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Stearns County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 155,652 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 133,166 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,859
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,406
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 35,111
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,967 (it was 12,493 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

27%

Land area: 1345 sq. mi.

Water area: 45.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stearns County: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Stearns County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 78,735  (50.6%)
Females: 76,917  (49.4%)

Stearns County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Stearns County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $57,728 ($42,426 in 1999)

This county:

$57,728
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $722 (lower quartile is $537, upper quartile is $891)
This county:

$722
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $174,300 (it was $102,100 in 2000)
Stearns:

$174,300
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,200 - $252,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $220,493
Here:

$220,493
State:

$258,834

Townhouses or other attached units: $154,321
Here:

$154,321
State:

$207,018

In 2-unit structures: $150,843
Here:

$150,843
State:

$228,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,981
Here:

$141,981
State:

$235,731

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $270,807
Here:

$270,807
State:

$191,537

Mobile homes: $65,633
Here:

$65,633
State:

$62,440

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $157,606
Here:

$157,606
State:

$111,357
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,313
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $439

Institutionalized population: 956

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 150
  • Thefts: 367
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 132
  • Thefts: 385
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 584 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2008: 318 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2009: 240 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2010: 273 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2011: 202 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2012: 265 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2013: 294 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2014: 305 buildings, average cost: $226,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,873 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,878 (1.1%)

Stearns County household income distribution in 2009 Stearns County home values distribution Stearns County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.3%
Stearns County:

12.3%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 24.2% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.4 years old
(Males: 33.6 years old, Females: 35.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.1 years old, Black residents: 20.4 years old, American Indian residents: 18.7 years old, Asian residents: 26.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.8 years old, Other race residents: 23.7 years old)

Area name: St. Cloud, MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stearns County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $565 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $799 a month.

Cities in this county include: St. Cloud, Sartell, Waite Park, St. Joseph, Sauk Centre, St. Augusta, Melrose, Cold Spring, Paynesville, Albany.

Stearns County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Stearns County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 15,315
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,530 (35.6% naturalized citizens)

Stearns County:

5.5%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4,566
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,804
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,420
  • 1980 to 1989: 721
  • 1970 to 1979: 253
  • Before 1970: 328
Note: State values scaled to Stearns County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.6%

Stearns County marital status for males Stearns County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,178
  • One, attached: 2,600
  • Two: 755
  • 3 or 4: 492
  • 5 to 9: 1,165
  • 10 to 19: 2,590
  • 20 to 49: 4,574
  • 50 or more: 4,983
  • Mobile homes: 1,355
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Stearns County with a mortgage: 24,519 (919 second mortgage, 2,173 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,166

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Stearns County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,56548
Mainline Protestant17,43828
Evangelical Protestant12,07147
Other9697
Orthodox211
None57,578-
Stearns 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: 29
Stearns County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Stearns County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 120
This county:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Stearns County:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Stearns County:

Average size of farms: 216 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,029
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $153.30
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $86,134
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.49%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.63%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $78,322
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.97%
Corn for grain: 167229 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6705 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 98592 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,136 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 65 acres

Earthquake activity:

Stearns County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 89% 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 75.3 miles away from Stearns County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.4 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 257.6 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 115.7 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 44.7 miles away from Stearns County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 290.5 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 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2013 to June 26, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4131: July 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4131, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 01, 2011 to July 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4009: July 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 4009, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1175: April 08, 1997, FEMA Id: 1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-255: April 18, 1969, FEMA Id: 255, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1966, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-215: March 22, 1966, FEMA Id: 215, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 11, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-188: April 11, 1965, FEMA Id: 188, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Stearns County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 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 (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Somalia (19%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Ethiopia (8%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Kenya (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Korea (3%)

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

  • German (50%)
  • American (5%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Somali (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Stearns County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 77,233 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 7,539 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,437 (1.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 642 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 168 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 3,640 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 4,970 (5.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 5,261 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 743 people in nursing homes
  • 349 people in religious group quarters
  • 242 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 201 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 116 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 112 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 73 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 60 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 22 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

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

  • 5,881 people in college/university student housing
  • 692 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 657 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 356 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 174 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 149 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 111 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 78 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 51 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,323.

6.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

4.98% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($23,722 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($7,808 average AGI)
Stearns County:

1.25%
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 Benton County, MN  1.31% ($30,497 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.57% ($28,972)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($29,148)
from Wright County, MN  0.29% ($26,963)
from Morrison County, MN  0.20% ($28,027)
from Kandiyohi County, MN  0.16% ($29,278)
from Meeker County, MN  0.15% ($31,500)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($74 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

5.43% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($23,879 average AGI)
1.68% relocated to other states ($7,488 average AGI)
Stearns County:

1.68%
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 Benton County, MN  1.39% ($30,206 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($31,098)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.64% ($30,580)
to Wright County, MN  0.36% ($41,049)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.28% ($25,348)
to Anoka County, MN  0.17% ($26,354)
to Morrison County, MN  0.16% ($39,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Stearns County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Stearns County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stearns County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stearns County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stearns County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,949 (17,019 aged, 2,930 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,867 (5%)

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 Stearns County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (893)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (838)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (580)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (570)
  • Unspecified dementia (513)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (435)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (372)
  • Congestive heart failure (292)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (252)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (251)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,224
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 445
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,099

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 592
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 25

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.1
  • Suffocation - 21.5
  • Other - 24.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 155,652
  • In family households: 115,597 (18,235 male householders, 17,619 female householders)
    28,649 spouses, 42,200 children (39,248 natural, 797 adopted, 2,155 stepchildren), 631 grandchildren, 1,424 brothers or sisters, 1,091 parents, 2,229 other relatives, 3,519 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 31,992 (11,910 male householders (8,903 living alone)), 10,892 female householders (8,297 living alone)), 9,190 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,063

Size of family households: 16,725 2-persons, 7,389 3-persons, 6,804 4-persons, 3,037 5-persons, 1,081 6-persons, 818 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,200 1-person, 3,800 2-persons, 820 3-persons, 775 4-persons, 159 5-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

24,151 married couples with children.
9,466 single-parent households (2,993 men, 6,473 women).

91.1% of residents of Stearns speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other language at home (49% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $609,321,000 ($4,320 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,596,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $242,595,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $106,395,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,765,000
Federal grants: $116,553,000
Federal procurement contracts: $36,979,000 ($621,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $86,033,000 ($1,897,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,846,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $80,721,000
Federal Government insurance: $74,119,000

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

Births: 9,325
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,073
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,041
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -276
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Stearns County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.40 millions of gallons per day (46% from ground, 54% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 892
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,818
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,236
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,340
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,596
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,948
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,523
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,803
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,401
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,148
Note: State values scaled to Stearns population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stearns County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Stearns County population
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 533
  • 4 rooms: 3,241
  • 5 rooms: 5,325
  • 6 rooms: 6,746
  • 7 rooms: 7,149
  • 8 rooms: 5,769
  • 9+ rooms: 10,863
  • 1 room: 1,527
  • 2 rooms: 1,473
  • 3 rooms: 4,512
  • 4 rooms: 4,869
  • 5 rooms: 2,611
  • 6 rooms: 1,800
  • 7 rooms: 945
  • 8 rooms: 662
  • 9+ rooms: 572
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stearns County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Stearns County population
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 350
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,582
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,419
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,743
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,570
  • no bedroom: 1,527
  • 1 bedroom: 5,195
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,578
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,617
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,492
  • 5+ bedrooms: 562
Cars and other vehicles available in Stearns County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Stearns County population
  • no vehicle: 365
  • 1 vehicle: 8,653
  • 2 vehicles: 17,985
  • 3 vehicles: 9,457
  • 4 vehicles: 2,465
  • 5+ vehicles: 760
  • no vehicle: 2,224
  • 1 vehicle: 8,843
  • 2 vehicles: 5,276
  • 3 vehicles: 1,777
  • 4 vehicles: 589
  • 5+ vehicles: 262

80% of Stearns County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Minnesota.

Stearns County:

80.3%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 122,414
  • Other state: 23,930
  • Northeast: 1,493
  • Midwest: 14,868
  • South: 2,821
  • West: 4,748

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stearns County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (63.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.2%)
  • Electricity (13.4%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (50.0%)
  • Utility gas (33.8%)
  • Other fuel (8.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,803
Here:

12.2%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 403
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,135
Here:

23.9%
Minnesota:

22.2%

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)

Stearns County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $6,587,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,146,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,962,000
    General - Other: $458,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $20,907,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,804,000
    Police Protection: $6,879,000
    Regular Highways: $5,860,000
    Financial Administration: $5,203,000
    Health - Other: $4,067,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,693,000
    General - Other: $3,305,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,471,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,931,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,016,000
    Parks and Recreation: $843,000
    Solid Waste Management: $500,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $810,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $1,715,000
    General - Other: $1,055,000
    Police Protection: $918,000
    Regular Highways: $514,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,272,000

Stearns County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,599,000
    Solid Waste Management: $311,000
    Regular Highways: $52,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $625,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,700,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,424,000
    Special Assessments: $657,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $365,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $19,491,000
    Highways: $12,708,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,637,000
    All Other: $1,202,000
    Health and Hospitals: $985,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,300,000
    Other License: $576,000
    NEC: $24,000

Stearns County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,595,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,704,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,085,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,194,000

Stearns County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,799,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,428,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,159,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,655
  • Number of aged recipients: 254
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,401
  • Number of recipients under 18: 253
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,057
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 345
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 712
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 763
Stearns County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Stearns 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 28 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 ORIGINATED702$135,057717$145,9223,870$160,509245$67,66514$448,071308$143,53642$48,714
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$132,30431$150,806177$155,14730$34,6331$210,00012$153,0005$36,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$143,18990$121,867828$162,52990$45,4562$667,50048$156,95831$82,323
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$120,25066$131,288634$169,26234$87,1761$120,00036$144,8615$124,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$118,7506$137,000130$150,1317$51,4290$06$116,5004$50,250
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED126$157,183134$181,5075$162,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$174,41247$184,1700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$121,81816$185,3751$123,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$104,6677$140,8570$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$138,1432$167,5000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Stearns County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,10877.1 years
Mary92082.3 years
Joseph60778.2 years
Anna53685.7 years
William51775.7 years
George44877.8 years
Robert43069.4 years
Helen41580.5 years
Margaret38981.4 years
Frank38479.1 years
Most common last names in Stearns County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson51477.9 years
Anderson34379.2 years
Nelson26278.8 years
Olson23578.4 years
Peterson18778.6 years
Meyer14778.1 years
Miller12978.2 years
Larson12777.8 years
Smith12777.9 years
Schmidt10780.4 years
Businesses in Stearns County, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture5
Ace Hardware4LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Macy's1
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AmericInn3Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters2McDonald's8
Applebee's1Menards1
Arby's3Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone1New Balance6
Barnes & Noble1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western2Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Country Buffet1
Burger King4Old Navy1
Caribou Coffee3Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet4Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Payless2
Chipotle1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves3Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen8Plato's Closet1
Days Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Deb1Quality1
Discount Tire1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack3
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes2
Express1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx19Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel4
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks2
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford3Subway22
GNC2Super 83
GameStop2T-Mobile4
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block7Taco Bell2
Hardee's3Target2
Hilton1The Limited1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value4
IHOP1U-Haul6
J. Jill1UPS21
JCPenney1Vans3
Jones New York4Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens4
Kincaid1Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's3
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy3YMCA1

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