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Benton County, MN Public Records

7th Judicial District Court
PO Box 189
Foley, MN 56329-0189 www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Bent...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 320-968-5205
F: 320-968-5353
Couriers: 615 Highway 23
Foley, MN 56329
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile records released

Benton County, MN Vital Records

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Benton County
County Recorder
531 Dewey St
Government Ctr
Foley, MN 56329 www.co.benton.mn.us/County_Record...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 320-968-5037
Fax: 320-968-5306
Recorded Documents

Benton County Vital Certificates

Benton County Vital Certificates

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Benton County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 408.28 sq mi
Population (2009): 40,193
  • Females: 50.3%
  • White: 95.0%
  • Black/African American: 1.7%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 93.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 5,958
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 17.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.56
Housing Units (2000): 13,460
Homeownership Rate (2000): 67.3%
Migration Flow to Benton County, MN from (2007-2008):

Benton County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $831,244
  • Construction: $91,198
  • Retail Trade: $51,571
  • Professional and Technical Services: $24,345
  • Healthcare: $58,875
  • Banking: $19,816
  • Retail Trade: $51,571
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $14,409
  • Manufacturing: $283,796
  • Farms: $9,762
  • Government: $77,870
Employed (2000): 18,905
Unemployed (2000): 674
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,048
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $90,782 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $150,012 (thou. dol.)

Benton County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 616
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.6
Deaths (2007): 331
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.2

Benton County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 49
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 9
  • Aggravated Assault: 40
Property Crimes (2008): 843
  • Burglary: 119
  • Larceny-Theft: 672
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 52

Benton County Genealogy Records