Becker County, MN

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2019 Population
34,011
0.705% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
41.9
0.239% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11%
10.7% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$60,284
1.7% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$198,400
5.76% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
16,304
0.579% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Becker County, MN had a population of 34k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $60,284. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Becker County, MN grew from 33,773 to 34,011, a 0.705% increase and its median household income grew from $59,278 to $60,284, a 1.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Becker County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%), White (Hispanic) (1.33%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.644%). 0% of the households in Becker County, MN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.6% of the residents in Becker County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Becker County, MN was $198,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%. Most people in Becker County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Becker County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Becker County, MN is home to a population of 34k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.23% of Becker County, MN residents were born outside of the country (420 people).

In 2019, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.3k people) in Becker County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.45k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Becker County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.3k ± 23
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.45k ± 131
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 149
2.11%
Hispanic Population
716 people

In 2019, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.3k people) in Becker County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.45k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.11% of the people in Becker County, MN are hispanic (716 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.23%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
420 people
1.55%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
522 people

As of 2019, 1.23% of Becker County, MN residents (420 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Becker County, MN was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Becker County, MN was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Becker County, MN are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Becker County, MN residents was 42.

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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%
2019 Citizenship
99.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.6% of Becker County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Becker County, MN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,214 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    320 ± 57
  3. Korea
    217 ± 52

Becker County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Minnesota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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Economy

Median household income in Becker County, MN is $60,284. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Becker County, MN was Census Tract 4504 with a value of $81,875, followed by Census Tract 4507 and Census Tract 4509, with respective values of $78,382 and $71,250.

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 Becker County, MN employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Becker County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,789 people), Manufacturing (2,218 people), and Retail Trade (1,833 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,625), Utilities ($63,750), and Wholesale Trade ($60,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,284
2019 value
± $1,887
1.7%
1 Year Growth
± 4.38%

Households in Becker County, MN have a median annual income of $60,284, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,278 in 2018, which represents a 1.7% 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 Becker 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 4504
  2. Census Tract 4507
  3. Census Tract 4509

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Becker County, MN was Census Tract 4504 with a value of $81,875, followed by Census Tract 4507 and Census Tract 4509, with respective values of $78,382 and $71,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Becker County, MN (3.68k out of 33.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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
    2,516 ± 239
  2. Native American
    832 ± 88
  3. Two Or More
    253 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Becker 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

16.3k
2019 Value
± 498
−0.579%
1 Year decline
± 4.52%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Becker County, MN declined at a rate of −0.579%, from 16.4k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Becker County, MN, are Management Occupations (1,705 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,513 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,375 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Becker County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Becker County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,705 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,513 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,375 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Becker County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.89 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.67 times), and Production Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Becker County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,750), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,958), and Management Occupations ($56,956).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k
2019 Value
± 498
−0.579%
1 Year decline
± 4.52%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Becker County, MN declined at a rate of −0.579%, from 16.4k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Becker County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,789 people), Manufacturing (2,218 people), and Retail Trade (1,833 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Becker County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Becker 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 Becker County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,789 people), Manufacturing (2,218 people), and Retail Trade (1,833 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Becker County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.8 times higher than expected), Construction (1.44 times), and Manufacturing (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Becker County, MN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,625), Utilities ($63,750), and Wholesale Trade ($60,250).

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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. $26.1B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $19.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $26.1B, followed by Nonmetal min. prods. ($22.1B) and Mixed freight ($19.9B).

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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$336B
2018 Value in Minnesota
$633B
Projected 2045 Value in Minnesota
88.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Minnesota trade was $336B. This is expected to increase 88.5% to $633B 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. $26.4B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $17.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $26.4B, followed by Iowa with $24.1B and Illinois and $17.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Becker County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 63.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30.2%), followed by Other (6.58%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Becker County, MN
63.2% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Becker County, MN was $198,400 in 2019, which is 0.825 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $187,600 to $198,400, a 5.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Becker County, MN is 78.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Becker County, MN have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Becker County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$198,400
2019 Median
± $6,073
$187,600
2018 Median
± $5,440

In 2019, the median property value in Becker County, MN grew to to $198,400 from the previous year's value of $187,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Becker 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 Becker County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,284
Median Household Income
± $1,887
13.6k
Number of Households
± 457

In 2019, the median household income of the 13.6k households in Becker County, MN grew to $60,284 from the previous year's value of $59,278.

The following chart displays the households in Becker 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Becker County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Becker County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
2019 Homeownership
78.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 78.5% of the housing units in Becker County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Becker County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Becker County, MN have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Becker County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.73%)
  3. Carpooled (7.9%)

In 2019, 79.3% of workers in Becker County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.73%) and those who carpooled to work (7.9%).

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of Becker County, MN has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 2.44% 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 Becker County, MN see 1375 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.9% increase from the previous year (1218 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1721 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 478 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

1,375 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Becker County, MN

Primary care physicians in Becker County, MN see an average of 1,375 patients per year. This represents a 12.9% 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 Becker 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

6.3%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
2.44%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Becker County, MN declined by 11.9% from 7.16% to 6.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Becker 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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