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Pennington County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 14,335 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 13,584 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,549
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,727
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,121
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,560 (it was 1,404 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

27%

Land area: 617 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pennington County: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.2%), Construction (17.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.5%), Manufacturing (12.2%), Retail trade (11.7%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Pennington County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 7,220  (50.4%)
Females: 7,115  (49.6%)

Pennington County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Pennington County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,083 ($34,216 in 1999)

This county:

$53,083
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $505 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $675)
This county:

$505
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $136,370 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Pennington:

$136,370
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,975 - $204,288
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,102
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $382

Institutionalized population: 273

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 32
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $205,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,680 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,379 (1.2%)

Pennington County household income distribution in 2009 Pennington County home values distribution Pennington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.9%
Pennington County:

7.9%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.6% for Black residents, 3.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.3% for American Indian residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.7 years old
(Males: 37.1 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.3 years old, Black residents: 26.2 years old, American Indian residents: 33.7 years old, Asian residents: 25.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.0 years old, Other race residents: 26.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pennington County is $387 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $635 a month.

Cities in this county include: Thief River Falls, St. Hilaire, Goodridge.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Pennington County: Valley View School (A), Mallory (B), Eldred (C), Dugdale (D), School Number 29 (E), Union Lake Sarah Campground (F), Farmers Union Park Campground (G), Sand Hill Camp (H), Euclid (I), Win-E-Mac Golf Course (J), Lengby Rest Area (K), Oak Lake Rest Area (L), Fisher's Landing Traveler Information Center (M), Fosston Golf Club (N), Marcoux Corners (O), Hixon Station (P), Brick School (Q), School Number 173 (R), Tin School (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pennington County include: Asphult Church (A), Holy Trinity Church (B), Bethany Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Bethlehem Church (E), Zion Church (F), Broderheim Church (G), Bygland Church (H), Cross Lake Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Sweden Cemetery (1), West Valle Cemetery (2), Nyskoga Cemetery (3), Andover Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5), Oakland Cemetery (6), Olivet Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Arthur (A), Badger Lake (B), Bakken Lake (C), Bee Lake (D), Bensen Lake (E), Berg Lake (F), Birch Lake (G), South Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Garden Slough (A), Gentilly River (B), Kripple Creek (C), Kittleson Creek (D), Maple Creek (E), Burnham Creek (F), Sugar Bush Creek (G), Upper Badger Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pennington County include: Enerson State Wildlife Management Area (1), Erskine State Wildlife Management Area (2), Farmers Union Park (3), Gully State Wildlife Management Area (4), Hasselton State Wildlife Management Area (5), Hill River State Wildlife Management Area (6), Hovland State Wildlife Management Area (7), Kakaik State Wildlife Management Area (8), Kroening State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Garfield County, Montana , King County, Washington , Snohomish County, Washington , Nelson County, North Dakota , Pierce County, North Dakota , Keweenaw County, Michigan , Mahnomen County , Steele County, North Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 795
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 258 (58.5% naturalized citizens)

Pennington County:

1.8%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 68
  • 2000 to 2009: 60
  • 1990 to 1999: 50
  • 1980 to 1989: 21
  • 1970 to 1979: 28
  • Before 1970: 40
Note: State values scaled to Pennington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Pennington County marital status for males Pennington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,373
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 205
  • 3 or 4: 112
  • 5 to 9: 173
  • 10 to 19: 202
  • 20 to 49: 206
  • 50 or more: 263
  • Mobile homes: 780

Housing units in Pennington County with a mortgage: 2,425 (107 second mortgage, 106 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,930

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pennington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,11312
Catholic2,1003
Evangelical Protestant1,25415
Other1-
None4,462-
Pennington 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: 2
Pennington County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Pennington County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

9.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pennington County:

6.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Pennington County:

27.1%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Pennington County:

Average size of farms: 544 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,048
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $123.64
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,626
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,954
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.18%
Corn for grain: 1237 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 68705 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 62581 harvested acres
Vegetables: 26 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Pennington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 2449557.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/31/1975, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pennington 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 167.3 miles away from Pennington County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 736.2 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 311.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from Pennington County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 318.5 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1900: April 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1900, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1830: April 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1830, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 09, 2002 to June 28, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1419: June 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1419, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Ice Storms, Flooding and Heavy Rains, Incident Period: March 01, 1999 to May 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1288: August 26, 1999, FEMA Id: 1288, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 14, 1996 to June 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1116: June 01, 1996, FEMA Id: 1116, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: March 29, 1989 to May 08, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-824: May 08, 1989, FEMA Id: 824, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota STORMS, ICE JAMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 22, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-555: April 22, 1978, FEMA Id: 555, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pennington County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 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 (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Africa, n.e.c. (18%)
  • Canada (18%)
  • Kenya (12%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • India (9%)
  • Iraq (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

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

  • Norwegian (34%)
  • German (14%)
  • American (6%)
  • Scandinavian (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Pennington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,959 (77.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,174 (11.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 368 (3.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 138 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 231 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 401 (3.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 162 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 70 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 53 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

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

  • 187 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $105,515.

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,052 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.28% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($21,023 average AGI)
2.52% relocated from other states ($13,028 average AGI)
Pennington County:

2.52%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.60% ($37,618 average AGI)
from Red Lake County, MN  0.53% ($28,433)
from Roseau County, MN  0.49% ($21,071)
from Cass County, ND  0.46% ($31,038)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.46% ($23,385)
from Polk County, MN  0.33% ($25,842)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.30% ($68,588)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,553 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.94% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($19,688 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($11,865 average AGI)
Pennington County:

2.09%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.64% ($22,917 average AGI)
to Red Lake County, MN  0.60% ($29,824)
to Polk County, MN  0.53% ($31,100)
to Cass County, ND  0.34% ($38,263)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.32% ($21,389)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($55,278)
to Roseau County, MN  0.30% ($29,059)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Pennington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Pennington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pennington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pennington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pennington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,433 (2,080 aged, 353 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 189 (6%)

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

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

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

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (125)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (116)
  • Senility (113)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (103)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (92)
  • Congestive heart failure (77)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (68)
  • Unspecified dementia (59)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (46)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (41)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,268
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,166
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,583

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,448
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,168
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,335
  • In family households: 11,195 (1,860 male householders, 1,666 female householders)
    2,669 spouses, 4,033 children (3,718 natural, 150 adopted, 162 stepchildren), 101 grandchildren, 165 brothers or sisters, 37 parents, 223 other relatives, 423 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,899 (1,245 male householders (1,060 living alone)), 1,200 female householders (1,052 living alone)), 448 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 250

Size of family households: 1,851 2-persons, 571 3-persons, 641 4-persons, 358 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,112 1-person, 311 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

2,074 married couples with children.
918 single-parent households (362 men, 556 women).

95.6% of residents of Pennington speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 59% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $94,695,000 ($6,991 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,162,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $31,070,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,777,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,316,000
Federal grants: $26,104,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,666,000 ($67,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,761,000 ($374,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $957,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,102,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,155,000

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

Births: 925
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 809
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +59
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -135
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pennington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.18 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 259
  • 2010 to 2013: 137
  • 2000 to 2009: 632
  • 1990 to 1999: 713
  • 1980 to 1989: 558
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,231
  • 1960 to 1969: 594
  • 1950 to 1959: 541
  • 1940 to 1949: 532
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,317
Note: State values scaled to Pennington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pennington County population
  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 467
  • 5 rooms: 726
  • 6 rooms: 957
  • 7 rooms: 610
  • 8 rooms: 500
  • 9+ rooms: 959
  • 1 room: 90
  • 2 rooms: 150
  • 3 rooms: 445
  • 4 rooms: 386
  • 5 rooms: 285
  • 6 rooms: 109
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9+ rooms: 42
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pennington County population
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 117
  • 2 bedrooms: 945
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,958
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,084
  • 5+ bedrooms: 238
  • no bedroom: 106
  • 1 bedroom: 652
  • 2 bedrooms: 524
  • 3 bedrooms: 233
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
Cars and other vehicles available in Pennington County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Pennington County population
  • no vehicle: 96
  • 1 vehicle: 1,048
  • 2 vehicles: 1,848
  • 3 vehicles: 872
  • 4 vehicles: 295
  • 5+ vehicles: 194
  • no vehicle: 265
  • 1 vehicle: 825
  • 2 vehicles: 392
  • 3 vehicles: 48
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

88% of Pennington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Minnesota.

Pennington County:

88.2%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 9,886
  • Other state: 4,083
  • Northeast: 210
  • Midwest: 2,692
  • South: 481
  • West: 699

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pennington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.7%)
  • Electricity (22.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.6%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Electricity (46.6%)
  • Utility gas (35.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.7%)
  • Other fuel (3.5%)
  • No fuel used (3.5%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

5.8%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

3.1%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 59
Here:

9.1%
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)

Pennington County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $3,595,000
    Regular Highways: $2,770,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,820,000
    Police Protection: $1,760,000
    Financial Administration: $683,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $593,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $554,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $530,000
    General - Other: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $386,000
    Central Staff Services: $267,000
    Solid Waste Management: $154,000
    General Public Buildings: $149,000
    Corrections - Other: $112,000
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000
    Health Services - Other: $39,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $146,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $55,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,542,000

Pennington County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,964,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $611,000
    All Other: $63,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $817,000
    Special Assessments: $153,000
    Interest Earnings: $91,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,178,000
    Highways: $1,634,000
    General Support: $786,000
    All Other: $490,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,293,000
    NEC: $3,000

Pennington County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,972,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,754,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $218,000

Pennington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,984,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $396,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 222
  • Number of aged recipients: 49
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 173
  • Number of recipients under 18: 27
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 125
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 70
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 125
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 80
Pennington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Pennington County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9878.8 years
Carl6882.0 years
Anna5183.6 years
Clara5086.8 years
Arthur4278.9 years
Gladys4084.4 years
William3978.0 years
George3981.8 years
Henry3780.7 years
Myrtle3784.7 years
Most common last names in Pennington County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13480.9 years
Olson9978.1 years
Anderson9181.1 years
Nelson7878.8 years
Hanson7377.0 years
Peterson7078.9 years
Erickson4979.0 years
Larson4679.5 years
Swanson3676.8 years
Carlson3276.0 years
Businesses in Pennington County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AmericInn1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance1
Chevrolet1Nike2
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
H&R Block1Subway2
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS3
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1