Clearwater County, MN

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2019 Population
8,821
0.102% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
42.3
0.937% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
14.6%
13.8% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$50,386
8.85% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$137,200
10.8% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
3,871
2.14% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Clearwater County, MN had a population of 8.82k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $50,386. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Clearwater County, MN grew from 8,812 to 8,821, a 0.102% increase and its median household income grew from $46,291 to $50,386, a 8.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clearwater County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.51%), White (Hispanic) (1.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.487%). 0% of the households in Clearwater County, MN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.5% of the residents in Clearwater County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Clearwater County, MN was $137,200, and the homeownership rate was 81.3%. Most people in Clearwater County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clearwater County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Clearwater County, MN is home to a population of 8.82k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.986% of Clearwater County, MN residents were born outside of the country (87 people).

In 2019, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.47k people) in Clearwater County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 702 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 398 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clearwater County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.47k ± 4
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    702 ± 69
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    398 ± 68.1
2.17%
Hispanic Population
191 people

In 2019, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.47k people) in Clearwater County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 702 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 398 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.17% of the people in Clearwater County, MN are hispanic (191 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.986%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
87 people
1.08%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
95 people

As of 2019, 0.986% of Clearwater County, MN residents (87 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 Clearwater County, MN was 1.08%, 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
± 1.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Clearwater County, MN was 42.3. 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 Clearwater County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Clearwater County, MN residents was 43.

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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

99.5%
2019 Citizenship
99.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.5% of Clearwater County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Clearwater County, MN was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    333 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    85 ± 28
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    73 ± 32

Clearwater County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.92 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.

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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 Clearwater County, MN is $50,386. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Clearwater County, MN was Census Tract 2 with a value of $53,333, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $50,543 and $47,464.

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 Clearwater County, MN employs 3.87k people. The largest industries in Clearwater County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (629 people), Construction (518 people), and Manufacturing (463 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,271).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,386
2019 value
± $3,130
8.85%
1 Year Growth
± 6.94%

Households in Clearwater County, MN have a median annual income of $50,386, 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 $46,291 in 2018, which represents a 8.85% 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 Clearwater 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 2
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clearwater County, MN was Census Tract 2 with a value of $53,333, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $50,543 and $47,464.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clearwater County, MN (1.26k out of 8.62k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    892 ± 85
  2. Native American
    282 ± 53
  3. Two Or More
    77 ± 45

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

3.87k
2019 Value
± 172
2.14%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Clearwater County, MN grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 3.79k employees to 3.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clearwater County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (461 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (392 people), and Management Occupations (323 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (461 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (392 people), and Management Occupations (323 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clearwater County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.46 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.01 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($103,750), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($74,375), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,531).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.87k
2019 Value
± 172
2.14%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Clearwater County, MN grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 3.79k employees to 3.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clearwater County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (629 people), Construction (518 people), and Manufacturing (463 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clearwater County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (629 people), Construction (518 people), and Manufacturing (463 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clearwater County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.4 times higher than expected), Construction (2.05 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clearwater County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,271).

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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 Clearwater County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 68.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (25.9%), followed by Other (5.18%). 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 Clearwater County, MN
68.9% 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 Clearwater County, MN was $137,200 in 2019, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $123,800 to $137,200, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Clearwater County, MN is 81.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Clearwater County, MN have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clearwater County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$137,200
2019 Median
± $8,214
$123,800
2018 Median
± $5,792

In 2019, the median property value in Clearwater County, MN grew to to $137,200 from the previous year's value of $123,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$50,386
Median Household Income
± $3,130
3.41k
Number of Households
± 158

In 2019, the median household income of the 3.41k households in Clearwater County, MN grew to $50,386 from the previous year's value of $46,291.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.3%
2019 Homeownership
79.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 81.3% of the housing units in Clearwater County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clearwater County, MN have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.58% of the workforce in Clearwater County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.49%)

In 2019, 77.9% of workers in Clearwater County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (6.49%).

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

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Health

91.4% of the population of Clearwater County, MN has health coverage, with 39.1% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.16% 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).

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%)

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

8.64%
Uninsured
39.1%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2.16%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clearwater County, MN declined by 5.51% from 9.15% to 8.64%.

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