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Pine County, Minnesota (MN)


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County population in 2012: 29,218 (11% urban, 89% rural); it was 26,530 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,955
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,250
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,315
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,168 (it was 1,624 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

27%

Land area: 1411 sq. mi.
Water area: 23.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pine County: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (16.3%), Retail trade (11.9%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Pine County, Minnesota:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 15,934  (46.5%)
Females: 13,816  (53.5%)

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Pine County,MN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Pine County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,127 ($37,379 in 1999)
This county:

$44127
Minnesota:

$55616

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $492 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $642)
This county:

$492
State:

$683


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $158,093 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Pine County:

$158,093
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,069 - $228,976

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $197,610
Here:

$197,610
State:

$247,637

Townhouses or other attached units: $575,750
Here:

$575,750
State:

$193,158

In 2-unit structures: $107,830
Here:

$107,830
State:

$233,138

Mobile homes: $96,599
Here:

$96,599
State:

$34,666

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $35,318
Here:

$35,318
State:

$94,976
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,306
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $352

Institutionalized population: 1,715

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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,153 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,114 (0.7%)


Pine County household income distribution in 2009 Pine County home values distribution


Pine County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.4% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 52.6% for other race residents, 46.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.3%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.4%
Whole state:

3.2%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pine County is $437 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $564 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $737 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pine City, Sandstone, Hinckley, Rock Creek, Askov, Sturgeon Lake, Finlayson, Willow River, Rutledge, Brook Park.

Pine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.pinecounty.com

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Pine County: General Andrews South Bound Rest Area (A), Kettle River North Bound Rest Area (B), Moose Lake Golf Club (C), Snake River Campground (D), West Rock (E), YMCA Camp (F), Saint Croix Camp (G), Pokegama Lake RV Park (H), Saint Gerard Mission House (I), Wilderness Campgrounds (J), Fleming Camp (K), Snake River Landing (L), Pine City Country Club (M), Edelweiss Campground (N), Head of the Rapids Landing (O), Riverview Campground (P), Paint Rock Spring Campground (Q), Old Logging Trail Campground (R), Horsemans Campground (S), Boulder Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pine County include: Assembly of God Church (A), Windemere Church (B), Blomskog Church (C), Clover Church (D), Dell Grove Church (E), Faith Church (F), Greely Church (G), Sand Creek Chapel (H), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Nordland Cemetery (1), Ogema Cemetery (2), Blomskog Cemetery (3), Bohemian Cemetery (4), Pine Grove Cemetery (5), Brook Park Cemetery (6), Bruno Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bartels Lake (A), Bass Lake (B), Benjamin Lake (C), Big Pine Lake (D), Big Slough Lake (E), Billys Lake (F), Wolf Lake (G), Willow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sangeta Creek (A), Larsons Creek (B), Longstrem Brook (C), Trout Brook (D), Meekers Creek (E), Thunder Creek (F), Bangs Brook (G), Snake River (H), Bass Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pine County include: Evergreen Memorial Park (1), Saint Croix State Park (2), Sandstone National Wildlife Refuge (3), McGowan State Wildlife Management Area (4), Pine County State Game Refuge (5), Kettle River State Wildlife Management Area (6), Sandstone State Wildlife Management Area (7), Banning State Park (8), Mark State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Aitkin County , Burnett County, Wisconsin , Carlton County , Chisago County , Douglas County, Wisconsin , Isanti County , Kanabec County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 690
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 289 (64% naturalized citizens)

Pine County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.4%

Pine County marital status for males
Pine County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pine County with a mortgage: 2,355 (279 second mortgage, 344 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,488

Here:

61.3% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.91%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,444
Total congregations: 48

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaBaptist General Conference
Adherents4,520 (36.3%)3,682 (29.6%)1,593 (12.8%)399 (3.2%)355 (2.9%)
Congregations8 (16.7%)10 (20.8%)5 (10.4%)3 (6.3%)3 (6.3%)
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents312 (2.5%)248 (2.0%)221 (1.8%)185 (1.5%)929 (7.5%)
Congregations2 (4.2%)3 (6.3%)1 (2.1%)1 (2.1%)12 (25.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Pine County - Pine City, Sandstone, Hinckley, Rock Creek, Askov

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pine County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Pine County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pine County:

9.3%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Pine County:

Average size of farms: 213 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,683
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $129.40
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,392
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,648
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.38%
Corn for grain: 15629 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 236 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8210 harvested acres
Vegetables: 67 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Pine County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 11.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/7/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Pine County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)

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




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





Pine County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,721 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,625 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 359 (3%)
  • Other means: 111 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 734 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,978.

7.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Minnesota average:

7.79%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.22% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($29,217 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($6,179 average AGI)
Pine County:

1.38%
Minnesota average:

2.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chisago County, MN  0.89% ($37,330 average AGI)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.66% ($55,046)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.64% ($37,365)
from Isanti County, MN  0.61% ($31,067)
from Kanabec County, MN  0.59% ($21,121)
from Carlton County, MN  0.58% ($31,982)
from Anoka County, MN  0.52% ($38,118)


7.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Minnesota average:

7.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.57% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($20,708 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($7,463 average AGI)
Pine County:

1.91%
Minnesota average:

2.37%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kanabec County, MN  0.66% ($24,954 average AGI)
to Chisago County, MN  0.63% ($28,194)
to Carlton County, MN  0.57% ($27,232)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.48% ($26,234)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.43% ($30,238)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.43% ($22,095)
to Isanti County, MN  0.36% ($28,657)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Pine County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Pine County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pine County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,720 (4,073 aged, 647 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1703.660
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 334.330
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 10990.18

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1179.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 891.7
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24.57

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.15

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.02

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 145.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,953

Size of family households: 3,735 2-persons, 1,524 3-persons, 1,258 4-persons, 601 5-persons, 288 6-persons, 174 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,040 1-person, 620 2-persons, 65 3-persons, 49 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

95.4% of residents of Pine County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $152,005,000 ($5406 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,460,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $69,235,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,240,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,605,000
Federal grants: $32,566,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,978,000 ($66,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,381,000 ($2,862,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $793,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,272,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,692,000

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

Births: 1,624
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,276
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +22
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,625
Here +57 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pine County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.89 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.7

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Pine County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 142
  • 3 rooms: 399
  • 4 rooms: 1,184
  • 5 rooms: 1,849
  • 6 rooms: 1,811
  • 7 rooms: 1,225
  • 8 rooms: 857
  • 9+ rooms: 782
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 131
  • 3 rooms: 378
  • 4 rooms: 476
  • 5 rooms: 334
  • 6 rooms: 146
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pine County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 80
  • 1 bedroom: 573
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,320
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,643
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,344
  • 5+ bedrooms: 355
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 542
  • 2 bedrooms: 602
  • 3 bedrooms: 355
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Pine County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 269
  • 1 vehicle: 2,031
  • 2 vehicles: 3,696
  • 3 vehicles: 1,503
  • 4 vehicles: 593
  • 5+ vehicles: 223
  • no vehicle: 298
  • 1 vehicle: 824
  • 2 vehicles: 375
  • 3 vehicles: 95
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

60% of Pine County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Minnesota.

Pine County:

60.3%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 15%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 13%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pine County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41.8%)
  • Utility gas (28.4%)
  • Wood (11.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.4%)
  • Electricity (8.1%)
  • Utility gas (46.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.0%)
  • Electricity (18.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 235
Here:

7.2%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 76
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 135
Here:

24.3%
Minnesota:

24.6%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Pine County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Pine County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Pine County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Pine County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Pine County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pine County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Pine County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18078.6 years
William12676.6 years
Mary11182.4 years
George10579.1 years
Robert10571.1 years
Anna8585.1 years
Charles8476.9 years
Frank8279.6 years
Joseph8078.2 years
James7473.7 years
Most common last names in Pine County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson16979.5 years
Anderson11778.1 years
Nelson9078.2 years
Peterson6479.1 years
Olson5780.1 years
Smith4577.6 years
Jensen4577.0 years
Carlson4480.0 years
Larson3877.3 years
Hanson3781.1 years
Businesses in Pine County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Pizza Hut1
Burger King2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Subway4
Days Inn1T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's2White Castle1
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