Cook County, MN

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Population

5,270

1.05% growth

Median Age

52.1


Median Household Income

$51,903

0.212% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

2,636

2.69% decline

Median Property Value

$241,400

0.33% decline

About

In 2017, Cook County, MN had a population of 5.27k people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $51,903. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cook County, MN grew from 5,215 to 5,270, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $51,793 to $51,903, a 0.212% increase.

The population of Cook County, MN is 86.1% White Alone, 8.16% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.35% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Cook County, MN speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cook County, MN is $241,400, and the homeownership rate is 75%. Most people in Cook County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Cook County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cook County, MN employs 2.64k people. The largest industries in Cook County, MN are Accommodation & Food Services (600 people), Retail Trade (334 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (317 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,875), Wholesale Trade ($65,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,000).

Median household income in Cook County, MN is $51,903. Males in Cook 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 Cook County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,903

2017 value

± $3,714

0.212%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in Cook County, MN have a median annual income of $51,903, 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 $51,793 in 2016, which represents a 0.212% 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Cook 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 4801

  2. Census Tract 4802

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cook County, MN was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $52,386, followed by Census Tract 4802 and N/A, with respective values of $49,861 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cook County, MN (679 out of 5.23k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 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

    555 ± 114

  2. Two Or More

    54 ± 52

  3. Native American

    50 ± 45

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cook County, MN is White, followed by Two Or More 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

2.64k

2017 Value

± 232

-2.69%

1 Year decline

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cook County, MN declined at a rate of -2.69%, from 2.71k employees to 2.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cook County, MN, are Management Occupations (370 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (268 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (256 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cook County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cook County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (370 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (268 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (256 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cook County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.15 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.47 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cook County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($176,250), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,625), and Protective Service Occupations ($58,654).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.64k

2017 Value

± 232

-2.69%

1 Year decline

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cook County, MN declined at a rate of -2.69%, from 2.71k employees to 2.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cook County, MN, are Accommodation & Food Services (600 people), Retail Trade (334 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cook County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Cook 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 Cook County, MN, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (600 people), Retail Trade (334 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cook County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.88 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.99 times), and Utilities (2.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cook County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,875), Wholesale Trade ($65,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,000).

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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 ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($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

91.7% of the population of Cook County, MN has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 19.7% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cook County, MN see 577 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (654 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2643 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 755 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

577 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cook County, MN see an average of 577 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (654 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cook 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%).

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%).

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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

8.3%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

19.7%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cook County, MN declined by 8.7% from 9.09% to 8.3%.

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

Cook County, MN is home to a population of 5.27k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.77% of Cook County, MN residents were born outside of the country (304 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cook County, MN is composed of 4.54k White Alone residents (86.1%), 430 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8.16%), 124 Two or More Races residents (2.35%), 109 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.07%), 42 Asian Alone residents (0.797%), 28 Black or African American Alone residents (0.531%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cook County, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cook County, MN was 52.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Cook County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cook County, MN residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

304 people

4.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

246 people

As of 2017, 5.77% of Cook County, MN residents (304 people) 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 Cook County, MN was 4.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of Cook County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cook County, MN was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.54k ± 4

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    430 ± 39

  3. Two or More Races

    124 ± 43

In 2017, there were 10.6 times more White Alone residents (4.54k people) in Cook County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 430 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 124 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 Cook County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Cook County, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Cook County, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cook County, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    175 ± 45

  2. Korea

    53 ± 25

  3. World War II

    42 ± 28

Cook County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cook County, MN was $241,400 in 2017, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $242,200 to $241,400, a 0.33% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cook County, MN is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cook County, MN have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cook 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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$51,903

Median Household Income

± $3,714

2.7k

Number of Households

± 241

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.7k households in Cook County, MN grew to $51,903 from the previous year's value of $51,793.

The following chart displays the households in Cook 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$241,400

2017 Median

± $17,215

$242,200

2016 Median

± $13,468

In 2017, the median property value in Cook County, MN declined from to $241,400 from the previous year's value of $242,200.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75%

2017 Homeownership

74%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75% of the housing units in Cook County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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

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Commute Time

14.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cook County, MN have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Cook County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.6%

  2. Walked

    11.2%

  3. Carpooled

    9.01%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cook County, MN was Drove Alone (68.6%), followed by those who Walked (11.2%) and those who Carpooled (9.01%).

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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