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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. 2012 cost of living index in Stevens County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (35.5%), Retail trade (10.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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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 2009: $43,994 ($37,267 in 1999)
This county:

$43994
Minnesota:

$55616

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $271, upper quartile is $554)
This county:

$423
State:

$683


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $108,526 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Stevens County:

$108,526
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,311 - $179,868

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $182,096
Here:

$182,096
State:

$247,637

Townhouses or other attached units: $201,499
Here:

$201,499
State:

$193,158

In 2-unit structures: $169,943
Here:

$169,943
State:

$233,138

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $24,937
Here:

$24,937
State:

$214,201

Mobile homes: $122,233
Here:

$122,233
State:

$34,666
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,384
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $294

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):


Stevens County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,051 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,066 (1.0%)


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 2009: 14.6%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 44.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 33 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 20 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

13.6%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.9%
Whole state:

3.2%

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
Local government website: www.co.stevens.mn.us

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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 .

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


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:

56.9% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.72%
Here76.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,713
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents3,155 (40.9%)1,979 (25.7%)535 (6.9%)373 (4.8%)299 (3.9%)
Congregations7 (28.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)2 (8.0%)2 (8.0%)
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents294 (3.8%)269 (3.5%)251 (3.3%)231 (3.0%)327 (4.2%)
Congregations1 (4.0%)1 (4.0%)3 (12.0%)2 (8.0%)4 (16.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Stevens County - Morris, Hancock, Chokio, Donnelly, Alberta

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Stevens County:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Stevens County:

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 slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 1.3 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Stevens County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above 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 6.8 miles away from the 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 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 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from Stevens County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $54,124.

5.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Minnesota average:

7.79%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.59% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($20,660 average AGI)
2.08% relocated from other states ($11,436 average AGI)
Stevens County:

2.08%
Minnesota average:

2.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pope County, MN  0.48% ($40,125 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Minnesota average:

7.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($19,446 average AGI)
2.17% relocated to other states ($11,935 average AGI)
Stevens County:

2.17%
Minnesota average:

2.37%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.74% ($22,160 average AGI)
to Douglas County, MN  0.48% ($41,000)
to Pope County, MN  0.48% ($26,750)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.30% ($23,200)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Stevens County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Stevens County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Stevens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Stevens County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Stevens County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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 Hardware1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1True Value2
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS2
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