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Wilkin County, Minnesota (MN)


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County population in 2012: 6,585 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 7,138 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,266
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 870
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,218
Renter-occupied apartments: 554 (it was 534 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

27%

Land area: 751 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wilkin County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.4%), Manufacturing (15.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.5%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wilkin County, Minnesota:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 3,335  (53.0%)
Females: 3,241  (47.0%)

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Average household size:
Wilkin County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,969 ($38,093 in 1999)
This county:

$44969
Minnesota:

$55616

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $350 (lower quartile is $268, upper quartile is $456)
This county:

$350
State:

$683


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,682 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Wilkin County:

$94,682
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,418 - $154,340

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,608
Here:

$152,608
State:

$247,637

Townhouses or other attached units: $281,531
Here:

$281,531
State:

$193,158

In 2-unit structures: $113,845
Here:

$113,845
State:

$233,138

Mobile homes: $48,628
Here:

$48,628
State:

$34,666
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,249
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $291

Institutionalized population: 138

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $758 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $628 (0.8%)


Wilkin County household income distribution in 2009 Wilkin County home values distribution


Wilkin County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.1%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 60.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 80.0% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 15 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

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

8.1%
Whole state:

7.9%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

3.2%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilkin County is $397 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $643 a month.

Cities in this county include: Breckenridge, Rothsay, Campbell, Foxhome, Wolverton, Kent, Nashua, Doran, Tenney.

Wilkin 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.wilkin.mn.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wilkin County: Tenney (A), Campbell (B), Everdell (C), Lawndale (D), Braton School (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilkin County include: Christ Church (A), Deerhorn Church (B), First Lutheran Church (C), Vukka Lutheran Church (D), Meadows Church (E), Sticklestad Church (F), Vukku Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wolverton Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (3), Christ Lutheran Cemetery (4), Deerhorn Cemetery (5), Saint Josephs Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Breckenridge Lake (A), Lawndale Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Deerhorn Creek (A), Whisky Creek (B), Rabbit River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wilkin County include: Manston State Wildlife Management Area (1), Fort Abercrombie Historical Marker (2), Sunnyside Township State Game Refuge (3), Atherton State Wildlife Management Area (4), Rothsay State Wildlife Management Area (5), Akron State Wildlife Management Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clay County , Grant County , Richland County, North Dakota , Otter Tail County , Traverse County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 175
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 49 (37% naturalized citizens)

Wilkin County:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.9%

Wilkin County marital status for males
Wilkin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wilkin County with a mortgage: 865 (107 second mortgage, 86 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 698

Here:

55.3% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.57%
Here72.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,180
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2,162 (41.7%)1,536 (29.7%)621 (12.0%)402 (7.8%)459 (8.9%)
Congregations5 (27.8%)2 (11.1%)3 (16.7%)2 (11.1%)6 (33.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Wilkin County - Breckenridge, Rothsay, Campbell, Foxhome, Wolverton

Food Environment Statistics:




Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Wilkin County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

3.0%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Wilkin County:

Average size of farms: 1025 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $256,605
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $256.48
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $186,415
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $187,060
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.47%
Corn for grain: 39248 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 138356 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 140627 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Wilkin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/15/1950, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilkin County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 93% 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 49.9 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 45.8 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 41.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Wilkin County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 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 (22%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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




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





Wilkin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,631 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 316 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 138 (4%)
  • Other means: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 281 (8%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $46,720.

5.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Minnesota average:

7.79%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.51% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($12,564 average AGI)
3.33% relocated from other states ($20,878 average AGI)
Wilkin County:

3.33%
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 Richland County, ND  1.91% ($36,549 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  1.27% ($29,941)
from Cass County, ND  0.60% ($44,625)


8.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($72,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
Minnesota average:

7.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.69% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($49,403 average AGI)
4.38% relocated to other states ($23,005 average AGI)
Wilkin County:

4.38%
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 Otter Tail County, MN  1.46% ($220,625 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  1.24% ($28,059)
to Richland County, ND  1.21% ($75,303)
to Clay County, MN  0.58% ($28,625)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Wilkin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Wilkin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wilkin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,273 (1,135 aged, 138 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.74
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23216.39
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 2137.380
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 67954.01

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1279.040
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1176.120
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 44.1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 29.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,424

Size of family households: 915 2-persons, 355 3-persons, 294 4-persons, 156 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 769 1-person, 93 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

95.4% of residents of Wilkin County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $50,793,000 ($7487 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,653,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $16,215,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,952,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,904,000
Federal grants: $8,980,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,880,000 ($4,417,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,861,000 ($15,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,026,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,314,000
Federal Government insurance: $89,793,000

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

Births: 413
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 386
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -357
Here -52 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wilkin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.7

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Wilkin County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 144
  • 5 rooms: 508
  • 6 rooms: 371
  • 7 rooms: 365
  • 8 rooms: 394
  • 9+ rooms: 380
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 131
  • 5 rooms: 55
  • 6 rooms: 72
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wilkin County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 55
  • 2 bedrooms: 386
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,019
  • 4 bedrooms: 604
  • 5+ bedrooms: 154
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 183
  • 2 bedrooms: 204
  • 3 bedrooms: 79
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkin County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 63
  • 1 vehicle: 540
  • 2 vehicles: 963
  • 3 vehicles: 497
  • 4 vehicles: 115
  • 5+ vehicles: 40
  • no vehicle: 126
  • 1 vehicle: 248
  • 2 vehicles: 126
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

64% of Wilkin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Minnesota.

Wilkin County:

64.2%
State average:

58.1%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wilkin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (34.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.9%)
  • Electricity (13.4%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Utility gas (44.6%)
  • Electricity (26.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • No fuel used (3.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 141
Here:

15.2%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

2.1%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

14.3%
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

Wilkin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Wilkin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Wilkin County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Wilkin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Wilkin County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wilkin County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Wilkin County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5679.3 years
Mary3981.2 years
Anna3683.4 years
William3680.7 years
Robert3065.5 years
Clara2985.8 years
Helen2785.4 years
George2677.4 years
Arthur2581.9 years
Charles2580.4 years
Most common last names in Wilkin County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4581.8 years
Anderson3777.5 years
Nelson2476.7 years
Larson2282.9 years
Olson1779.5 years
Hanson1581.8 years
Conzemius1178.2 years
Hansen1181.4 years
Meyer1076.9 years
Nordick1080.1 years
Businesses in Wilkin County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1
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