Square2McDonald's7
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works2Menards2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Microtel1
Best Western1Motel 61
Budget Car Rental2Motherhood Maternity2
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance6
Burger King3New York & Co1
Caribou Coffee7Nike10
Carson Pirie Scott1Nissan1
Catherines1OfficeMax1
Charlotte Russe1Old Country Buffet1
Chevrolet2Old Navy1
Chico's1Olive Garden1
Chipotle2Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Clarion1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery3Panera Bread2
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Curves2PetSmart2
Dairy Queen7Pier 1 Imports1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut3
Deb1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry4Quiznos3
Dennys1RadioShack1
Discount Tire2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears2
Econo Lodge1Slumberland1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America2Sprint Nextel2
Famous Footwear2Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks4
FedEx16Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway13
Foot Locker1Super 82
Ford1T-Mobile8
GNC2T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop4T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell3
Goodwill5Talbots1
Gymboree1Target2
H&R Block4The Room Place1
Hilton4Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn2Trader Joe's1
Home Depot1U-Haul6
Honda1UPS16
Hot Topic1Vans2
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless4
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's2Walgreens2
Jones New York2Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's3
Justice1Wet Seal1
KFC2YMCA1
Kmart1

Olmsted County on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"