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Goodhue County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 46,879 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 44,127 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,839
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,640
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,401
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,251 (it was 3,582 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

27%

Land area: 758 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Goodhue County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Goodhue County, MN (2019)
    • 42,66196.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6223.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8612.0%Two or more races
    • 6261.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4070.9%Asian alone
    • 3690.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 30.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 23,251  (49.6%)
Females: 23,628  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Goodhue County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,879 ($46,972 in 1999)
This county:

$69,879
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $768 (lower quartile is $538, upper quartile is $990)
This county:

$768
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $224,884 (it was $119,300 in 2000)
Goodhue:

$224,884
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,310 - $319,205

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $288,895
Here:

$288,895
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $210,807
Here:

$210,807
State:

$232,732

In 2-unit structures: $120,602
Here:

$120,602
State:

$259,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,841
Here:

$153,841
State:

$233,861

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,467
Here:

$178,467
State:

$225,601

Mobile homes: $73,041
Here:

$73,041
State:

$67,064

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,497
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $549

Institutionalized population: 730

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 74
  • Thefts: 171
  • Auto thefts: 27

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 140
  • Auto thefts: 28
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 163 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 1998: 200 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 1999: 175 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2000: 238 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2001: 308 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 314 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2003: 379 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2004: 365 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2005: 284 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2006: 204 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2007: 144 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2008: 87 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2011: 39 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2012: 53 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2013: 56 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2014: 64 buildings, average cost: $239,500
  • 2015: 72 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2016: 86 buildings, average cost: $239,900
  • 2017: 93 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2018: 100 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2019: 89 buildings, average cost: $237,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Goodhue, MN residents
Average permit cost in Goodhue, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,383 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,435 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Goodhue, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Goodhue, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Goodhue, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.7%
Goodhue County:

8.7%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.6% for Black residents, 5.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for American Indian residents, 0.6% for other race residents, 40.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.6 years old
(Males: 41.4 years old, Females: 44.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 23.7 years old, American Indian residents: 41.7 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 32.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Goodhue County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $789 a month.

Cities in this county include: Red Wing, Cannon Falls, Zumbrota, Pine Island, Kenyon, Wanamingo, Goodhue, Frontenac, Bellechester, Dennison.

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

2018 air pollution in Goodhue County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Goodhue County: University of Minnesota Experimental Station (A), Tracy Country Club (B), School Number 53 (C), School Number 6 West (D), Gilland Feedlot (E), Waidelich Farms (F), Tauer Farm (G), Ramey Farm (H), Schiller Turkey Farm (I), Oakleigh Farms (J), Cedar Rock Farms (K), Delhi Farms (L), Werner Farms (M), G and M Farms (N), Bernard Farms (O), Goblirsch Dairy (P), Bellig Farm (Q), Kramer Farm (R), Holmberg Orchard (S), Redwood County Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Goodhue County include: Whipple Mission (A), Bethany Church (B), Brookville Church (C), Faith Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Rock Dell Church (F), New Avon Church (G), Sundown Church (H), Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Our Savior Cemetery (1), Belview Cemetery (2), Bethany Cemetery (3), Bethlehem Cemetery (4), Dannebod Cemetery (5), Crestlawn Memorial Garden (6), Lamberton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Tiger Lake (A), Sulphur Lake (B), Lake Redwood (C), Nordeen Slough (D), Long Lake (E), Joe Slough (F), Iverson Lake (G), Gold Mine Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Pell Creek (A), Dutch Charley Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Meadow Creek (D), Crow Creek (E), Plum Creek (F), Camp Pope Creek (G), Highwater Creek (H), Boiling Spring Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Goodhue County include: Gales State Wildlife Management Area (1), Kuhar Park (2), Lamberton State Wildlife Management Area (3), Luescher-Barnum State Wildlife Management A (4), Mammenga State Wildlife Management Area (5), Paul State Wildlife Management Area (6), Rohlik State Wildlife Management Area (7), Waterbury State Wildlife Management Area (8), Westline State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buffalo County, South Dakota , Deuel County, South Dakota , Gem County, Idaho , Hand County, South Dakota , Lincoln County , Waseca County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 1,302
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,311 (44.4% naturalized citizens)

Goodhue County:

2.8%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2032010 or later
  • 5162000 to 2009
  • 2511990 to 1999
  • 1021980 to 1989
  • 251970 to 1979
  • 145Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

Goodhue County marital status for males Goodhue County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,872
  • One, attached: 1,133
  • Two: 598
  • 3 or 4: 647
  • 5 to 9: 323
  • 10 to 19: 702
  • 20 to 49: 998
  • 50 or more: 621
  • Mobile homes: 975
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Goodhue County with a mortgage: 9,375 (337 second mortgage, 860 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,602

Here:

64.3% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Goodhue County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,32036
Evangelical Protestant5,90140
Catholic5,8058
Other4893
None15,668-
Goodhue 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: 12
Goodhue County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Goodhue County:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Goodhue County:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Goodhue County:

28.0%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Goodhue County:

Average size of farms: 229 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $93,515
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $229.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.60%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,900
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $87,231
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.72
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.40%
Corn for grain: 125258 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 674 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 93965 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8,405 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 106 acres

Tornado activity:

Goodhue County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 3091680.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/4/1958, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Goodhue County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 57% greater 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 185.0 miles away from Goodhue County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.1 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 332.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 280.5 miles away from the 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 481.8 miles away from Goodhue 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 224.5 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4531, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4442, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2012 to June 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4069: July 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4069, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3310: March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 3310, Natural disaster type: 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, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 09, 2002 to June 28, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1419: June 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1419, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1225: June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: 1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Goodhue County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Goodhue

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,719 (80.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,889 (8.1%)
  • Bus: 203 (0.9%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 201 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 831 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,442 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Ecuador (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Goodhue County


  • German (31%)
  • Norwegian (17%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (2%)

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

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

  • 667 people in nursing homes
  • 181 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 137 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 51 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 29 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

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

  • 556 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 104 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 102 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 45 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,396.

6.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.48% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($37,017 average AGI)
1.94% relocated from other states ($14,839 average AGI)
Goodhue County:

1.94%
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 Dakota County, MN  0.98% ($56,469 average AGI)
from Olmsted County, MN  0.80% ($54,682)
from Wabasha County, MN  0.52% ($50,804)
from Pierce County, WI  0.34% ($40,209)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.33% ($46,781)
from Rice County, MN  0.27% ($54,377)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.26% ($54,882)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.28% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($35,678 average AGI)
1.98% relocated to other states ($15,679 average AGI)
Goodhue County:

1.98%
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 Dakota County, MN  0.97% ($56,534 average AGI)
to Olmsted County, MN  0.82% ($49,219)
to Wabasha County, MN  0.43% ($41,318)
to Pierce County, WI  0.43% ($45,612)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($53,383)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.29% ($60,411)
to Rice County, MN  0.26% ($44,060)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Goodhue County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Goodhue County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Goodhue County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Goodhue County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Goodhue County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Goodhue County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Goodhue County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Goodhue County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Goodhue County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,609 (6,794 aged, 815 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 474 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Goodhue County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Unspecified dementia (628)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (580)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (480)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (425)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (305)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (287)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (244)
  • Congestive heart failure (205)
  • Unspecified fall (173)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (119)

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: 6.59
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,113
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 582
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,728

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,233
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 987
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,879
  • Male householders: 10,172 (2,664 living alone), Female householders: 9,608 (3,001 living alone)
  • 10,190 spouses (10,169 opposite-sex spouses), 1,340 unmarried partners, (1,306 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 12,319 children (11,585 natural, 225 adopted, 511 stepchildren), 817 grandchildren, 138 brothers or sisters, 226 parents, 1 foster children, 235 other relatives, 801 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 994

Size of family households: 6,344 2-persons, 2,428 3-persons, 2,320 4-persons, 1,156 5-persons, 322 6-persons, 233 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,666 1-person, 1,111 2-persons, 156 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

6,902 married couples with children.
2,449 single-parent households (575 men, 1,874 women).

95.7% of residents of Goodhue speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $197,129,000 ($4,333 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,479,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $98,909,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,682,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,212,000
Federal grants: $36,406,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,476,000 ($1,629,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,443,000 ($608,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,687,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,171,000
Federal Government insurance: $63,771,000

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

Births: 2,809
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,225
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +107
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +822
Here +18 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Goodhue County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.53 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.9

Year house built in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • 5282014 or later
  • 3152010 to 2013
  • 2,7212000 to 2009
  • 2,7591990 to 1999
  • 1,8881980 to 1989
  • 3,1941970 to 1979
  • 1,8591960 to 1969
  • 1,3961950 to 1959
  • 7231940 to 1949
  • 5,4141939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Goodhue County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • 261 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 2303 rooms
  • 1,1564 rooms
  • 1,8555 rooms
  • 2,6986 rooms
  • 2,1457 rooms
  • 2,4568 rooms
  • 4,3709+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • 1541 room
  • 3132 rooms
  • 9203 rooms
  • 1,4094 rooms
  • 8215 rooms
  • 5246 rooms
  • 2187 rooms
  • 1488 rooms
  • 2809+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Goodhue County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • 40no bedroom
  • 1941 bedroom
  • 2,7562 bedrooms
  • 6,5953 bedrooms
  • 4,1454 bedrooms
  • 1,1995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goodhue County, Minnesota
  • 168no bedroom
  • 1,5201 bedroom
  • 1,7382 bedrooms
  • 9683 bedrooms
  • 2804 bedrooms
  • 1335+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Goodhue County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Goodhue County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Goodhue County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 160no vehicle
  • 2,9791 vehicle
  • 6,2762 vehicles
  • 3,3483 vehicles
  • 1,5424 vehicles
  • 7185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Goodhue County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Goodhue County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 825no vehicle
  • 2,3631 vehicle
  • 1,2502 vehicles
  • 2603 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 785+ vehicles

86.6% of Goodhue County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Minnesota.

Goodhue County:

86.6%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 35,265
  • Other state: 10,231
  • Northeast: 744
  • Midwest: 6,697
  • South: 1,305
  • West: 1,462
Year householders moved into unit in Goodhue County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Goodhue County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.2%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.0%Electricity
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.1%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 386
Here:

8.2%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 178
Here:

6.9%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 218
Here:

15.1%
Minnesota:

22.0%

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

Goodhue County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,357,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $324,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Regular Highways: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,379,000
    Health - Other: $534,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,043,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,445,000
    Police Protection: $6,970,000
    Health - Other: $6,585,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,390,000
    Regular Highways: $3,905,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,434,000
    Financial Administration: $1,147,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,017,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $771,000
    Solid Waste Management: $628,000
    Libraries: $484,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
    Central Staff Services: $212,000
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,397,000
    Other: $626,000
    Highways: $105,000
    Natural Resources: $37,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $537,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,225,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $763,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $462,000
    Other - Health - Other: $114,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $112,000
    Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Hospitals: $36,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $981,000
    Health - Other: $715,000
    Correctional Institutions: $286,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $71,000
    Public Welfare: $64,000
    General - Other: $27,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $394,000
    General Local Government Support: $294,000
    Other: $83,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,780,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,474,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,982,000
    Interest Earnings: $163,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $114,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Rents: $14,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $992,000
    General Public Building: $690,000
    Police Protection: $361,000
    Regular Highways: $211,000
    Central Staff Services: $177,000
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,500,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,558,000
    Public Welfare: $3,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,067,000
    Other: $2,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,909,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,424,000
    Other: $591,000
    Other License: $585,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $514,000
    Severance: $93,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $16,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Amusements License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,348,000

Goodhue County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,357,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $324,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Regular Highways: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,379,000
    Health - Other: $534,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,043,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,445,000
    Police Protection: $6,970,000
    Health - Other: $6,585,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,390,000
    Regular Highways: $3,905,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,434,000
    Financial Administration: $1,147,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,017,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $771,000
    Solid Waste Management: $628,000
    Libraries: $484,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
    Central Staff Services: $212,000
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,397,000
    Other: $626,000
    Highways: $105,000
    Natural Resources: $37,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $537,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,225,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $763,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $462,000
    Other - Health - Other: $114,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $112,000
    Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Hospitals: $36,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $981,000
    Health - Other: $715,000
    Correctional Institutions: $286,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $71,000
    Public Welfare: $64,000
    General - Other: $27,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $394,000
    General Local Government Support: $294,000
    Other: $83,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,780,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,474,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,982,000
    Interest Earnings: $163,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $114,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Rents: $14,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $992,000
    General Public Building: $690,000
    Police Protection: $361,000
    Regular Highways: $211,000
    Central Staff Services: $177,000
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,500,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,558,000
    Public Welfare: $3,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,067,000
    Other: $2,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,909,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,424,000
    Other: $591,000
    Other License: $585,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $514,000
    Severance: $93,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $16,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Amusements License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,348,000

Goodhue County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,357,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $324,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Regular Highways: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,379,000
    Health - Other: $534,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,043,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,445,000
    Police Protection: $6,970,000
    Health - Other: $6,585,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,390,000
    Regular Highways: $3,905,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,434,000
    Financial Administration: $1,147,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,017,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $771,000
    Solid Waste Management: $628,000
    Libraries: $484,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
    Central Staff Services: $212,000
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,397,000
    Other: $626,000
    Highways: $105,000
    Natural Resources: $37,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $537,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,225,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $763,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $462,000
    Other - Health - Other: $114,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $112,000
    Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Hospitals: $36,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $981,000
    Health - Other: $715,000
    Correctional Institutions: $286,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $71,000
    Public Welfare: $64,000
    General - Other: $27,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $394,000
    General Local Government Support: $294,000
    Other: $83,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,780,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,474,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,982,000
    Interest Earnings: $163,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $114,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Rents: $14,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $992,000
    General Public Building: $690,000
    Police Protection: $361,000
    Regular Highways: $211,000
    Central Staff Services: $177,000
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,500,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,558,000
    Public Welfare: $3,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,067,000
    Other: $2,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,909,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,424,000
    Other: $591,000
    Other License: $585,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $514,000
    Severance: $93,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $16,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Amusements License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,348,000

Goodhue County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,357,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $324,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Regular Highways: $25,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,379,000
    Health - Other: $534,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,043,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,445,000
    Police Protection: $6,970,000
    Health - Other: $6,585,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,390,000
    Regular Highways: $3,905,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,434,000
    Financial Administration: $1,147,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,017,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $771,000
    Solid Waste Management: $628,000
    Libraries: $484,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
    Central Staff Services: $212,000
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,397,000
    Other: $626,000
    Highways: $105,000
    Natural Resources: $37,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
    Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $537,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,225,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $763,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $462,000
    Other - Health - Other: $114,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $112,000
    Other - General - Other: $75,000
    Other - Hospitals: $36,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Other - Police Protection: $12,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $981,000
    Health - Other: $715,000
    Correctional Institutions: $286,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $71,000
    Public Welfare: $64,000
    General - Other: $27,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $394,000
    General Local Government Support: $294,000
    Other: $83,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,780,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,474,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,306,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,982,000
    Interest Earnings: $163,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $114,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Rents: $14,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
    Special Assessments: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $992,000
    General Public Building: $690,000
    Police Protection: $361,000
    Regular Highways: $211,000
    Central Staff Services: $177,000
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Corrections - Other: $15,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,500,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,558,000
    Public Welfare: $3,686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,067,000
    Other: $2,389,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,909,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,424,000
    Other: $591,000
    Other License: $585,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $514,000
    Severance: $93,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $16,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Amusements License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,348,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 394
  • Number of aged recipients: 41
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 353
  • Number of recipients under 18: 71
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 248
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 75
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 144
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 148
Most common first names in Goodhue County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John24677.9 years
William16478.3 years
Mary15782.0 years
Anna15587.3 years
Robert14772.3 years
Helen14481.1 years
George13180.3 years
Carl12679.4 years
Arthur12080.6 years
Harold11277.5 years
Most common last names in Goodhue County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson30180.5 years
Anderson20380.5 years
Olson15381.0 years
Nelson14780.1 years
Peterson11381.3 years
Miller8777.8 years
Swanson8780.8 years
Larson8580.1 years
Carlson8180.8 years
Berg7078.5 years
Businesses in Goodhue County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware4MasterBrand Cabinets12
Alco Stores1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's3
Applebee's1Menards1
Arby's1New Balance1
Best Western2Nike3
Caribou Coffee1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Curves2RadioShack1
Dairy Queen3Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Slumberland1
Domino's Pizza1Subway5
Famous Footwear1Super 81
FedEx2T-Mobile3
Ford3Target1
H&R Block3U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS6
Jimmy John's2Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1