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Steele County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 37,383 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 33,680 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,932
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,203
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,304
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,195 (it was 2,542 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

27%

Land area: 430 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 87 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Steele County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.1%), Educational, health and social services (17.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Steele County, MN (2017)
    • 32,18995.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,8338.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2233.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4461.3%Two or more races
    • 3751.1%Asian alone
    • 490.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 50.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 18,543  (49.6%)
Females: 18,840  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Steele County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,896 ($46,106 in 1999)
This county:

$62,896
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $691 (lower quartile is $535, upper quartile is $892)
This county:

$691
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $196,119 (it was $103,400 in 2000)
Steele:

$196,119
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $148,655 - $266,387

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $197,875
Here:

$197,875
State:

$276,132

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,663
Here:

$191,663
State:

$212,789

In 2-unit structures: $125,316
Here:

$125,316
State:

$232,954

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,738
Here:

$141,738
State:

$204,896

Mobile homes: $28,604
Here:

$28,604
State:

$67,892

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,323
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $466

Institutionalized population: 376

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 125
  • Auto thefts: 18

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 99
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 142 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1998: 181 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 1999: 183 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 173 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2001: 188 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2002: 232 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2003: 254 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2004: 241 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2005: 195 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2006: 204 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2007: 111 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2008: 81 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2010: 41 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $255,100
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $250,800
  • 2016: 65 buildings, average cost: $246,200
  • 2017: 65 buildings, average cost: $242,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Steele, MN residents
Average permit cost in Steele, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,945 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,980 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Steele, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Steele, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Steele, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
Steele County:

8.3%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.5% for Black residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.4% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.6 years old
(Males: 38.7 years old, Females: 40.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.0 years old, Black residents: 20.5 years old, American Indian residents: 16.7 years old, Asian residents: 23.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.1 years old, Other race residents: 26.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Steele County is $474 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $599 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $754 a month.

Cities in this county include: Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Medford, Ellendale.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Steele County: Kieslers Campground (A), Otisco (B), Lakeside Country Club (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Steele County include: Blooming Grove Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), Saint Jarlath Church (C), Vista Lutheran Church (D), Vista Evangelical Covenant Church (E), Saint Pauls Church (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), North Waseca Church (H), Le Sueur River Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alma City Cemetery (1), Otisco-Lemond Cemetery (2), Woodville Cemetery (3), Zoars Cemetery (4), Calvary Cemetery (5), Cedar Hill Cemetery (6), Radloff Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Toners Lake (A), Silver Lake (B), Sibert Lake (C), Saint Olaf Lake (D), Rice Lake (E), Reese Lake (F), Reeds Lake (G), Lily Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Silver Creek (A), Iosco Creek (B), Boot Creek (C), Little Le Sueur River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Steele County include: Mueller State Wildlife Management Area (1), Saint Olaf Lake Park (2), Teal State Wildlife Management Area (3), Waseca State Wildlife Management Area (4), Moonan State Wildlife Management Area (5), Findley State Wildlife Management Area (6), Memorial Park (7), Sportsmans Park (8), Lakeview Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Brookings County, South Dakota , Fillmore County , Kingsbury County, South Dakota , Mower County , Murray County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 1,184
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,435 (63.4% naturalized citizens)

Steele County:

3.8%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1712010 or later
  • 4582000 to 2009
  • 4301990 to 1999
  • 2281980 to 1989
  • 481970 to 1979
  • 125Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.1%

Steele County marital status for males Steele County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,805
  • One, attached: 745
  • Two: 493
  • 3 or 4: 283
  • 5 to 9: 230
  • 10 to 19: 636
  • 20 to 49: 610
  • 50 or more: 369
  • Mobile homes: 543

Housing units in Steele County with a mortgage: 7,094 (213 second mortgage, 784 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,982

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Steele County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant12,19419
Catholic9,2257
Evangelical Protestant4,29821
Other6204
None10,239-
Steele County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Steele County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Steele County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Steele County:

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Steele County:

27.3%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Steele County:

Average size of farms: 314 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $142,327
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $336.13
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $127,921
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,419
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 31.62%
Corn for grain: 113639 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 550 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 96627 harvested acres
Vegetables: 14,394 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Steele County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 1712009.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 47 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/30/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Steele County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% 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 179.0 miles away from Steele County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.9 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 307.7 miles away from the 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 298.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 282.2 miles away from Steele County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 474.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4290: November 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4290, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1941: October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1941, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2010 to June 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1921: July 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1921, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1717: August 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 1717, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1569: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1569, 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 14, 1996 to June 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1116: June 01, 1996, FEMA Id: 1116, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-993: June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: 993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Steele County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Steele

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,222 (85.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,631 (7.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 119 (0.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 220 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 291 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 773 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (34%)
  • Somalia (15%)
  • Kenya (9%)
  • Cambodia (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Steele County


  • German (31%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Czech (4%)
  • Somali (4%)
  • European (3%)

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

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

  • 270 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 89 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 258 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 177 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,403.

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.94% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($30,321 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($11,440 average AGI)
Steele County:

1.51%
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 Rice County, MN  0.72% ($39,782 average AGI)
from Waseca County, MN  0.38% ($38,190)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.32% ($41,286)
from Freeborn County, MN  0.31% ($44,298)
from Olmsted County, MN  0.31% ($40,213)
from Dodge County, MN  0.29% ($49,386)
from Mower County, MN  0.22% ($48,147)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.35% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($33,347 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($11,580 average AGI)
Steele County:

1.37%
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 Rice County, MN  0.67% ($41,806 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($42,729)
to Waseca County, MN  0.38% ($35,780)
to Dakota County, MN  0.31% ($44,729)
to Olmsted County, MN  0.31% ($51,667)
to Freeborn County, MN  0.29% ($48,773)
to Dodge County, MN  0.28% ($44,302)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Steele County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Steele County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Steele County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Steele County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Steele County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Steele County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Steele County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Steele County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Steele County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,401 (4,811 aged, 590 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 450 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Steele County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (324)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (251)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (250)
  • Unspecified dementia (194)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (167)
  • Congestive heart failure (165)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (150)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (147)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (80)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (78)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,470
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 137
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,423

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 750
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Household type by relationship:

Households: 37,383
  • In family households: 31,067 (5,492 male householders, 4,231 female householders)
    8,000 spouses, 11,329 children (10,631 natural, 189 adopted, 493 stepchildren), 606 grandchildren, 123 brothers or sisters, 126 parents, 222 other relatives, 844 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,750 (2,286 male householders (1,856 living alone)), 2,498 female householders (2,245 living alone)), 948 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 564

Size of family households: 4,819 2-persons, 1,683 3-persons, 1,941 4-persons, 738 5-persons, 411 6-persons, 154 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,102 1-person, 555 2-persons, 74 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

6,614 married couples with children.
1,957 single-parent households (542 men, 1,415 women).

91.6% of residents of Steele speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,453,000 ($3,909 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,765,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,450,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,525,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,644,000
Federal grants: $20,800,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,895,000 ($4,160,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,139,000 ($224,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,258,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,388,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,977,000

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

Births: 2,632
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,513
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +482
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +518
Here +14 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Steele County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.62 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Steele County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Steele County, Minnesota
  • 1022014 or later
  • 2612010 to 2013
  • 2,2512000 to 2009
  • 1,8221990 to 1999
  • 1,2821980 to 1989
  • 2,4801970 to 1979
  • 1,6521960 to 1969
  • 1,9781950 to 1959
  • 5851940 to 1949
  • 3,0651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Steele County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Steele County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Steele County, Minnesota
  • 41 room
  • 562 rooms
  • 933 rooms
  • 7284 rooms
  • 1,6285 rooms
  • 1,9456 rooms
  • 1,6147 rooms
  • 1,8798 rooms
  • 3,1279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Steele County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Steele County, Minnesota
  • 1731 room
  • 2252 rooms
  • 7213 rooms
  • 8714 rooms
  • 7625 rooms
  • 3366 rooms
  • 1277 rooms
  • 1338 rooms
  • 1109+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Steele County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Steele County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Steele County, Minnesota
  • 7no bedroom
  • 2321 bedroom
  • 1,7472 bedrooms
  • 5,0673 bedrooms
  • 3,0004 bedrooms
  • 1,0285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Steele County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Steele County, Minnesota
  • 169no bedroom
  • 9931 bedroom
  • 1,2682 bedrooms
  • 8393 bedrooms
  • 1444 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Steele County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Steele County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Steele County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 137no vehicle
  • 2,3831 vehicle
  • 5,2532 vehicles
  • 2,2193 vehicles
  • 7674 vehicles
  • 3235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Steele County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Steele County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 768no vehicle
  • 1,5361 vehicle
  • 8882 vehicles
  • 2153 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

86.8% of Steele County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Minnesota.

Steele County:

86.8%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 28,453
  • Other state: 6,940
  • Northeast: 271
  • Midwest: 4,541
  • South: 1,330
  • West: 804
Year householders moved into unit in Steele County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Steele County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.7%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.2%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 406
Here:

8.9%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

2.3%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 184
Here:

13.8%
Minnesota:

22.1%

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

Steele County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,645,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $181,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,991,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,136,000
    General - Other: $1,450,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $6,648,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,434,000
    Regular Highways: $4,211,000
    Police Protection: $2,714,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,141,000
    Health - Other: $2,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,988,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,779,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,042,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,038,000
    General - Other: $965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $838,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $837,000
    Transit Utilities: $487,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,132,000
    Highways: $933,000
    Other: $572,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $965,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $109,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,850,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,695,000
    Interest Earnings: $712,000
    Special Assessments: $267,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $138,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $709,000
    Central Staff Services: $507,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,547,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,047,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,254,000
    Public Welfare: $3,064,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,810,000
    Other: $1,718,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,732,000
    Other License: $118,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,431,000

Steele County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,645,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $181,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,991,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,136,000
    General - Other: $1,450,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $6,648,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,434,000
    Regular Highways: $4,211,000
    Police Protection: $2,714,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,141,000
    Health - Other: $2,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,988,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,779,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,042,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,038,000
    General - Other: $965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $838,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $837,000
    Transit Utilities: $487,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,132,000
    Highways: $933,000
    Other: $572,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $965,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $109,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,850,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,695,000
    Interest Earnings: $712,000
    Special Assessments: $267,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $138,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $709,000
    Central Staff Services: $507,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,547,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,047,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,254,000
    Public Welfare: $3,064,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,810,000
    Other: $1,718,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,732,000
    Other License: $118,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,431,000

Steele County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,645,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $181,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,991,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,136,000
    General - Other: $1,450,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $6,648,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,434,000
    Regular Highways: $4,211,000
    Police Protection: $2,714,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,141,000
    Health - Other: $2,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,988,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,779,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,042,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,038,000
    General - Other: $965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $838,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $837,000
    Transit Utilities: $487,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,132,000
    Highways: $933,000
    Other: $572,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $965,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $109,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,850,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,695,000
    Interest Earnings: $712,000
    Special Assessments: $267,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $138,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $709,000
    Central Staff Services: $507,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,547,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,047,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,254,000
    Public Welfare: $3,064,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,810,000
    Other: $1,718,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,732,000
    Other License: $118,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,431,000

Steele County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,645,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $181,000
  • Charges - Other: $3,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,991,000
    Parks and Recreation: $415,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,136,000
    General - Other: $1,450,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $6,648,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,434,000
    Regular Highways: $4,211,000
    Police Protection: $2,714,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,141,000
    Health - Other: $2,092,000
    Financial Administration: $1,997,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,988,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,779,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,042,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,038,000
    General - Other: $965,000
    Parks and Recreation: $838,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $837,000
    Transit Utilities: $487,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,132,000
    Highways: $933,000
    Other: $572,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $965,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $109,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,850,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,695,000
    Interest Earnings: $712,000
    Special Assessments: $267,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $138,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $709,000
    Central Staff Services: $507,000
    Regular Highways: $402,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Police Protection: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,547,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,047,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,254,000
    Public Welfare: $3,064,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,810,000
    Other: $1,718,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,732,000
    Other License: $118,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,431,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 360
  • Number of aged recipients: 40
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 320
  • Number of recipients under 18: 70
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 231
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 59
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 123
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 155
Most common first names in Steele County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17777.7 years
Mary16383.1 years
William15879.0 years
Robert12173.1 years
George10379.8 years
Helen10280.4 years
Frank9980.5 years
Joseph9679.9 years
Edward9478.3 years
Anna9385.7 years
Most common last names in Steele County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson15779.6 years
Anderson12678.2 years
Nelson10379.9 years
Peterson8680.1 years
Hanson7280.2 years
Miller7179.6 years
Jensen6378.9 years
Olson5978.0 years
Wanous3978.0 years
Smith3978.5 years
Businesses in Steele County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Microtel1
Burger King1New Balance2
Caribou Coffee1Nike4
Chevrolet1OfficeMax1
Comfort Inn1Old Navy1
Curves1Pac Sun1
Dairy Queen2Payless1
Domino's Pizza1Penske1
DressBarn1Quiznos1
Dressbarn1RadioShack1
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx4Slumberland1
Ford2Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway2
Gap1Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
IZOD1U-Haul2
Justice1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1