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. 2013 cost of living index in Wilkin County: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.2%), Educational, health and social services (31.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 60%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Wilkin County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
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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Wilkin County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wilkin County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,237 ($38,093 in 1999)

This county:

$51237
Minnesota:

$60702

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $393 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $602)
This county:

$393
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,846 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Wilkin:

$102,846
Minnesota:

$180,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,932 - $162,716
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,020
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

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:

  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $195,200

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,071 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $872 (1.0%)

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 2013: 9.2%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.3% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
Wilkin County:

9.0%
Minnesota:

11.2%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 10 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

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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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 2

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wilkin County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,69110
Catholic1,5032
Evangelical Protestant6766
Other11
None1,705-
Wilkin 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 convenience stores (with gas): 3
Wilkin County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wilkin County:

7.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Wilkin County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 6767164.1 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 slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% 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 Wilkin 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 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 204.0 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
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 697.6 miles away from Wilkin County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.2 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 Wilkin County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 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 (%):

  • Mexico (20%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Korea (14%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (12%)
  • Other Northern Europe (10%)
  • Poland (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)

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

  • German (42%)
  • Norwegian (29%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Danish (2%)

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:

  • 116 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

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

  • 117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,050.

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.47% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($14,283 average AGI)
3.22% relocated from other states ($22,868 average AGI)
Wilkin County:

3.22%
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 Richland County, ND  1.57% ($42,452 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.67% ($26,222)
from Cass County, ND  0.41% ($31,091)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.46% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($15,361 average AGI)
3.83% relocated to other states ($19,751 average AGI)
Wilkin County:

3.83%
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 Richland County, ND  1.49% ($35,400 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.82% ($51,500)
to Cass County, ND  0.82% ($31,682)
to Clay County, MN  0.56% ($31,533)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 12.2

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.

1,621 married couples with children.
267 single-parent households (79 men, 188 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 21
  • 2000 to 2004: 242
  • 1990 to 1999: 341
  • 1980 to 1989: 212
  • 1970 to 1979: 399
  • 1960 to 1969: 277
  • 1950 to 1959: 479
  • 1940 to 1949: 264
  • 1939 or earlier: 830
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Wilkin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $564,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $77,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,786,000
    General - Other: $1,599,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,523,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,631,000
    Police Protection: $768,000
    Financial Administration: $760,000
    Health - Other: $647,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $319,000
    Solid Waste Management: $290,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $265,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $172,000
    General Public Buildings: $143,000
    Correctional Institutions: $94,000
    General - Other: $45,000
    Libraries: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $67,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,153,000

Wilkin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $859,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $319,000
    Highways: $247,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $448,000
    Interest Earnings: $227,000
    Special Assessments: $210,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,200,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,114,000
    Public Welfare: $824,000
    All Other: $310,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,341,000
    Other License: $10,000

Wilkin County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,750,000

Wilkin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,928,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Wilkin County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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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