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St. Louis County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2014: 200,949 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in St. Louis County: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in St. Louis County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 100,568  (50.0%)
Females: 100,381  (50.0%)

St. Louis County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
St. Louis County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $50,124 ($36,306 in 1999)

This county:

$50,124
Minnesota:

$63,488

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $609 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $819)
This county:

$609
State:

$805


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $146,600 (it was $74,600 in 2000)
St. Louis:

$146,600
Minnesota:

$200,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,200 - $217,900

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $187,266
Here:

$187,266
State:

$253,245

Townhouses or other attached units: $220,262
Here:

$220,262
State:

$186,924

In 2-unit structures: $109,280
Here:

$109,280
State:

$210,095

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,928
Here:

$139,928
State:

$182,925

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,213
Here:

$264,213
State:

$199,431

Mobile homes: $85,181
Here:

$85,181
State:

$58,754

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $395,897
Here:

$395,897
State:

$96,868
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,154
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

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
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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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,441 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,408 (1.1%)

St. Louis County household income distribution in 2009 St. Louis County home values distribution St. Louis County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.2%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.8% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.9% for American Indian residents, 12.4% for other race residents, 35.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.2%
St. Louis County:

13.2%
Minnesota:

10.2%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.3% for American Indian residents, 10.5% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 29 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

2012 air pollution in St. Louis County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.146 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 15.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 16,743
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,897 (67% naturalized citizens)

St. Louis County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 672
  • 1990 to 1994: 477
  • 1985 to 1989: 508
  • 1980 to 1984: 333
  • 1975 to 1979: 219
  • 1970 to 1974: 255
  • 1970 to 1974: 147
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,286
Note: State values scaled to St. Louis County population

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: 70,280
  • One, attached: 1,367
  • Two: 4,672
  • 3 or 4: 2,984
  • 5 to 9: 2,321
  • 10 to 19: 1,842
  • 20 or more: 7,038
  • Mobile homes: 5,090
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 206

Housing units in St. Louis County with a mortgage: 27,496 (2,392 second mortgage, 3,507 home equity loan, 166 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19,308

Here:

58.7% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Louis County

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 below Minnesota state average. It is 95% 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 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.0 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 238.5 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 401.9 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) earthquake occurred 205.6 miles away from St. Louis County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 383.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (17%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Other Northern Europe (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in St. Louis County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • Norwegian (14%)
  • Finnish (12%)
  • Swedish (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (5%)

St. Louis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 72,671 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 10,143 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,885 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 155 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 43 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 153 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,003 (4%)
  • Other means: 490 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,211 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $54,067.

4.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

2.45% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($18,632 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($17,204 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

1.96%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,195 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.33% ($28,508)
from Carlton County, MN  0.28% ($32,319)
from Itasca County, MN  0.18% ($27,643)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.18% ($36,029)
from Anoka County, MN  0.13% ($37,255)
from Lake County, MN  0.12% ($31,663)


4.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($404 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

2.47% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($17,546 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($17,397 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

2.15%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($30,668 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.36% ($27,641)
to Carlton County, MN  0.34% ($38,230)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.24% ($29,414)
to Itasca County, MN  0.17% ($36,547)
to Dakota County, MN  0.16% ($33,024)
to Anoka County, MN  0.10% ($29,550)

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 2014: 10.4

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 2014: 10.3

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 live births in St. Louis County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in St. Louis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in St. Louis County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,291)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,028)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,463)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,396)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,311)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,305)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,037)
  • Congestive heart failure (995)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (557)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (550)

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: 190,793
  • In family households: 144,867 (36,290 male householders, 13,460 female householders)
    38,143 spouses, 46,968 children (43,696 natural, 1,171 adopted, 2,101 stepchildren), 2,318 grandchildren, 1,085 brothers or sisters, 756 parents, 834 other relatives, 4,549 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 45,926 (17,299 male householders (13,197 living alone)), 17,734 female householders (14,693 living alone)), 10,893 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,433 (3,218 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 25,712 2-persons, 10,623 3-persons, 8,278 4-persons, 3,444 5-persons, 1,111 6-persons, 582 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,890 1-person, 5,148 2-persons, 896 3-persons, 623 4-persons, 331 5-persons, 121 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

30,784 married couples with children.
10,895 single-parent households (2,512 men, 8,383 women).

95.0% of residents of St. Louis County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

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:

5.8
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 145
  • 2010 to 2013: 867
  • 2000 to 2009: 10,090
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,658
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,213
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,055
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,244
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,721
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,547
  • 1939 or earlier: 27,894
Note: State values scaled to St. Louis population
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Louis County population
  • 1 room: 136
  • 2 rooms: 561
  • 3 rooms: 1,986
  • 4 rooms: 7,910
  • 5 rooms: 15,805
  • 6 rooms: 14,328
  • 7 rooms: 8,900
  • 8 rooms: 5,825
  • 9+ rooms: 6,239
  • 1 room: 964
  • 2 rooms: 2,654
  • 3 rooms: 5,418
  • 4 rooms: 5,059
  • 5 rooms: 3,794
  • 6 rooms: 1,645
  • 7 rooms: 843
  • 8 rooms: 258
  • 9+ rooms: 294
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Louis County population
  • no bedroom: 206
  • 1 bedroom: 3,145
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,583
  • 3 bedrooms: 29,262
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,411
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,083
  • no bedroom: 1,324
  • 1 bedroom: 8,441
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,254
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,867
  • 4 bedrooms: 718
  • 5+ bedrooms: 325
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Louis County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to St. Louis County population
  • no vehicle: 2,865
  • 1 vehicle: 17,886
  • 2 vehicles: 26,855
  • 3 vehicles: 10,372
  • 4 vehicles: 2,771
  • 5+ vehicles: 941
  • no vehicle: 5,587
  • 1 vehicle: 10,059
  • 2 vehicles: 3,789
  • 3 vehicles: 964
  • 4 vehicles: 284
  • 5+ vehicles: 246

61% of St. Louis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Minnesota.

St. Louis County:

61.3%
State average:

58.1%

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

  • This state: 158,101
  • Northeast: 3,052
  • Midwest: 23,504
  • South: 4,855
  • West: 6,121

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Louis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (40.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.1%)
  • Electricity (7.7%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Other fuel (3.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (45.4%)
  • Electricity (20.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.2%)
  • Other fuel (10.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.1%)
  • No fuel used (3.2%)
  • Wood (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,029
Here:

9.6%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 599
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,946
Here:

12.9%
Minnesota:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

St. Louis County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,138,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $480,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,055,000
    General - Other: $6,063,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $53,442,000
    Regular Highways: $29,222,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,160,000
    Police Protection: $12,535,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,605,000
    Financial Administration: $8,147,000
    General - Other: $7,293,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,707,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,582,000
    Health - Other: $6,387,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,664,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,406,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,461,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,283,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $720,000
    Libraries: $534,000
    Local Fire Protection: $311,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $222,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,908,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $9,341,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,875,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $3,478,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,937,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $449,000
    Police Protection: $405,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Central Staff Services: $96,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $101,861,000

St. Louis County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $26,255,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,551,000
    Regular Highways: $1,586,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $910,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $107,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,885,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,157,000
    Highways: $3,150,000
    All Other: $1,974,000
    Natural Resources: $511,000
    Health and Hospitals: $118,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $164,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,231,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,654,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $967,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $169,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $31,195,000
    Highways: $22,205,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,493,000
    All Other: $1,809,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,584,000
  • Tax - Property: $96,955,000
    Other License: $127,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $28,000

St. Louis County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,561,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,407,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,123,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,969,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,700,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,400,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $300,000

St. Louis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,336,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,981,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,232,000

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
St. Louis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

St. Louis County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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