Carver County, MN

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Population

98,799

1.7% growth

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$93,095

5.03% growth

Poverty Rate

4.02%


Number of Employees

55,757

3.04% growth

Median Property Value

$287,200

3.46% growth

About

In 2017, Carver County, MN had a population of 98.8k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $93,095. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carver County, MN grew from 97,143 to 98,799, a 1.7% increase and its median household income grew from $88,638 to $93,095, a 5.03% increase.

The population of Carver County, MN is 89.6% White Alone, 4.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.47% Asian Alone. 7.99% of the people in Carver County, MN speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carver County, MN are Crown College (330 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Carver County, MN is $287,200, and the homeownership rate is 81.2%. Most people in Carver County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Carver County, MN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Carver County, MN employs 55.8k people. The largest industries in Carver County, MN are Manufacturing (8,557 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,180 people), and Retail Trade (6,014 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($110,966), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,872), and Utilities ($74,875).

Median household income in Carver County, MN is $93,095. Males in Carver 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 Carver County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,095

2017 value

± $2,193

5.03%

1 Year Growth

± 3.22%

Households in Carver County, MN have a median annual income of $93,095, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $88,638 in 2016, which represents a 5.03% 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 Carver County, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Carver County, MN 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

  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 Carver 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 Carver 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 907.02

  2. Census Tract 904.01

  3. Census Tract 905.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carver County, MN was Census Tract 907.02 with a value of $150,333, followed by Census Tract 904.01 and Census Tract 905.02, with respective values of $135,625 and $134,180.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carver 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

4.02% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carver County, MN (3.93k out of 97.8k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 75+.

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

    3,500 ± 378

  2. Hispanic

    567 ± 200

  3. Asian

    160 ± 117

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carver County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

55.8k

2017 Value

± 1,388

3.04%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carver County, MN grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 54.1k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carver County, MN, are Management Occupations (8,538 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,888 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,585 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carver County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carver County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (8,538 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,888 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,585 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carver County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.61 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.5 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carver County, MN, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($96,305), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,058), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($86,043).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.8k

2017 Value

± 1,388

3.04%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carver County, MN grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 54.1k employees to 55.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carver County, MN, are Manufacturing (8,557 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,180 people), and Retail Trade (6,014 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carver County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Carver 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 Carver County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,557 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,180 people), and Retail Trade (6,014 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carver County, MN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.31 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.55 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carver County, MN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($110,966), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,872), and Utilities ($74,875).

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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

96.5% of the population of Carver County, MN has health coverage, with 70.3% on employee plans, 5.63% on Medicaid, 8.01% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carver County, MN see 1190 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.12% increase from the previous year (1132 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2180 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 879 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

1190 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Carver County, MN see an average of 1190 patients per year. This represents a 5.12% increase from the previous year (1132 patients).

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

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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

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%).

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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

3.47%

Uninsured

70.3%

Employer Coverage

5.63%

Medicaid

8.01%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carver County, MN declined by 5.36% from 3.66% to 3.47%.

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

Carver County, MN is home to a population of 98.8k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.76% of Carver County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Carver County, MN is composed of 88.6k White Alone residents (89.6%), 4.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.1%), 2.44k Asian Alone residents (2.47%), 2.02k Two or More Races residents (2.04%), 1.45k Black or African American Alone residents (1.47%), 196 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.198%), 61 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0617%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0172%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carver County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,743 speakers), German (532 speakers), and Vietnamese (484 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carver County, MN was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Carver County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carver County, MN residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.76% of Carver 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 Carver County, MN was 5.02%, 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 Carver County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Carver County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Carver County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carver County, MN was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    88.6k ± 44

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.05k ± 460

  3. Asian Alone

    2.44k ± 217

In 2017, there were 21.9 times more White Alone residents (88.6k people) in Carver County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.05k Hispanic or Latino and 2.44k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,743 speakers (4.19%)

  2. German

    532 speakers (0.596%)

  3. Vietnamese

    484 speakers (0.542%)

7.99% of Carver 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 Carver County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.19% of the overall population of Carver County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.596% speak German and 0.542% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,620 ± 171

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    847 ± 250

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    775 ± 155

Carver County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Carver County, MN awarded 330 degrees. The student population of Carver County, MN is skewed towards women, with 629 male students and 699 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carver County, MN are White (263 and 84%), followed by Asian (23 and 7.35%), Black or African American (12 and 3.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 1.92%).

The largest universities in Carver County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Crown College (330 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carver County, MN are Biblical Studies (81 and 24.5%), General Business Administration & Management (38 and 11.5%), and Religious Education (37 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Carver County, MN are $24,250 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 77 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carver County, MN was Biblical Studies with 77 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Carver County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

330 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,250

Median Private

In 2016, the Carver County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Crown College with 330 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

143

Degrees Awarded to Men

187

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 143 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carver County, MN, which is 0.765 times less than the 187 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    263 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carver County, MN were to White students. These 263 degrees mean that there were 11.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carver County, MN was $287,200 in 2017, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $277,600 to $287,200, a 3.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Carver County, MN is 81.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carver County, MN have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carver 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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$93,095

Median Household Income

± $2,193

35.3k

Number of Households

± 1,099

In 2017, the median household income of the 35.3k households in Carver County, MN grew to $93,095 from the previous year's value of $88,638.

The following chart displays the households in Carver 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$287,200

2017 Median

± $4,947

$277,600

2016 Median

± $5,279

In 2017, the median property value in Carver County, MN grew to to $287,200 from the previous year's value of $277,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carver 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 Carver County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carver County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carver County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.2%

2017 Homeownership

79.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.2% of the housing units in Carver County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carver 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 Carver County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carver County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carver County, MN have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Carver County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.98%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.44%

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

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