County population in 2012: 15,847 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 16,815 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,595 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,540 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,336 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,445 (it was 1,338 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 880 sq. mi. Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Redwood County: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $895 (0.9%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $786 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.0%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 47.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 18 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Redwood County is $419 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Redwood County: University of Minnesota Experimental Station (A), Tracy Country Club (B), School Number 53 (C), School Number 6 West (D), Gilland Feedlot (E), Waidelich Farms (F), Tauer Farm (G), Ramey Farm (H), Schiller Turkey Farm (I), Oakleigh Farms (J), Cedar Rock Farms (K), Delhi Farms (L), Werner Farms (M), G and M Farms (N), Bernard Farms (O), Goblirsch Dairy (P), Bellig Farm (Q), Kramer Farm (R), Holmberg Orchard (S), Redwood County Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Redwood County include: Whipple Mission (A), Bethany Church (B), Brookville Church (C), Faith Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Rock Dell Church (F), New Avon Church (G), Sundown Church (H), Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Our Savior Cemetery (1), Belview Cemetery (2), Bethany Cemetery (3), Bethlehem Cemetery (4), Dannebod Cemetery (5), Crestlawn Memorial Garden (6), Lamberton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Tiger Lake (A), Sulphur Lake (B), Lake Redwood (C), Nordeen Slough (D), Long Lake (E), Joe Slough (F), Iverson Lake (G), Gold Mine Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Creeks: Pell Creek (A), Dutch Charley Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Meadow Creek (D), Crow Creek (E), Plum Creek (F), Camp Pope Creek (G), Highwater Creek (H), Boiling Spring Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Redwood County include: Gales State Wildlife Management Area (1), Kuhar Park (2), Lamberton State Wildlife Management Area (3), Luescher-Barnum State Wildlife Management A (4), Mammenga State Wildlife Management Area (5), Paul State Wildlife Management Area (6), Rohlik State Wildlife Management Area (7), Waterbury State Wildlife Management Area (8), Westline State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 455 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $184,048 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $250.57 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.67% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $153,249 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.30% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $108,372 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.31% Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.22 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.50% Corn for grain: 228750 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 2875 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 230610 harvested acres Vegetables: 9,800 harvested acres
Redwood County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 8/4/1958, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people
Redwood County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 99% 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 95.5 miles away from the county center On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1982): May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1982, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1941): October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1941, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3310): March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1900): April 19, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1900, Natural disaster type: Flood
Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3242): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 3, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1370): May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
Minnesota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1175): April 8, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 3, 1997 to February 3, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1158): January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
Minnesota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 6, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-993): June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Minnesota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 16, 1992 to June 20, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-946): June 26, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-946, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Redwood County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Births per 1000 population in Redwood County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Redwood County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Redwood County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,503 (3,184 aged, 319 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.17 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4771.310 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 185.170 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16881.67
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 973.660 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1454.250 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 31.21
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.39 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68.66
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.24
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 13,086 (3,378 male householders, 897 female householders)
3,481 spouses, 4,575 children (4,264 natural, 117 adopted, 194 stepchildren), 139 grandchildren, 100 brothers or sisters, 79 parents, 93 other relatives, 310 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,600 (1,068 male householders (923 living alone)), 1,237 female householders (1,141 living alone)), 295 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 373 (264 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 2,170 2-persons, 804 3-persons, 657 4-persons, 387 5-persons, 148 6-persons, 109 7-or-more-persons.
97.1% of residents of Redwood County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $110,634,000 ($6829 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,911,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $43,294,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,186,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,787,000 Federal grants: $21,163,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,145,000 ($163,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $8,058,000 ($4,188,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,302,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,632,000 Federal Government insurance: $108,717,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
67 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
68 per 1000 residents
38 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +7
+0 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -758
-47 per 1000 residents
-3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Redwood County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 58
2000 to 2004: 327
1990 to 1999: 439
1980 to 1989: 700
1970 to 1979: 1,040
1960 to 1969: 635
1950 to 1959: 950
1940 to 1949: 667
1939 or earlier: 2,501
Rooms in houses/apartments in Redwood County, Minnesota
69% of Redwood County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Minnesota.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 14556
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,500
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Redwood County