Becker County, MN

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Population

33,552

0.53% growth

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$55,884

3.27% growth

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Number of Employees

16,143

0.0248% growth

Median Property Value

$182,100

2.53% growth

About

In 2017, Becker County, MN had a population of 33.6k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $55,884. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Becker County, MN grew from 33,375 to 33,552, a 0.53% increase and its median household income grew from $54,115 to $55,884, a 3.27% increase.

The population of Becker County, MN is 86.6% White Alone, 7.41% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.97% Two or More Races. 3.8% of the people in Becker County, MN speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Becker County, MN is $182,100, and the homeownership rate is 78.1%. Most people in Becker County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Becker County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Becker County, MN employs 16.1k people. The largest industries in Becker County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,745 people), Manufacturing (2,260 people), and Retail Trade (2,024 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,417), Utilities ($62,788), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,566).

Median household income in Becker County, MN is $55,884. Males in Becker County, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Becker County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,884

2017 value

± $2,108

3.27%

1 Year Growth

± 5.57%

Households in Becker County, MN have a median annual income of $55,884, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,115 in 2016, which represents a 3.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Becker County, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Becker County, MN workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Becker County, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 4507

  2. Census Tract 4504

  3. Census Tract 4509

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Becker County, MN was Census Tract 4507 with a value of $71,563, followed by Census Tract 4504 and Census Tract 4509, with respective values of $69,583 and $62,238.

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

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Becker County, MN (4.19k out of 33k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    2,971 ± 263

  2. Native American

    841 ± 87

  3. Two Or More

    288 ± 96

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

16.1k

2017 Value

± 544

0.0248%

1 Year growth

± 4.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Becker County, MN grew at a rate of 0.0248%, from 16.1k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Becker County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,730 people), Management Occupations (1,469 people), and Production Occupations (1,400 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,730 people), Management Occupations (1,469 people), and Production Occupations (1,400 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 (4.7 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.74 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Becker County, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,500), Legal Occupations ($62,500), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.1k

2017 Value

± 544

0.0248%

1 Year growth

± 4.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Becker County, MN grew at a rate of 0.0248%, from 16.1k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Becker County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,745 people), Manufacturing (2,260 people), and Retail Trade (2,024 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 (2,745 people), Manufacturing (2,260 people), and Retail Trade (2,024 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Becker County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.96 times higher than expected), Construction (1.44 times), and Manufacturing (1.38 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 ($65,417), Utilities ($62,788), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,566).

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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 with $22.1B and Nonmetal min. prods. and $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

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

92.3% of the population of Becker County, MN has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Becker County, MN 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 1192 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.1% increase from the previous year (1073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1775 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 562 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,192 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Becker County, MN see an average of 1,192 patients per year. This represents a 11.1% increase from the previous year (1,073 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

7.7%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

17.8%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Becker County, MN declined by 16% from 9.17% to 7.7%.

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. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

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

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Diversity

Becker County, MN is home to a population of 33.6k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.66% of Becker County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Becker County, MN is composed of 29.1k White Alone residents (86.6%), 2.49k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.41%), 996 Two or More Races residents (2.97%), 635 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.89%), 186 Asian Alone residents (0.554%), 173 Black or African American Alone residents (0.516%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0298%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0268%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Becker County, MN are German (299 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (242 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (129 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Becker County, MN was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Becker County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Becker County, MN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.66% of Becker County, MN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Becker County, MN was 1.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Becker County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Becker County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Becker County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Becker County, MN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.1k ± 18

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2.49k ± 125

  3. Two or More Races

    996 ± 151

In 2017, there were 11.7 times more White Alone residents (29.1k people) in Becker County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.49k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 996 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Becker County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    299 speakers (0.964%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    242 speakers (0.78%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    129 speakers (0.416%)

3.8% of Becker County, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Becker County, MN was German. 0.964% of the overall population of Becker County, MN are native German speakers. 0.78% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.416% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,260 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    274 ± 64

  3. Korea

    233 ± 40

Becker County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Becker County, MN was $182,100 in 2017, which is 0.837 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $177,600 to $182,100, a 2.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Becker County, MN is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Becker County, MN have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Becker County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,884

Median Household Income

± $2,108

13.5k

Number of Households

± 457

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Becker County, MN grew to $55,884 from the previous year's value of $54,115.

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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Housing

Property Value

$182,100

2017 Median

± $4,881

$177,600

2016 Median

± $5,001

In 2017, the median property value in Becker County, MN grew to to $182,100 from the previous year's value of $177,600.

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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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

78.1%

2017 Homeownership

79%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.1% of the housing units in Becker County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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

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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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Becker County, MN have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Becker County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Becker County, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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