Stevens County, Minnesota (MN)

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County population in 2012: 9,663 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 10,053 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,464
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,157
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,632
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,105 (it was 1,119 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

27%

Land area: 562 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Stevens County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (32.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Stevens County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 4,799  (50.1%)
Females: 4,927  (49.9%)
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Stevens County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Stevens County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,990 ($37,267 in 1999)

This county:

$54990
Minnesota:

$60702

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $641)
This county:

$504
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,207 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Stevens:

$122,207
Minnesota:

$180,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,908 - $197,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $439

Institutionalized population: 86

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


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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $262,400

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,349 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,347 (1.2%)

Stevens County household income distribution in 2009 Stevens County home values distribution Stevens County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.7% for Black residents, 38.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.4% for American Indian residents, 21.5% for other race residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
Stevens County:

15.1%
Minnesota:

11.2%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents, 35.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.7% for American Indian residents, 21.9% for other race residents, 35.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stevens County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $606 a month.

Cities in this county include: Morris, Hancock, Chokio, Donnelly, Alberta.

Stevens 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 Stevens County: Pomme de Terre Country Club (A), Pomme De Terre Golf Club (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stevens County include: Apostolic Church (A), Saint Mary's Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Emmanuel Church (D), Scandia Church (E), Reque Church (F), Kongsvinger Church (G), Aeneas Church (H), Pepperton Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Apostolic Christian Cemetery (1), Pepperton Methodist Cemetery (2), Frog Lake Cemetery (3), Kirkegaarden Cemetery (4), Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery (5), Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery (6), Aeneas Lutheran Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Baker Lake (A), Barrett Lake (B), Wintermute Lake (C), Swan Lake (D), Spooner Slough (E), Solvie Slough (F), Silver Lake (G), Sherstad Slough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Muddy Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Stevens County include: Everglade State Wildlife Management Area (1), Hornings Pit State Wildlife Management Ar (2), Klason State Wildlife Management Area (3), Kline State Wildlife Management Area (4), Mathison State Wildlife Management Area (5), Muddy Creek State Wildlife Management Area (6), Reimers State Wildlife Management Area (7), Robertson State Wildlife Management Area (8), Selk State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Big Stone County , Douglas County , Grant County , Pope County , Swift County , Traverse County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,713
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 171 (33% naturalized citizens)

Stevens County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 78
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 23
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 44

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.9%

Stevens County marital status for males Stevens County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Stevens County with a mortgage: 1,076 (60 second mortgage, 81 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 814

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Stevens County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,66610
Evangelical Protestant1,82311
Catholic1,5462
Other1-
None2,690-
Stevens 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: 4
Stevens County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Stevens County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Stevens County:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Stevens County:

27.2%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.5%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Stevens County:

Average size of farms: 563 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $216,203
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $243.66
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $172,175
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $123,018
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.64%
Corn for grain: 112116 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23406 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 116631 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Stevens County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 8138511.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Stevens County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% 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 6.8 miles away from Stevens County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 16.4 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 192.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 719.2 miles away from Stevens County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Stevens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • India (11%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Venezuela (6%)
  • Nigeria (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)

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

  • German (45%)
  • Norwegian (21%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • English (3%)

Stevens County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,530 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 466 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 88 (2%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (1%)
  • Walked: 584 (11%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 401 (8%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 764 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 105 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 730 people in college/university student housing
  • 82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,420.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.63% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($18,224 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($17,311 average AGI)
Stevens County:

2.02%
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 Douglas County, MN  0.35% ($30,167 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.29% ($31,700)


6.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.33% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($21,309 average AGI)
2.31% relocated to other states ($10,730 average AGI)
Stevens County:

2.31%
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% ($25,316 average AGI)
to Pope County, MN  0.46% ($28,500)
to Douglas County, MN  0.40% ($64,286)
to Swift County, MN  0.31% ($29,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Stevens County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Stevens County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stevens County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,780 (1,638 aged, 142 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.07
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12652.24
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 251.640
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25314.54

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 926.110
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 580.090
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39.46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81.42

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.18

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,834

Size of family households: 1,198 2-persons, 386 3-persons, 410 4-persons, 193 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,102 1-person, 211 2-persons, 59 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

1,831 married couples with children.
257 single-parent households (74 men, 183 women).

95.3% of residents of Stevens County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $69,336,000 ($6979 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,011,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,295,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,707,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,370,000
Federal grants: $13,765,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,855,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,344,000 ($615,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $13,011,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,927,000
Federal Government insurance: $57,688,000

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

Births: 543
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 449
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +75
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -384
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Stevens County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.88 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 21
  • 2000 to 2004: 391
  • 1990 to 1999: 367
  • 1980 to 1989: 424
  • 1970 to 1979: 653
  • 1960 to 1969: 547
  • 1950 to 1959: 425
  • 1940 to 1949: 359
  • 1939 or earlier: 976
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stevens County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 145
  • 5 rooms: 454
  • 6 rooms: 510
  • 7 rooms: 468
  • 8 rooms: 426
  • 9+ rooms: 591
  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 152
  • 3 rooms: 274
  • 4 rooms: 284
  • 5 rooms: 136
  • 6 rooms: 104
  • 7 rooms: 69
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stevens County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 419
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,069
  • 4 bedrooms: 850
  • 5+ bedrooms: 237
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 367
  • 2 bedrooms: 372
  • 3 bedrooms: 200
  • 4 bedrooms: 97
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
Cars and other vehicles available in Stevens County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 101
  • 1 vehicle: 620
  • 2 vehicles: 1,279
  • 3 vehicles: 459
  • 4 vehicles: 125
  • 5+ vehicles: 48
  • no vehicle: 217
  • 1 vehicle: 512
  • 2 vehicles: 213
  • 3 vehicles: 122
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

54% of Stevens County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Minnesota.

Stevens County:

53.6%
State average:

58.1%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stevens County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.7%)
  • Electricity (12.0%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (53.1%)
  • Electricity (26.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 73
Here:

8.0%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

2.3%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

1.4%
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)

Stevens County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,586,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $1,875,000
    Regular Highways: $1,853,000
    Health Services - Other: $675,000
    Police Protection: $611,000
    Financial Administration: $502,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $439,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $399,000
    General - Other: $284,000
    Central Staff Services: $283,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $282,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $178,000
    General Public Buildings: $175,000
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000
    Parks & Recreation: $78,000
    Corrections - Other: $58,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $340,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $225,000
    Health - Other: $116,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,109,000

Stevens County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $374,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $296,000
    All Other: $136,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $514,000
    Interest Earnings: $443,000
    Special Assessments: $193,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,223,000
    Public Welfare: $1,254,000
    General Support: $1,030,000
    All Other: $475,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,825,000
    NEC: $9,000

Stevens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,313,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Stevens County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Stevens County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Stevens County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7979.8 years
Mary5283.5 years
William4979.6 years
Henry4182.6 years
George3977.2 years
Walter3375.8 years
Robert3377.4 years
Anna3287.7 years
Clara3287.2 years
Harold3177.8 years
Most common last names in Stevens County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson5680.7 years
Johnson4180.0 years
Olson3581.7 years
Smith2780.9 years
Larson2575.7 years
Nelson2578.1 years
Peterson2578.9 years
Erickson2077.7 years
Carlson1978.1 years
Jacobson1781.2 years
Businesses in Stevens County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value2
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS2

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