Big Stone County, MN

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2020 Population
4,974
0.44% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
48.5
1.02% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.3%
22% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$55,909
3.73% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$108,900
11.2% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,258
4.08% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Big Stone County, MN had a population of 4.97k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $55,909. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Big Stone County, MN declined from 4,996 to 4,974, a −0.44% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,900 to $55,909, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Big Stone County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), Asian (Hispanic) (0.141%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.141%).

None of the households in Big Stone County, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Big Stone County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Big Stone County, MN was $108,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%. Most people in Big Stone County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Big Stone County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Big Stone County, MN is home to a population of 4.97k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.17% of Big Stone County, MN residents were born outside of the country (58 people).

In 2020, there were 56.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.79k people) in Big Stone County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 85 White (Hispanic) and 77 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Big Stone County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.79k ± 55
  2. White (Hispanic)
    85 ± 11
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    77 ± 53.5
2.05%
Hispanic Population
102 people

In 2020, there were 56.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.79k people) in Big Stone County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 85 White (Hispanic) and 77 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.05% of the people in Big Stone County, MN are hispanic (102 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
58 people
1.06%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
53 people

As of 2020, 1.17% of Big Stone County, MN residents (58 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Big Stone County, MN was 1.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
32
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Big Stone County, MN was 48.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Big Stone County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Big Stone County, MN residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    59,137 ± 5,939 people
  2. Somalia
    37,027 ± 4,709 people
  3. India
    30,632 ± 4,285 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 59,137 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 37,027 and India with 30,632.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Big Stone County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Big Stone County, MN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    129 ± 34
  2. Korea
    42 ± 24
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    30 ± 19

Big Stone County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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 Big Stone County, MN is $55,909. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Big Stone County, MN was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $78,194, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $53,603 and $46,250.

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,740. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Big Stone County, MN employs 2.26k people. The largest industries in Big Stone County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (275 people), and Retail Trade (235 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,692), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,875), and Public Administration ($58,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,909
2020 value
± $2,966
3.73%
1 Year Growth
± 10.4%

Households in Big Stone County, MN have a median annual income of $55,909, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,900 in 2019, which represents a 3.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$75,417
Average Male Salary in Minnesota
± $1,640
$58,740
Average Female Salary in Minnesota
± $1,318

In 2020, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $59,422 ± $1,028
  2. Asian
    $57,389 ± $4,390
  3. Two or More Races
    $43,316 ± $4,089

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 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 Big Stone County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2020, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.05% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Big Stone County, MN was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $78,194, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $53,603 and $46,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Big Stone County, MN (596 out of 4.83k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    596 ± 102
  2. Black
    0 ± 46
  3. Native American
    0 ± 46

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Big Stone County, MN is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

2.26k
2020 Value
± 192
−4.08%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Big Stone County, MN declined at a rate of −4.08%, from 2.35k employees to 2.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Big Stone County, MN, are Management Occupations (330 people), Sales & Related Occupations (240 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Big Stone County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Big Stone County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (330 people), Sales & Related Occupations (240 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (220 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Big Stone County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.72 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.83 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Big Stone County, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,167), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($62,054), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.26k
2020 Value
± 192
−4.08%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Big Stone County, MN declined at a rate of −4.08%, from 2.35k employees to 2.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Big Stone County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (275 people), and Retail Trade (235 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Big Stone County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Big Stone 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 Big Stone County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (275 people), and Retail Trade (235 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Big Stone County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.93 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.05 times), and Utilities (2.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Big Stone County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,692), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,875), and Public Administration ($58,750).

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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. $27.9B
  2. $27.1B
  3. $25.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.1B) and Precision instruments ($25.3B).

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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$349B
2020 Value in Minnesota
$638B
Projected 2050 Value in Minnesota
82.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $349B. This is expected to increase 82.9% to $638B by 2050.

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. $26.1B
  2. $17.3B
  3. $14.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $26.1B, followed by Iowa with $17.3B and Illinois and $14.7B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Big Stone County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 62.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.4%), followed by Other (1.48%). The most partisan county was Morrison County, MN with 75.8% 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 Big Stone County, MN
62.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Minnesota
  1. 75.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 73.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 72.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Minnesota was Morrison County, MN with 75.8% 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 following the resignation of Al Franken.

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 Big Stone County, MN was $108,900 in 2020, which is 0.474 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $97,900 to $108,900, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Big Stone County, MN is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Big Stone County, MN have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Big Stone County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$108,900
2020 Median
± $8,280
$97,900
2019 Median
± $7,506

In 2020, the median property value in Big Stone County, MN grew to to $108,900 from the previous year's value of $97,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Big Stone 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 Big Stone County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$55,909
Median Household Income
± $2,966
2.29k
Number of Households
± 175

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.29k households in Big Stone County, MN grew to $55,909 from the previous year's value of $53,900.

The following chart displays the households in Big Stone 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
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
2020 Homeownership
72.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 70.7% of the housing units in Big Stone County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Big Stone County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Big Stone County, MN have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Big Stone County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.68%)
  3. Carpooled (7.53%)

In 2020, 78% of workers in Big Stone County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.68%) and those who carpooled to work (7.53%).

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

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Health

95.2% of the population of Big Stone County, MN has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 2.15% 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 Big Stone County, MN see 713 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.696% decrease from the previous year (718 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4991 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4991 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

713 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Big Stone County, MN

Primary care physicians in Big Stone County, MN see an average of 713 patients per year. This represents a 0.696% decrease from the previous year (718 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Big Stone 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

4.79%
Uninsured
40.2%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
2.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Big Stone County, MN grew by 0.413% from 4.77% to 4.79%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Big Stone 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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