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St. Louis County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 199,070 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 200,528 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 37,635
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,779
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 61,690
Renter-occupied apartments: 24,369 (it was 20,929 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

27%

Land area: 6225 sq. mi.

Water area: 634.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in St. Louis County: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in St. Louis County, MN (2019)
    • 180,83390.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,1512.6%Two or more races
    • 3,7751.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3,6121.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,4641.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,0651.0%Asian alone
    • 1060.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 640.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 99,965  (50.2%)
Females: 99,105  (49.8%)
Average household size:
St. Louis County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,434 ($36,306 in 1999)
This county:

$60,434
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $709 (lower quartile is $473, upper quartile is $956)
This county:

$709
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,900 (it was $74,600 in 2000)
St. Louis:

$168,900
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,800 - $262,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $205,076
Here:

$205,076
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $233,863
Here:

$233,863
State:

$232,732

In 2-unit structures: $184,716
Here:

$184,716
State:

$259,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $210,668
Here:

$210,668
State:

$233,861

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $258,326
Here:

$258,326
State:

$225,601

Mobile homes: $78,821
Here:

$78,821
State:

$67,064

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $671,662
Here:

$671,662
State:

$202,956

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,238
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Institutionalized population: 3,218

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 37
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 499
  • Thefts: 504
  • Auto thefts: 103

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 425
  • Thefts: 480
  • Auto thefts: 88
St. Louis County, MN map from a distance

Health of residents in St. Louis County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
75.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
58.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
70.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in St. Louis County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
77.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
57.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 421 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 1998: 680 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 1999: 533 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2000: 500 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2001: 546 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2002: 605 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2003: 721 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2004: 806 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2005: 696 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 591 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2007: 520 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2008: 405 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2009: 282 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2010: 245 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2011: 209 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2012: 196 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2013: 218 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2014: 304 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2015: 331 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2016: 359 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2017: 343 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2018: 321 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2019: 347 buildings, average cost: $209,400
Number of permits per 10,000 St. Louis, MN residents
Average permit cost in St. Louis, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,843 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,488 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in St. Louis, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in St. Louis, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in St. Louis, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.8%
St. Louis County:

12.8%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.6% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.1% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.0% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.2 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 41.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.9 years old, Black residents: 26.4 years old, American Indian residents: 32.7 years old, Asian residents: 37.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.9 years old, Other race residents: 34.1 years old)

Area name: Duluth, MN-WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Louis County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $677 a month.

Cities in this county include: Duluth, Hibbing, Virginia, Hermantown, Chisholm, Eveleth, Ely, Arnold, Mountain Iron, Proctor.

St. Louis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in St. Louis County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in St. Louis, MN
County total employment by year in St. Louis, MN
County average yearly wages by year in St. Louis, MN

Current college students: 16,743
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,924 (66.8% naturalized citizens)

St. Louis County:

3.0%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4432010 or later
  • 1,3072000 to 2009
  • 9671990 to 1999
  • 8411980 to 1989
  • 4741970 to 1979
  • 1,433Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.8%

St. Louis County marital status for males St. Louis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 79,064
  • One, attached: 1,287
  • Two: 3,853
  • 3 or 4: 4,022
  • 5 to 9: 2,632
  • 10 to 19: 1,335
  • 20 to 49: 4,243
  • 50 or more: 4,607
  • Mobile homes: 4,273
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in St. Louis County with a mortgage: 35,828 (1,077 second mortgage, 2,790 home equity loan, 356 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,560

Here:

57.4% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Louis County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,75736
Mainline Protestant32,14391
Evangelical Protestant19,017118
Other2,76020
Orthodox9766
Black Protestant1771
None106,396-
St. Louis 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: 39
St. Louis County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
St. Louis County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 176
This county:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. Louis County:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

25.3%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in St. Louis County:

Average size of farms: 179 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,409
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $88.35
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.36%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,940
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,990
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.12%
All wheat for grain: 27 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 50 harvested acres
Vegetables: 80 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 30 acres

Earthquake activity:

St. Louis County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 64% 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 209.2 miles away from St. Louis County center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 17.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 17.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/24/2020 at 17:23:43, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 13.3 miles away from St. Louis County center
On 4/21/2020 at 17:12:46, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 14.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: 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: October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2018, FEMA Id: 4414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 15, 2018 - July 12, 2018, FEMA Id: 4390, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in St. Louis County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - St. Louis

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 86,136 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 9,408 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 1,776 (1.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 673 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 551 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 2,515 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 4,263 (4.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (11%)
  • Kenya (8%)
  • India (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in St. Louis County


  • German (14%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • Finnish (9%)
  • American (6%)
  • Swedish (5%)
  • Scandinavian (5%)
  • European (4%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in St. Louis County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 3,632 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,369 people in nursing homes
  • 648 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 599 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 353 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 331 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 197 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 184 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 177 people in other group homes
  • 149 people in religious group quarters
  • 63 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 62 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 53 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 40 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 37 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 22 people in halfway houses
  • 19 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 19 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 14 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in military ships
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in St. Louis County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 4,259 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,725 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,137 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 772 people in federal prisons
  • 344 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 321 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 240 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 172 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 164 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 96 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 93 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 63 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 47 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,937.

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.50% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($24,000 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($23,187 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

2.17%
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 Carlton County, MN  0.41% ($48,289 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.38% ($42,350)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($45,594)
from Itasca County, MN  0.20% ($39,557)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.18% ($43,697)
from Lake County, MN  0.13% ($49,906)
from Anoka County, MN  0.13% ($50,515)


4.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

2.81% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($27,000 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($24,677 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

2.16%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.52% ($44,351 average AGI)
to Carlton County, MN  0.44% ($52,686)
to Douglas County, WI  0.37% ($44,128)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.28% ($39,802)
to Itasca County, MN  0.22% ($48,063)
to Dakota County, MN  0.18% ($64,535)
to Anoka County, MN  0.12% ($53,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in St. Louis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Louis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in St. Louis County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. Louis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in St. Louis County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Louis County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Louis County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in St. Louis County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in St. Louis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 37,488 (30,575 aged, 6,913 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,327 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in St. Louis County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,749)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,618)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (2,023)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,944)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,718)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,551)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,247)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,183)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (677)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (657)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,438
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 621
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,979

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,086
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 139.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.2
  • Suffocation - 30.9
  • Poisoning - 28.0
  • Other - 9.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 199,070
  • Male householders: 44,209 (14,232 living alone), Female householders: 42,239 (14,491 living alone)
  • 37,087 spouses (36,884 opposite-sex spouses), 7,983 unmarried partners, (7,661 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 44,635 children (42,062 natural, 966 adopted, 1,607 stepchildren), 1,857 grandchildren, 874 brothers or sisters, 1,055 parents, 824 foster children, 745 other relatives, 8,716 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 8,846

Size of family households: 25,905 2-persons, 7,947 3-persons, 10,096 4-persons, 3,112 5-persons, 808 6-persons, 573 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,723 1-person, 7,433 2-persons, 581 3-persons, 698 4-persons, 504 5-persons, 68 6-persons.

22,382 married couples with children.
11,425 single-parent households (3,018 men, 8,407 women).

96.0% of residents of St. Louis speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,381,954,000 ($6,975 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $93,261,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $582,424,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $249,088,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,018,000
Federal grants: $334,967,000
Federal procurement contracts: $61,469,000 ($31,170,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $149,988,000 ($42,932,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $66,784,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $41,142,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,561,000

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

Births: 10,688
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,333
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +468
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,927
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in St. Louis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 38.77 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.9

Year house built in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • 1,6742014 or later
  • 2,3342010 to 2013
  • 9,4162000 to 2009
  • 7,9211990 to 1999
  • 7,9751980 to 1989
  • 15,0851970 to 1979
  • 9,5791960 to 1969
  • 14,0751950 to 1959
  • 6,9641940 to 1949
  • 30,2991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • 1951 room
  • 3362 rooms
  • 1,7303 rooms
  • 7,3814 rooms
  • 12,0515 rooms
  • 13,8196 rooms
  • 9,0567 rooms
  • 7,6268 rooms
  • 10,1949+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • 1,2801 room
  • 1,6792 rooms
  • 5,3623 rooms
  • 6,6234 rooms
  • 3,8425 rooms
  • 2,9546 rooms
  • 8197 rooms
  • 4828 rooms
  • 1,0199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • 241no bedroom
  • 2,5551 bedroom
  • 15,8902 bedrooms
  • 29,2833 bedrooms
  • 12,3304 bedrooms
  • 2,0895+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • 1,567no bedroom
  • 7,5381 bedroom
  • 9,1332 bedrooms
  • 3,4573 bedrooms
  • 1,6894 bedrooms
  • 6765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Louis County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Louis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in St. Louis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,570no vehicle
  • 15,7391 vehicle
  • 26,6232 vehicles
  • 12,5253 vehicles
  • 4,6764 vehicles
  • 1,2555+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Louis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in St. Louis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,680no vehicle
  • 9,8161 vehicle
  • 5,4102 vehicles
  • 9343 vehicles
  • 6504 vehicles
  • 5705+ vehicles

83.4% of St. Louis County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Minnesota.

St. Louis County:

83.4%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 152,322
  • Other state: 40,173
  • Northeast: 3,643
  • Midwest: 22,632
  • South: 6,420
  • West: 7,478
Year householders moved into unit in St. Louis County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Louis County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.6%Electricity
  • 9.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.1%Utility gas
  • 29.3%Electricity
  • 6.8%Other fuel
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,358
Here:

8.2%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 812
Here:

8.9%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,283
Here:

15.1%
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

St. Louis County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $15,618,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,407,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,794,000
    Regular Highways: $4,033,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $77,232,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $80,786,000
    General - Other: $39,481,000
    Regular Highways: $30,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,208,000
    Police Protection: $23,787,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,630,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,579,000
    Financial Administration: $6,313,000
    Health - Other: $5,311,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,023,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,655,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,248,000
    Parks and Recreation: $982,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Libraries: $700,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $20,674,000
    Highways: $11,966,000
    Other: $5,296,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,014,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,680,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $293,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,351,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,770,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,580,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,512,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,788,000
    General - Other: $2,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,596,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $30,888,000
    Highways: $29,956,000
    Public Welfare: $26,859,000
    Other: $6,754,000
    Sewerage: $303,000
  • Tax - Property: $123,699,000
    Other License: $338,000

St. Louis County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $15,618,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,407,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,794,000
    Regular Highways: $4,033,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $77,232,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $80,786,000
    General - Other: $39,481,000
    Regular Highways: $30,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,208,000
    Police Protection: $23,787,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,630,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,579,000
    Financial Administration: $6,313,000
    Health - Other: $5,311,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,023,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,655,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,248,000
    Parks and Recreation: $982,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Libraries: $700,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $20,674,000
    Highways: $11,966,000
    Other: $5,296,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,014,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,680,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $293,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,351,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,770,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,580,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,512,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,788,000
    General - Other: $2,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,596,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $30,888,000
    Highways: $29,956,000
    Public Welfare: $26,859,000
    Other: $6,754,000
    Sewerage: $303,000
  • Tax - Property: $123,699,000
    Other License: $338,000

St. Louis County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $15,618,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,407,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,794,000
    Regular Highways: $4,033,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $77,232,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $80,786,000
    General - Other: $39,481,000
    Regular Highways: $30,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,208,000
    Police Protection: $23,787,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,630,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,579,000
    Financial Administration: $6,313,000
    Health - Other: $5,311,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,023,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,655,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,248,000
    Parks and Recreation: $982,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Libraries: $700,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $20,674,000
    Highways: $11,966,000
    Other: $5,296,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,014,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,680,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $293,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,351,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,770,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,580,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,512,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,788,000
    General - Other: $2,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,596,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $30,888,000
    Highways: $29,956,000
    Public Welfare: $26,859,000
    Other: $6,754,000
    Sewerage: $303,000
  • Tax - Property: $123,699,000
    Other License: $338,000

St. Louis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $15,618,000
  • Charges - Other: $26,223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,407,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,794,000
    Regular Highways: $4,033,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $77,232,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $80,786,000
    General - Other: $39,481,000
    Regular Highways: $30,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,208,000
    Police Protection: $23,787,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,743,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,630,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,579,000
    Financial Administration: $6,313,000
    Health - Other: $5,311,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,023,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,655,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,248,000
    Parks and Recreation: $982,000
    Local Fire Protection: $811,000
    Libraries: $700,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $20,674,000
    Highways: $11,966,000
    Other: $5,296,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,014,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,680,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $293,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $121,351,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,770,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,580,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,512,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $335,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,788,000
    General - Other: $2,601,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,596,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $30,888,000
    Highways: $29,956,000
    Public Welfare: $26,859,000
    Other: $6,754,000
    Sewerage: $303,000
  • Tax - Property: $123,699,000
    Other License: $338,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,834
  • Number of aged recipients: 268
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,566
  • Number of recipients under 18: 556
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,674
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 604
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,854
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,161
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 70 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED682$122,0091,005$150,1964,635$153,383497$69,80919$762,579607$164,155118$87,110
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$102,62571$165,606409$154,94623$66,2610$047$184,17015$98,933
APPLICATIONS DENIED72$99,611174$117,5801,460$153,464218$51,2982$197,500147$166,55187$92,207
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN52$117,00090$119,867777$160,64653$96,2644$2,710,00064$228,21922$109,409
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$99,68813$172,538275$127,58562$61,7740$014$129,1438$96,625
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 61 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED180$155,178157$191,5297$123,286
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$128,96948$202,5838$109,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$131,80033$212,4853$186,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$136,6005$193,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$92,3332$186,0002$221,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in St. Louis, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in St. Louis, MN - Value
Most common first names in St. Louis County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,38977.1 years
Mary1,71981.4 years
William1,25074.8 years
Robert97871.5 years
George92276.9 years
Frank90778.2 years
Joseph87676.3 years
Helen77380.6 years
Margaret68480.5 years
James66871.0 years
Most common last names in St. Louis County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,73178.3 years
Anderson1,12877.6 years
Peterson64777.9 years
Nelson61477.8 years
Olson60877.5 years
Carlson57377.6 years
Erickson44977.8 years
Maki37978.6 years
Larson29079.3 years
Smith25375.7 years
Businesses in St. Louis County, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5La-Z-Boy5
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware4Lane Furniture6
Advance Auto Parts2LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza1
AmericInn2Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Arby's3Maurices2
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's9
Bath & Body Works2Men's Wearhouse1
Best Western1Menards2
Blockbuster2Motel 61
Budget Car Rental3Motherhood Maternity1
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance8
Burger King3Nike15
Caribou Coffee5Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott2OfficeMax1
Casual Male XL1Old Country Buffet1
Catherines1Old Navy1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet4Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pac Sun1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless2
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Curves4Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen10Pizza Hut6
Days Inn1Plato's Closet1
Deb1Quiznos2
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack4
Discount Tire1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza5SAS Shoes2
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears4
Econo Lodge1Sheraton1
Eddie Bauer1Slumberland3
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx20Starbucks3
Finish Line1Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway10
Ford4Super 84
GNC2T-Mobile5
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell1
H&R Block8Target2
Hardee's1Toyota2
Hilton1True Value7
Holiday Inn2U-Haul14
Hollister Co.1UPS29
Home Depot1Vans4
Honda1Verizon Wireless3
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
Hyundai1Village Inn1
JCPenney2Volkswagen1
Jones New York2Walgreens6
Journeys1Walmart2
Justice1Wendy's2
KFC4Wet Seal1
Kmart3YMCA5
Kohl's1

St. Louis County on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"