Benton County housing study shows lack of dwellings

30 May 2023


Property developers, stakeholders, and city and county leaders came together for the long-awaited study on Benton County’s housing infrastructure May 24 at The Clearing in Sauk Rapids. The study showed that the county has a lack of places to live, especially for senior citizens, renters and those looking for single-family houses.

Key takeaways from the study, according to Matt Mullins of Maxfield Research and Consulting, which is the company Benton County hired a year ago to conduct the housing study, includes moderate population growth in the county over the last decade. The vast majority of growth is led by millennials and baby boomers, or those born between 1981 to 1996 and 1946 to 1964, respectively.

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