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Rice County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 66,972 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 56,665 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,265
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,632
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,722
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,418 (it was 4,166 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%

Land area: 498 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 135 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rice County: 74.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.7%), Manufacturing (15.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rice County, MN (2019)
    • 54,54981.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,6438.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,8955.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4882.2%Asian alone
    • 1,0371.5%Two or more races
    • 2280.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 500.07%Some other race alone
    • 400.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 34,505  (51.5%)
Females: 32,467  (48.5%)
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Average household size:
Rice County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $72,469 ($48,651 in 1999)
This county:

$72,469
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $752 (lower quartile is $538, upper quartile is $889)
This county:

$752
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $245,900 (it was $124,200 in 2000)
Rice:

$245,900
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $168,100 - $337,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $280,249
Here:

$280,249
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,991
Here:

$196,991
State:

$232,732

In 2-unit structures: $247,168
Here:

$247,168
State:

$259,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $370,624
Here:

$370,624
State:

$233,861

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,765
Here:

$195,765
State:

$225,601

Mobile homes: $41,680
Here:

$41,680
State:

$67,064

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,603
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $581

Institutionalized population: 2,477

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 88
  • Thefts: 159
  • Auto thefts: 29

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 114
  • Thefts: 117
  • Auto thefts: 24
Rice County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 272 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 1998: 302 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 1999: 297 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2000: 363 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2001: 418 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2002: 593 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2003: 513 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2004: 579 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2005: 504 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 2006: 412 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2007: 196 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2009: 89 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2010: 61 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2011: 54 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2012: 57 buildings, average cost: $205,100
  • 2013: 71 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2014: 105 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2015: 127 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2016: 147 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2017: 166 buildings, average cost: $232,400
  • 2018: 179 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2019: 128 buildings, average cost: $267,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Rice, MN residents
Average permit cost in Rice, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,507 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,720 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Rice, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rice, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rice, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.1%
Rice County:

7.1%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 17.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 27.4% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.6 years old
(Males: 36.1 years old, Females: 37.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.5 years old, Black residents: 25.8 years old, American Indian residents: 36.5 years old, Asian residents: 21.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.7 years old, Other race residents: 23.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rice County is $511 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $803 a month.

Cities in this county include: Faribault, Northfield, Lonsdale, Morristown, Warsaw, Dundas, Nerstrand.

Rice 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:

Lake: Lake Hendricks (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Beadle County, South Dakota , Hancock County, Maine , Carver County , Essex County, New York , Cottonwood County , Dodge County , Scott County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 6,359
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,364 (45.5% naturalized citizens)

Rice County:

5.0%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,2732010 or later
  • 1,4242000 to 2009
  • 1,0341990 to 1999
  • 7861980 to 1989
  • 2931970 to 1979
  • 149Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.7%

Rice County marital status for males Rice County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,176
  • One, attached: 1,329
  • Two: 764
  • 3 or 4: 215
  • 5 to 9: 540
  • 10 to 19: 884
  • 20 to 49: 1,135
  • 50 or more: 1,146
  • Mobile homes: 1,065
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Rice County with a mortgage: 11,774 (508 second mortgage, 1,075 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,505

Here:

68.8% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rice County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant12,51024
Catholic12,3376
Evangelical Protestant6,46131
Other8408
None31,994-
Rice 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: 7
Rice County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Rice County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rice County:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Rice County:

25.8%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Rice County:

Average size of farms: 192 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,640
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $253.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,050
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,828
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 31.38%
Corn for grain: 79968 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 502 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 74733 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,684 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 124 acres

Tornado activity:

Rice County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 51115573.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Rice County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 70% greater 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 162.9 miles away from Rice County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 303.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 301.7 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 201.3 miles away from Rice County center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.7 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4531, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4290: November 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4290, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2012 to June 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4069: July 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4069, 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: 1941, 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1225: June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: 1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Minnesota Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms, Incident Period: March 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1212: April 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1212, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Minnesota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-993: June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: 993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rice County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rice

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,278 (71.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,388 (8.0%)
  • Bus: 60 (0.2%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 8 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 305 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 121 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 896 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,885 (16.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (28%)
  • Somalia (22%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Kenya (7%)
  • Ethiopia (6%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rice County


  • German (21%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • Somali (8%)
  • American (5%)
  • Czech (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 4,219 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,097 people in state prisons
  • 652 people in nursing homes
  • 189 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 150 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 149 people in other group homes
  • 61 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 52 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 4,486 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,058 people in state prisons
  • 387 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 259 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,626.

6.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.62% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($36,988 average AGI)
1.81% relocated from other states ($13,801 average AGI)
Rice County:

1.81%
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 Dakota County, MN  1.24% ($57,415 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.59% ($44,594)
from Steele County, MN  0.43% ($41,806)
from Scott County, MN  0.39% ($81,032)
from Le Sueur County, MN  0.28% ($50,529)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.24% ($44,103)
from Goodhue County, MN  0.21% ($44,060)


6.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.66% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($38,285 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($13,496 average AGI)
Rice County:

1.57%
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 Dakota County, MN  1.18% ($63,432 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.66% ($46,570)
to Steele County, MN  0.46% ($39,782)
to Scott County, MN  0.39% ($56,798)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.32% ($38,808)
to Le Sueur County, MN  0.25% ($50,883)
to Goodhue County, MN  0.22% ($54,377)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Rice County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Rice County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rice County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rice County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,071 (7,130 aged, 941 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 737 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rice County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Unspecified dementia (641)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (556)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (551)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (369)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (301)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (282)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (262)
  • Congestive heart failure (214)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (181)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (70)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,759
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 89
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,665

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,311
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 727
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.2
  • Other - 41.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 66,972
  • Male householders: 11,829 (3,176 living alone), Female householders: 11,032 (3,690 living alone)
  • 12,438 spouses (12,419 opposite-sex spouses), 1,166 unmarried partners, (1,058 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,382 children (17,814 natural, 240 adopted, 328 stepchildren), 726 grandchildren, 95 brothers or sisters, 322 parents, 190 foster children, 708 other relatives, 1,698 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 8,386

Size of family households: 6,660 2-persons, 2,883 3-persons, 3,171 4-persons, 1,128 5-persons, 841 6-persons, 177 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,866 1-person, 911 2-persons, 99 3-persons, 64 4-persons, 61 5-persons.

10,522 married couples with children.
2,957 single-parent households (966 men, 1,991 women).

86.1% of residents of Rice speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $238,083,000 ($3,941 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,963,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $103,549,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,161,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,523,000
Federal grants: $67,240,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,899,000 ($5,848,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,711,000 ($2,152,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,886,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,616,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,366,000

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

Births: 3,630
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,329
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +917
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,134
Here +35 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rice County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built in Rice County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Rice County, Minnesota
  • 5912014 or later
  • 6782010 to 2013
  • 4,9722000 to 2009
  • 2,8731990 to 1999
  • 2,1131980 to 1989
  • 3,9261970 to 1979
  • 1,8671960 to 1969
  • 1,8041950 to 1959
  • 7271940 to 1949
  • 5,7231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rice County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Minnesota
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3063 rooms
  • 7044 rooms
  • 1,9485 rooms
  • 2,9656 rooms
  • 3,2007 rooms
  • 2,7328 rooms
  • 5,4249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Minnesota
  • 3411 room
  • 3532 rooms
  • 1,2063 rooms
  • 1,6894 rooms
  • 1,2295 rooms
  • 2936 rooms
  • 1607 rooms
  • 938 rooms
  • 2189+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rice County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Minnesota
  • 0no bedroom
  • 5781 bedroom
  • 1,8532 bedrooms
  • 7,5473 bedrooms
  • 5,9424 bedrooms
  • 1,3595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Minnesota
  • 408no bedroom
  • 2,1041 bedroom
  • 1,9432 bedrooms
  • 8373 bedrooms
  • 2424 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 74no vehicle
  • 2,7821 vehicle
  • 7,5522 vehicles
  • 4,1963 vehicles
  • 1,9964 vehicles
  • 6795+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 976no vehicle
  • 2,9961 vehicle
  • 1,0522 vehicles
  • 1533 vehicles
  • 4054 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.1% of Rice 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, 69% lived in Minnesota.

Rice County:

86.1%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 46,374
  • Other state: 16,747
  • Northeast: 1,621
  • Midwest: 7,887
  • South: 3,569
  • West: 3,670
Year householders moved into unit in Rice County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rice County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.3%Utility gas
  • 16.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.6%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 43.9%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,380
Here:

22.6%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 278
Here:

7.5%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,921
Here:

81.2%
Minnesota:

22.0%

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

Rice County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $477,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,641,000
    Sewerage: $3,858,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,699,000
    Regular Highways: $98,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,155,000
    General Public Buildings: $196,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,944,000
    General - Other: $8,437,000
    Sewerage: $5,769,000
    Police Protection: $5,596,000
    Regular Highways: $4,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,297,000
    Health - Other: $3,891,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,551,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,054,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,666,000
    Financial Administration: $1,251,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,098,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,045,000
    Libraries: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,732,000
    Other: $2,931,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,783,000
    Health and Hospitals: $693,000
    Highways: $108,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $929,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $16,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,373,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $366,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $220,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $990,000
    Interest Earnings: $863,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Sale of Property: $90,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $599,000
    Sewerage: $434,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $155,000
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,833,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,797,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,104,000
    Public Welfare: $5,467,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,737,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Health and Hospitals: $580,000
    Housing and Community Development: $47,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,227,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $593,000
    Other: $107,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Severance: $41,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,755,000

Rice County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $477,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,641,000
    Sewerage: $3,858,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,699,000
    Regular Highways: $98,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,155,000
    General Public Buildings: $196,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,944,000
    General - Other: $8,437,000
    Sewerage: $5,769,000
    Police Protection: $5,596,000
    Regular Highways: $4,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,297,000
    Health - Other: $3,891,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,551,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,054,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,666,000
    Financial Administration: $1,251,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,098,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,045,000
    Libraries: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,732,000
    Other: $2,931,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,783,000
    Health and Hospitals: $693,000
    Highways: $108,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $929,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $16,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,373,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $366,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $220,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $990,000
    Interest Earnings: $863,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Sale of Property: $90,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $599,000
    Sewerage: $434,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $155,000
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,833,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,797,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,104,000
    Public Welfare: $5,467,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,737,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Health and Hospitals: $580,000
    Housing and Community Development: $47,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,227,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $593,000
    Other: $107,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Severance: $41,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,755,000

Rice County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $477,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,641,000
    Sewerage: $3,858,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,699,000
    Regular Highways: $98,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,155,000
    General Public Buildings: $196,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,944,000
    General - Other: $8,437,000
    Sewerage: $5,769,000
    Police Protection: $5,596,000
    Regular Highways: $4,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,297,000
    Health - Other: $3,891,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,551,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,054,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,666,000
    Financial Administration: $1,251,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,098,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,045,000
    Libraries: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,732,000
    Other: $2,931,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,783,000
    Health and Hospitals: $693,000
    Highways: $108,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $929,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $16,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,373,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $366,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $220,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $990,000
    Interest Earnings: $863,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Sale of Property: $90,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $599,000
    Sewerage: $434,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $155,000
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,833,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,797,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,104,000
    Public Welfare: $5,467,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,737,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Health and Hospitals: $580,000
    Housing and Community Development: $47,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,227,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $593,000
    Other: $107,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Severance: $41,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,755,000

Rice County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $477,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,641,000
    Sewerage: $3,858,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,870,000
    Hospital Public: $2,699,000
    Regular Highways: $98,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,155,000
    General Public Buildings: $196,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,944,000
    General - Other: $8,437,000
    Sewerage: $5,769,000
    Police Protection: $5,596,000
    Regular Highways: $4,579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,297,000
    Health - Other: $3,891,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,551,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,054,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,666,000
    Financial Administration: $1,251,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,098,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,045,000
    Libraries: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $370,000
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,732,000
    Other: $2,931,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,783,000
    Health and Hospitals: $693,000
    Highways: $108,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $929,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $16,000
    Other: $16,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,424,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,780,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,373,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $366,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $220,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $990,000
    Interest Earnings: $863,000
    General Revenue - Other: $738,000
    Sale of Property: $90,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $599,000
    Sewerage: $434,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $155,000
    Solid Waste Management: $145,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,833,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,797,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,104,000
    Public Welfare: $5,467,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,737,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Health and Hospitals: $580,000
    Housing and Community Development: $47,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,227,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $593,000
    Other: $107,000
    Other License: $46,000
    Severance: $41,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,755,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 557
  • Number of aged recipients: 64
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 493
  • Number of recipients under 18: 102
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 342
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 113
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 227
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 221
Most common first names in Rice County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary29482.5 years
John28678.1 years
William23475.5 years
Robert19473.6 years
George18780.0 years
Joseph15978.8 years
Anna15785.9 years
Helen14681.4 years
James14273.3 years
Frank13980.0 years
Most common last names in Rice County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson20378.6 years
Nelson10679.8 years
Anderson10080.1 years
Hanson6479.3 years
Olson6379.3 years
Smith5877.5 years
Peterson5782.1 years
Malecha5677.9 years
Thompson5577.3 years
Miller5077.6 years
Businesses in Rice County, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AmericInn2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's2Menards1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Caribou Coffee1Penske1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Curves2RadioShack2
DHL1Sears1
Dairy Queen3Subway4
Days Inn1T-Mobile4
Domino's Pizza2Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1Target1
FedEx4True Value1
Ford2U-Haul2
GNC1UPS9
H&R Block2Vans2
Hardee's1Walgreens2
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC2YMCA1
Kmart1

Rice County on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"