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Morrison County Demographics

Population

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Morrison County 31,712 33,198 34,311 35,004
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Population by Age

Population 2010 2017 2022
0-4 2,273 2,153 2,102
5-9 2,172 2,236 2,247
10-14 2,298 2,228 2,431
15-19 2,209 1,967 2,133
20-24 1,733 1,744 1,495
25-29 1,963 2,026 1,653
30-34 1,953 2,096 2,107
35-39 1,754 2,020 2,195
40-44 2,127 1,881 2,122
45-49 2,581 2,152 1,954
50-54 2,641 2,489 2,191
55-59 2,337 2,581 2,497
60-64 1,832 2,346 2,543
65-69 1,505 2,063 2,334
70-74 1,172 1,516 1,883
75-79 1,003 1,076 1,321
80-84 828 798 873
85+ 817 939 923
18+ 25,033 26,439 26,856
Median Age 41 42 43
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Population by Race

Morrison County 2017
Total 34,311
White Alone 96.640
Black Alone 0.630
American Indian Alone 0.310
Asian Alone 0.660
Pacific Islander Alone 0.030
Some Other Race 0.490
Two or More Races 1.240
Hispanic Origin 1.770
Diversity Index 9.800
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Households

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Households 11,816 13,080 13,502 13,769
Housing Units 13,870 15,731 16,309 16,749
Owner Occupied Units 10,642 10,849
Renter Occupied Units 2,860 2,920
Vacant Units 2,807 2,980
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Morrison County 2017 2022
Median Household $53,607 $59,535
Average Household $66,962 $78,190
Per Capita $26,519 $30,921
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Household Income Base

Morrison County 2017
<$15,000 1,515
$15,000 - $24,999 1,362
$25,000 - $34,999 1,160
$35,000 - $49,999 2,046
$50,000 - $74,999 3,135
$75,000 - $99,999 1,914
$100,000 - $149,999 1,668
$150,000 - $199,999 409
$200,000+ 293
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Growth Rate

Morrison County 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 0% 0%
Households 0% 0%
Families 0% 0%
Median Household Income 2%
Per Capita Income 3%
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Morrison County Quality Life

Education

The six school systems in the area have excellent physical facilities as well as talented and dedicated administrators and staffs. The educational system in the county can be counted on to provide high quality education for our young people as well as continuing educational support for industries and the adult population. People of the area take real pride in their school systems. Athletic programs are important and the residents actively support their respective teams. Many schools enjoy competing in state athletic tournaments.

Home Value

Morrison County 2017 2022
Median Home Value $173,344 $187,802
Average Home Value $206,221 $222,311
<$50,000 432 355
$50,000 - $99,999 1,562 1,374
$100,000 - $149,999 2,256 2,039
$150,000 - $199,999 2,294 2,191
$200,000 - $249,999 1,331 1,438
$250,000 - $299,999 1,063 1,282
$300,000 - $399,999 956 1,255
$400,000 - $499,999 384 507
$500,000 - $749,999 234 265
$750,000 - $999,999 66 70
$1,000,000 + 64 73
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 209
2000-2009 2,770
1990-1999 2,046
1980-1989 1,809
1970-1979 2,239
1960-1969 1,331
1950-1959 1,344
1940-1949 817
1939 or Before 3,243
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 16,215
In-County Residents 9,979
Out-of-County Residents 6,137
Drive Alone 12,738
Carpooled 1,595
Public Transport 49
Work at Home 1,139
Less than 5 minutes 1,064
5-9 minutes 2,286
10-14 minutes 2,041
15-19 minutes 1,765
20-24 minutes 1,512
25-29 minutes 892
30-34 minutes 1,735
35-39 minutes 751
40-44 minutes 590
45-59 minutes 1,235
60-89 minutes 615
90+ minutes 590
Average Travel Time 26
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Morrison County Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 14,039
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 166
Mining 0
Utilities 6
Construction 484
Manufacturing 1,737
Wholesale Trade 783
   
Retail Trade 1,848
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 286
Furn & Home Furnish Str 53
Electronics & Appl Store 55
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 191
Food & Beverage Stores 501
Health/Pers Care Stores 73
Gasoline Stations 98
Clothing/Accessory Store 44
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 33
General Merchandise Str 410
Misc Store Retailers 57
Nonstore Retailers 47
   
Transportation/Warehouse 398
Information 178
   
Finance & Insurance 316
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 177
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 26
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 113
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 140
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 877
Legal Services 82
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 17
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 207
Educational Services 1,643
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,469
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 235
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 1,094
Accommodation 274
Food Srv/Drinking Places 820
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 976
Auto Repair/Maintenance 79
Public Administration Emp 1,458
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Morrison County Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 1,447
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 55
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 3
Construction Bus 127
Manufacturing Bus 67
Wholesale Trade Bus 52
   
Retail Trade Bus 226
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 33
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 10
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 8
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 37
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 48
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 12
Gasoline Stations Bus 14
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 8
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 11
General Merchandise Str Bus 12
Misc Store Retailers Bus 21
Nonstore Retailers Bus 12
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 64
Information Bus 25
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 66
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 20
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 9
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 37
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 50
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 64
Legal Services Bus 9
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 67
Educational Services Bus 41
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 104
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 31
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 103
Accommodation Bus 26
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 77
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 189
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 33
Public Administration Bus 80
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Morrison County Govt Taxation

Little Falls is the county seat for Morrison County. The county is governed by a Board of Commissioners. A county coordinator assists the Board in overseeing County services, personnel management and central purchasing. Protective services are provided by the Sheriff’s Department and local fire departments. The Morrison County Planning Commission together with the County Zoning Administrator, carries out county land use planning and control through county zoning regulations.

The Morrison County Courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic places, is the location of District Court.

The cities in the county operate under the Mayor-Council form of government. A city council is usually composed of a Mayor and seven council members. The City of Little Falls has a City Administrator, appointed by the council, who oversees the various city departments, coordinates the budget process and implements council policies. Planning, zoning and building inspection activities are managed locally. Surrounding local communities’ law enforcement needs are provided by the Morrison County Sheriff or their own local police force. Each community has its own fire protection.

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Morrison County Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 1,374
Graduated High School 8,117
Associates Degree 3,085
Bachelor's Degree 2,895
Graduate Degree 1,404
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $13,300,728
College School Books/Supplies $588,991
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $13,851
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Morrison County Transportation

The Morrison County area offers your business excellent transportation, communication and utility services. Little Falls, the county seat, is located 100 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. U.S. Highway 10 as well as Minnesota Highways 371, 27, 25 and I-94 provide easy access to the entire upper midwest.

The Burlington Northern freight line between the Twin Cities, North Dakota and the west coast passes through Morrison County with railroad siding in Royalton and can be extended via a rail siding into the Industrial Development Park in Little Falls. This line carries large quantities of western coal and cargo, and therefore, will continue to be an integral part of the Burlington Northern operations.

The area is serviced by the Little Falls/Morrison County airport which has a 4,000 foot paved runway with REILS and radio controlled runway lighting. It is capable of accommodating business jets, charter service, VFR, IFR and commercial flight instruction as well. Twenty-four hour fuel service is available.

Major Twin Cities based trucking firms service the area, as well as several reliable local trucking companies. Private parcel and courier companies service the community on a daily basis. Greyhound bus lines make numerous stops each day in Little Falls enroute to and from the Twin Cities, Fargo-Moorhead, the west coast and northern Minnesota. Daily service to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is provided by Executive Express.

Morrison County Utilities

Up-to-date water and sewer systems are found throughout the cities in the county as well as competitive gas and electrical rates. Minnesota Power serves the area and its customers enjoy one of the lowest electrical rates in the state. Cable TV is also available in some areas of the county.

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The Gateway to the Northern Minnesota Vacationland

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Morrison County, the gateway to the Northern Minnesota vacationland, is located 100 miles northwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Little more than a 90 minute drive via the four lane highway system. The area offers an abundance of wildlife, lakes, streams, snowmobiling and cross country ski trails. Beautiful parks and trails create endless opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation.