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Olmsted County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 153,102 (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: 234 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Olmsted County: 105.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Olmsted County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.8%)
  • Asian alone (5.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Some other race alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 74,975  (49.0%)
Females: 78,127  (51.0%)

Olmsted County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Olmsted County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $72,428 ($51,316 in 1999)

This county:

$72,428
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $826 (lower quartile is $605, upper quartile is $1,150)
This county:

$826
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $192,800 (it was $114,700 in 2000)
Olmsted:

$192,800
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $144,700 - $284,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $251,681
Here:

$251,681
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $175,242
Here:

$175,242
State:

$207,018

In 2-unit structures: $102,930
Here:

$102,930
State:

$228,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,979
Here:

$100,979
State:

$235,731

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $326,092
Here:

$326,092
State:

$191,537

Mobile homes: $35,249
Here:

$35,249
State:

$62,440
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,388
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $510

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:

  • 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
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,315 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,222 (1.2%)

Olmsted County household income distribution in 2009 Olmsted County home values distribution Olmsted County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.2%
Olmsted County:

9.2%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for American Indian residents, 11.7% for other race residents, 9.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.4 years old
(Males: 37.2 years old, Females: 37.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.6 years old, Black residents: 24.6 years old, American Indian residents: 38.3 years old, Asian residents: 34.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 18.4 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

2012 air pollution in Olmsted County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.9 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:

2.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,285
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 42.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,596 (48.0% naturalized citizens)

Olmsted County:

9.5%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4,535
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,272
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,315
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,147
  • 1970 to 1979: 718
  • Before 1970: 904
Note: State values scaled to Olmsted County population

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: 43,712
  • One, attached: 5,212
  • Two: 694
  • 3 or 4: 2,787
  • 5 to 9: 1,751
  • 10 to 19: 1,261
  • 20 to 49: 3,184
  • 50 or more: 3,264
  • Mobile homes: 1,935

Housing units in Olmsted County with a mortgage: 31,270 (1,398 second mortgage, 3,227 home equity loan, 103 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,488

Here:

68.9% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Olmsted County

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

  • Somalia (13%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Sudan (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

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

  • German (23%)
  • Norwegian (11%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Somali (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (3%)

Olmsted County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 72,520 (74.9%)
  • Carpooled: 11,331 (11.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,605 (4.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 577 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 799 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 3,623 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 3,329 (3.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $77,788.

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

2.93% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($19,764 average AGI)
2.56% relocated from other states ($23,077 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

2.56%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($38,382 average AGI)
from Dodge County, MN  0.30% ($37,179)
from Wabasha County, MN  0.30% ($38,725)
from Goodhue County, MN  0.26% ($37,006)
from Winona County, MN  0.24% ($31,923)
from Fillmore County, MN  0.23% ($36,875)
from Mower County, MN  0.20% ($41,269)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($647 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

0.07%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

2.93% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($20,643 average AGI)
2.79% relocated to other states ($31,508 average AGI)
Olmsted County:

2.79%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.55% ($39,561 average AGI)
to Dodge County, MN  0.30% ($43,500)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.23% ($36,763)
to Wabasha County, MN  0.21% ($37,694)
to Goodhue County, MN  0.21% ($42,798)
to Winona County, MN  0.20% ($26,681)
to Dakota County, MN  0.19% ($50,405)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 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 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: 153,102
  • In family households: 121,791 (22,517 male householders, 16,749 female householders)
    31,639 spouses, 43,076 children (40,190 natural, 1,263 adopted, 1,623 stepchildren), 1,799 grandchildren, 1,014 brothers or sisters, 864 parents, 767 other relatives, 3,366 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28,832 (9,233 male householders (7,023 living alone)), 12,858 female householders (10,045 living alone)), 6,741 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,479

Size of family households: 17,587 2-persons, 8,413 3-persons, 8,919 4-persons, 2,489 5-persons, 1,019 6-persons, 839 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,068 1-person, 4,215 2-persons, 588 3-persons, 73 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 134 6-persons.

27,786 married couples with children.
7,658 single-parent households (2,342 men, 5,316 women).

86.6% of residents of Olmsted speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% 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:

7.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,518
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,522
  • 2000 to 2009: 10,694
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,027
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,634
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,148
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,285
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,900
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,138
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,934
Note: State values scaled to Olmsted population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Olmsted County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 1,188
  • 4 rooms: 3,244
  • 5 rooms: 4,970
  • 6 rooms: 7,713
  • 7 rooms: 6,354
  • 8 rooms: 7,087
  • 9+ rooms: 15,202
  • 1 room: 689
  • 2 rooms: 1,822
  • 3 rooms: 3,507
  • 4 rooms: 4,268
  • 5 rooms: 2,092
  • 6 rooms: 1,305
  • 7 rooms: 598
  • 8 rooms: 651
  • 9+ rooms: 667
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Olmsted County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Olmsted County population
  • no bedroom: 56
  • 1 bedroom: 298
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,847
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,774
  • 4 bedrooms: 15,585
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5,198
  • no bedroom: 902
  • 1 bedroom: 4,195
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,722
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,337
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,179
  • 5+ bedrooms: 264
Cars and other vehicles available in Olmsted County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Olmsted County population
  • no vehicle: 1,290
  • 1 vehicle: 11,619
  • 2 vehicles: 21,710
  • 3 vehicles: 7,855
  • 4 vehicles: 2,590
  • 5+ vehicles: 694
  • no vehicle: 3,332
  • 1 vehicle: 6,108
  • 2 vehicles: 4,817
  • 3 vehicles: 1,189
  • 4 vehicles: 142
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

86% of Olmsted County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Minnesota.

Olmsted County:

86.3%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 91,658
  • Other state: 46,080
  • Northeast: 3,257
  • Midwest: 30,969
  • South: 5,182
  • West: 6,672

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Olmsted County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (79.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • Electricity (9.0%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (55.6%)
  • Electricity (36.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,636
Here:

15.6%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 634
Here:

8.2%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 857
Here:

14.0%
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)

Olmsted County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,158,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,558,000
    Police Protection: $5,666,000
    Sewerage: $1,873,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $42,537,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,331,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,003,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,585,000
    Health - Other: $8,289,000
    Regular Highways: $7,750,000
    Police Protection: $7,482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,791,000
    General - Other: $1,981,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,752,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,353,000
    Financial Administration: $1,204,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $682,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $570,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,555,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $850,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $3,699,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,828,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,129,000

Olmsted County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $15,154,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,351,000
    Regular Highways: $2,254,000
    Sewerage: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,199,000
    Sewerage: $1,112,000
    Highways: $527,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $497,000
    Sewerage: $304,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,872,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,147,000
    Sale of Property: $69,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $30,008,000
    Highways: $7,347,000
    All Other: $5,409,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,193,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,632,000
  • Tax - Property: $52,803,000
    Other License: $1,789,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $71,000

Olmsted County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,860,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,900,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $25,381,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,438,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,475,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,650,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $707,000

Olmsted County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,987,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,336,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,322,000

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
Olmsted County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Olmsted County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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+)"