Aitkin County, MN

County

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Population
15,834
0.0442% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
Median Age
55.1

Poverty Rate
13%

Median Household Income
$45,989
0.281% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$174,400
3.01% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
6,207
1.07% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Aitkin County, MN had a population of 15.8k people with a median age of 55.1 and a median household income of $45,989. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Aitkin County, MN declined from 15,841 to 15,834, a -0.0442% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,860 to $45,989, a 0.281% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aitkin County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), White (Hispanic) (0.84%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.531%). 0% of the people in Aitkin County, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Aitkin County, MN was $174,400, and the homeownership rate was 82.3%. Most people in Aitkin County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Aitkin County, MN was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Minnesota (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Minnesota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Aitkin County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 59.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34%), followed by Other (6.29%). The most partisan county was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Aitkin County, MN
59.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Minnesota
  1. 73.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Minnesota was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Minnesota colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat after Al Franken's resignation.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Minnesota over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Aitkin County, MN is home to a population of 15.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.27% of Aitkin County, MN residents were born outside of the country (201 people).

In 2018, there were 44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.9k people) in Aitkin County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 338 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 249 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aitkin County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 4
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    338 ± 38
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    249 ± 51
1.35%
Hispanic Population
214 people

In 2018, there were 44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.9k people) in Aitkin County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 338 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 249 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.35% of the people in Aitkin County, MN are hispanic (214 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Aitkin County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.27%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
201 people
1.13%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
179 people

As of 2018, 1.27% of Aitkin County, MN residents (201 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aitkin County, MN was 1.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

55
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
55
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Aitkin County, MN was 55.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Aitkin County, MN are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Aitkin County, MN residents was 55.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    61,794 ± 6,069 people
  2. Somalia
    35,166 ± 4,589 people
  3. India
    30,889 ± 4,303 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 61,794 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 35,166 and India with 30,889.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Aitkin County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Aitkin County, MN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    813 ± 67
  2. Korea
    201 ± 35
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    147 ± 41

Aitkin County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Aitkin County, MN is $45,989. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Aitkin County, MN was Census Tract 7905.02 with a value of $53,778, followed by Census Tract 7704 and Census Tract 7702, with respective values of $46,895 and $46,385.

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,881. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Aitkin County, MN employs 6.21k people. The largest industries in Aitkin County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,148 people), Retail Trade (760 people), and Construction (621 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,145), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,125).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,989
2018 value
± $2,244
0.281%
1 Year Growth
± 5.75%

Households in Aitkin County, MN have a median annual income of $45,989, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,860 in 2017, which represents a 0.281% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,832
Average Male Salary in Minnesota
± $1,635
$56,881
Average Female Salary in Minnesota
± $1,288

In 2019, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Minnesota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Minnesota
  1. White
    $57,611 ± $1,007
  2. Asian
    $55,741 ± $4,579
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,682 ± $19,858

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Minnesota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aitkin County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.466
2018 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2019, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.673% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7905.02
  2. Census Tract 7704
  3. Census Tract 7702

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aitkin County, MN was Census Tract 7905.02 with a value of $53,778, followed by Census Tract 7704 and Census Tract 7702, with respective values of $46,895 and $46,385.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Aitkin County, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aitkin County, MN (2.02k out of 15.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,867 ± 162
  2. Native American
    88 ± 49
  3. Two Or More
    38 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aitkin County, MN is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.21k
2018 Value
± 262
-1.07%
1 Year decline
± 6.09%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Aitkin County, MN declined at a rate of -1.07%, from 6.27k employees to 6.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aitkin County, MN, are Sales & Related Occupations (669 people), Management Occupations (650 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (648 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aitkin County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aitkin County, MN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (669 people), Management Occupations (650 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (648 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aitkin County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.57 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aitkin County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($79,583), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,000), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.21k
2018 Value
± 262
-1.07%
1 Year decline
± 6.09%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Aitkin County, MN declined at a rate of -1.07%, from 6.27k employees to 6.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aitkin County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,148 people), Retail Trade (760 people), and Construction (621 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aitkin County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Aitkin County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Aitkin County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,148 people), Retail Trade (760 people), and Construction (621 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aitkin County, MN has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.85 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.81 times), and Construction (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aitkin County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,145), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,125).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.9B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B
2015 Value in Minnesota
$484B
Projected 2045 Value in Minnesota
53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25.5B
  2. $24.3B
  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aitkin County, MN was $174,400 in 2018, which is 0.759 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $169,300 to $174,400, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Aitkin County, MN is 82.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aitkin County, MN have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aitkin County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$174,400
2018 Median
± $5,405
$169,300
2017 Median
± $3,334

In 2018, the median property value in Aitkin County, MN grew to to $174,400 from the previous year's value of $169,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aitkin County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aitkin County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$45,989
Median Household Income
± $2,244
7.71k
Number of Households
± 281

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.71k households in Aitkin County, MN grew to $45,989 from the previous year's value of $45,860.

The following chart displays the households in Aitkin County, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Aitkin County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aitkin County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.3%
2018 Homeownership
82.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 82.3% of the housing units in Aitkin County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aitkin County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aitkin County, MN have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.48% of the workforce in Aitkin County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.77%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.51%)

In 2018, 80.2% of workers in Aitkin County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.77%) and those who worked at home (5.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aitkin County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aitkin County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

95.7% of the population of Aitkin County, MN has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 22% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 2.91% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Minnesota was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Aitkin County, MN see 1223 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.411% increase from the previous year (1218 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3177 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1444 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Chippewa County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.5%). Additionally, Marshall County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,223 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Aitkin County, MN

Primary care physicians in Aitkin County, MN see an average of 1,223 patients per year. This represents a 0.411% increase from the previous year (1,218 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Aitkin County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Minnesota
$4,603
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,176
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,917
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.31%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
22%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
2.91%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aitkin County, MN declined by 7.13% from 4.64% to 4.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aitkin County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.5% prevalence
  2. 13.9% prevalence
  3. 13.9% prevalence

Chippewa County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 15.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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