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Morrison County Demographics

Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Morrison County 31,712 33,198 34,196 34,826
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 2,273 2,184 2,111
5-9 2,172 2,231 2,232
10-14 2,298 2,249 2,417
15-19 2,209 2,025 2,143
20-24 1,733 1,781 1,533
25-29 1,963 2,010 1,740
30-34 1,953 2,069 2,101
35-39 1,754 1,909 2,124
40-44 2,127 1,910 2,031
45-49 2,581 2,255 1,987
50-54 2,641 2,562 2,287
55-59 2,337 2,553 2,570
60-64 1,832 2,274 2,465
65-69 1,505 1,960 2,244
70-74 1,172 1,432 1,826
75-79 1,003 1,080 1,238
80-84 828 800 862
85+ 817 912 915
18+ 25,033 26,245 26,687
Median Age 41 42 43
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Morrison County 2016
Total 34,196
White Alone 96.750
Black Alone 0.580
American Indian Alone 0.280
Asian Alone 0.580
Pacific Islander Alone 0.040
Some Other Race 0.460
Two or More Races 1.310
Hispanic Origin 1.660
Diversity Index 9.500
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 11,816 13,080 13,457 13,697
Housing Units 13,870 15,731 16,340 16,717
Owner Occupied Units 10,662 10,851
Renter Occupied Units 2,795 2,846
Vacant Units 2,883 3,020
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Morrison County 2016 2021
Median Household $50,687 $54,551
Average Household $63,745 $69,535
Per Capita $25,254 $27,514
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Morrison County 2016
<$15,000 1,716
$15,000 - $24,999 1,330
$25,000 - $34,999 1,417
$35,000 - $49,999 2,136
$50,000 - $74,999 2,967
$75,000 - $99,999 1,778
$100,000 - $149,999 1,475
$150,000 - $199,999 339
$200,000+ 299
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Morrison County 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 0% 0%
Households 0% 0%
Families 0% 0%
Median Household Income 1%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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 2016 2021
Median Home Value $171,226 $191,596
Average Home Value $206,017 $223,459
<$50,000 544 315
$50,000 - $99,999 1,485 884
$100,000 - $149,999 2,391 2,180
$150,000 - $199,999 2,146 2,460
$200,000 - $249,999 1,445 1,970
$250,000 - $299,999 889 1,153
$300,000 - $399,999 1,000 1,065
$400,000 - $499,999 359 390
$500,000 - $749,999 238 250
$750,000 - $999,999 104 126
$1,000,000 + 61 58
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 133
2000-2009 2,722
1990-1999 2,012
1980-1989 1,750
1970-1979 2,306
1960-1969 1,311
1950-1959 1,412
1940-1949 843
1939 or Before 3,319
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 16,011
In-County Residents 9,950
Out-of-County Residents 5,900
Drive Alone 12,385
Carpooled 1,770
Public Transport 29
Work at Home 1,128
Less than 5 minutes 1,064
5-9 minutes 2,306
10-14 minutes 1,986
15-19 minutes 1,782
20-24 minutes 1,455
25-29 minutes 850
30-34 minutes 1,731
35-39 minutes 736
40-44 minutes 541
45-59 minutes 1,243
60-89 minutes 600
90+ minutes 589
Average Travel Time 26
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Morrison County Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 15,150
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 238
Mining 12
Utilities 7
Construction 619
Manufacturing 1,920
Wholesale Trade 741
   
Retail Trade 1,922
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 347
Furn & Home Furnish Str 51
Electronics & Appl Store 68
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 164
Food & Beverage Stores 472
Health/Pers Care Stores 85
Gasoline Stations 86
Clothing/Accessory Store 54
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 37
General Merchandise Str 414
Misc Store Retailers 103
Nonstore Retailers 41
   
Transportation/Warehouse 414
Information 287
   
Finance & Insurance 345
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 150
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 32
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 163
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 197
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 884
Legal Services 82
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 17
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 285
Educational Services 1,689
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,549
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 255
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 1,118
Accommodation 263
Food Srv/Drinking Places 855
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 1,159
Auto Repair/Maintenance 70
Public Administration Emp 1,480
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Morrison County Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 1,700
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 77
Mining Bus 2
Utilities Bus 4
Construction Bus 171
Manufacturing Bus 64
Wholesale Trade Bus 53
   
Retail Trade Bus 239
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 37
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 10
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 11
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 34
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 44
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 15
Gasoline Stations Bus 13
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 10
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 14
General Merchandise Str Bus 14
Misc Store Retailers Bus 25
Nonstore Retailers Bus 12
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 74
Information Bus 25
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 154
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 95
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 11
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 48
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 62
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 71
Legal Services Bus 9
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 78
Educational Services Bus 43
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 111
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 32
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 108
Accommodation Bus 27
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 81
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 202
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 31
Public Administration Bus 79
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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 1,456
Graduated High School 7,949
Associates Degree 2,945
Bachelor's Degree 2,825
Graduate Degree 1,315
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $13,235,593
College School Books/Supplies $689,861
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $12,892
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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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A Haven for New, Startup Technology Companies

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The downtown district of Little Falls is fast becoming a haven for new, startup technology companies. Little Falls is home to Atomic Learning, an international software company; Waypoint Technologies, a lake mapping software company; and AmeriTrak Fleet Solutions, a vehicle tracking company. The growth of Little Falls continues, thanks to the early entrepreneurs whose vision gave it impetus.