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Pennington County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 14,482 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pennington County: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.4%), Construction (21.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.7%), Retail trade (12.4%), Manufacturing (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Pennington County, MN (2017)
    • 12,97995.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5143.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2501.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2121.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1781.3%Two or more races
    • 1190.9%Asian alone
    • 420.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 160.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 7,306  (50.4%)
Females: 7,176  (49.6%)
Average household size:
Pennington County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,340 ($34,216 in 1999)
This county:

$55,340
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $523 (lower quartile is $420, upper quartile is $705)
This county:

$523
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,130 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Pennington:

$115,130
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,928 - $171,882
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,123
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $399

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:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 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
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $306,100
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $188,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Pennington, MN residents
Average permit cost in Pennington, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,727 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,461 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Pennington, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pennington, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pennington, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.6%
Pennington County:

7.6%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.2% for Black residents, 3.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.9% for American Indian residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.7 years old
(Males: 37.3 years old, Females: 41.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.3 years old, Black residents: 26.5 years old, American Indian residents: 33.1 years old, Asian residents: 26.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.1 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:

7.0%
Minnesota:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 795
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 278 (60.5% naturalized citizens)

Pennington County:

1.9%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 812010 or later
  • 612000 to 2009
  • 521990 to 1999
  • 211980 to 1989
  • 281970 to 1979
  • 40Before 1970

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: 4,420
  • One, attached: 72
  • Two: 198
  • 3 or 4: 121
  • 5 to 9: 191
  • 10 to 19: 213
  • 20 to 49: 211
  • 50 or more: 260
  • Mobile homes: 777

Housing units in Pennington County with a mortgage: 2,447 (105 second mortgage, 97 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,955

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pennington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pennington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,096 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,132 (10.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 381 (3.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 152 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 235 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 410 (3.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

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


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (18%)
  • Kenya (13%)
  • Iraq (8%)
  • India (8%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (7%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pennington County


  • Norwegian (32%)
  • German (13%)
  • American (6%)
  • Scandinavian (6%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $96,061.

5.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.55% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($26,747 average AGI)
1.64% relocated from other states ($16,329 average AGI)
Pennington County:

1.64%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.78% ($36,609 average AGI)
from Red Lake County, MN  0.49% ($40,724)
from Polk County, MN  0.44% ($35,462)
from Roseau County, MN  0.39% ($31,522)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.05% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($35,049 average AGI)
1.84% relocated to other states ($12,859 average AGI)
Pennington County:

1.84%
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 Marshall County, MN  0.71% ($45,548 average AGI)
to Red Lake County, MN  0.47% ($44,786)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.47% ($40,536)
to Polk County, MN  0.39% ($41,261)
to Cass County, ND  0.37% ($32,864)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Pennington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pennington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pennington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pennington County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 14,482
  • In family households: 11,354 (1,883 male householders, 1,698 female householders)
    2,725 spouses, 4,055 children (3,749 natural, 161 adopted, 142 stepchildren), 94 grandchildren, 172 brothers or sisters, 37 parents, 248 other relatives, 440 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,885 (1,238 male householders (1,032 living alone)), 1,182 female householders (1,033 living alone)), 454 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 249

Size of family households: 1,860 2-persons, 575 3-persons, 657 4-persons, 372 5-persons, 82 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,066 1-person, 322 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

2,111 married couples with children.
877 single-parent households (335 men, 542 women).

95.3% of residents of Pennington speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% 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 in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • 4222014 or later
  • 1582010 to 2013
  • 6242000 to 2009
  • 7081990 to 1999
  • 5541980 to 1989
  • 1,2361970 to 1979
  • 6211960 to 1969
  • 5501950 to 1959
  • 5031940 to 1949
  • 1,3071939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • 11 room
  • 152 rooms
  • 1243 rooms
  • 4464 rooms
  • 7305 rooms
  • 9366 rooms
  • 5967 rooms
  • 5148 rooms
  • 1,0079+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • 991 room
  • 1452 rooms
  • 4273 rooms
  • 3894 rooms
  • 2885 rooms
  • 1086 rooms
  • 407 rooms
  • 648 rooms
  • 429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • 1no bedroom
  • 1261 bedroom
  • 9012 bedrooms
  • 1,9663 bedrooms
  • 1,1164 bedrooms
  • 2605+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • 118no bedroom
  • 6241 bedroom
  • 5332 bedrooms
  • 2303 bedrooms
  • 544 bedrooms
  • 435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pennington County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pennington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pennington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 97no vehicle
  • 1,0371 vehicle
  • 1,8622 vehicles
  • 9053 vehicles
  • 2874 vehicles
  • 2205+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pennington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pennington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 263no vehicle
  • 8161 vehicle
  • 3932 vehicles
  • 493 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles

88.5% of Pennington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Minnesota.

Pennington County:

88.5%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 9,906
  • Other state: 4,127
  • Northeast: 203
  • Midwest: 2,758
  • South: 496
  • West: 672
Year householders moved into unit in Pennington County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pennington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 20.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 44.7%Electricity
  • 36.7%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%No fuel used
  • 2.7%Other fuel
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 88
Here:

6.3%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

2.9%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 56
Here:

8.9%
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

Pennington County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $1,134,000
    Regular Highways: $116,000
  • Construction - Toll Highways: $1,644,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $1,393,000
    Police Protection: $1,376,000
    Toll Highways: $802,000
    Financial Administration: $438,000
    General Public Buildings: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,213,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $3,086,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,365,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,214,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    Other - General - Other: $339,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $58,000
    Other - Health - Other: $58,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $320,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,131,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $239,000
    Special Assessments: $150,000
    Rents: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Toll Highways: $329,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,956,000
    Public Welfare: $630,000
    General Local Government Support: $450,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,803,000
    Other: $230,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,901,000

Pennington County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $1,134,000
    Regular Highways: $116,000
  • Construction - Toll Highways: $1,644,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $1,393,000
    Police Protection: $1,376,000
    Toll Highways: $802,000
    Financial Administration: $438,000
    General Public Buildings: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,213,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $3,086,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,365,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,214,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    Other - General - Other: $339,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $58,000
    Other - Health - Other: $58,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $320,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,131,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $239,000
    Special Assessments: $150,000
    Rents: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Toll Highways: $329,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,956,000
    Public Welfare: $630,000
    General Local Government Support: $450,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,803,000
    Other: $230,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,901,000

Pennington County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $1,134,000
    Regular Highways: $116,000
  • Construction - Toll Highways: $1,644,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $1,393,000
    Police Protection: $1,376,000
    Toll Highways: $802,000
    Financial Administration: $438,000
    General Public Buildings: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,213,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $3,086,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,365,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,214,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    Other - General - Other: $339,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $58,000
    Other - Health - Other: $58,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $320,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,131,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $239,000
    Special Assessments: $150,000
    Rents: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Toll Highways: $329,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,956,000
    Public Welfare: $630,000
    General Local Government Support: $450,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,803,000
    Other: $230,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,901,000

Pennington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $1,134,000
    Regular Highways: $116,000
  • Construction - Toll Highways: $1,644,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $1,393,000
    Police Protection: $1,376,000
    Toll Highways: $802,000
    Financial Administration: $438,000
    General Public Buildings: $422,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $288,000
    Central Staff Services: $181,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,213,000
    General Local Government Support: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $3,086,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $1,673,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,365,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $1,214,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    Other - General - Other: $339,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $58,000
    Other - Health - Other: $58,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $320,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,131,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $239,000
    Special Assessments: $150,000
    Rents: $73,000
    Interest Earnings: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Toll Highways: $329,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,956,000
    Public Welfare: $630,000
    General Local Government Support: $450,000
    Other: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,803,000
    Other: $230,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,901,000

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
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