Cook County, MN

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2020 Population
5,402
0.484% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
52.8
0.38% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.1%
19.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,537
3.67% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$251,900
4.91% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,815
6.87% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cook County, MN had a population of 5.4k people with a median age of 52.8 and a median household income of $59,537. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cook County, MN grew from 5,376 to 5,402, a 0.484% increase and its median household income grew from $57,432 to $59,537, a 3.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cook County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (85%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%), Other (Hispanic) (1.5%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.981%).

None of the households in Cook 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.

96.1% of the residents in Cook County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Cook County, MN was $251,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.1%. Most people in Cook County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cook County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Cook County, MN is home to a population of 5.4k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.55% of Cook County, MN residents were born outside of the country (300 people).

In 2020, there were 9.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.59k people) in Cook County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 495 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 130 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cook County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.59k ± 13
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    495 ± 39
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    130 ± 43
2.39%
Hispanic Population
129 people

In 2020, there were 9.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.59k people) in Cook County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 495 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 130 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.39% of the people in Cook County, MN are hispanic (129 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.55%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
300 people
4.87%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
262 people

As of 2020, 5.55% of Cook County, MN residents (300 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 Cook County, MN was 4.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

54
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
33
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Cook County, MN was 52.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Cook County, MN are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Cook County, MN residents was 53.

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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

96.1%
2020 Citizenship
96.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.1% of Cook County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    131 ± 48
  2. Korea
    47 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    23 ± 21

Cook County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 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.

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

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 Cook County, MN employs 2.82k people. The largest industries in Cook County, MN are Accommodation & Food Services (487 people), Retail Trade (409 people), and Educational Services (311 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,566), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,278), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,139).

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,537
2020 value
± $4,712
3.67%
1 Year Growth
± 11.4%

Households in Cook County, MN have a median annual income of $59,537, 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 $57,432 in 2019, which represents a 3.67% 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 Cook 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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Census Tract 4802
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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 Sex

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cook County, MN (543 out of 5.36k 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 65 - 74, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    385 ± 100
  2. Hispanic
    80 ± 61
  3. Native American
    68 ± 45

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

2.82k
2020 Value
± 257
6.87%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cook County, MN grew at a rate of 6.87%, from 2.63k employees to 2.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cook County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (369 people), Management Occupations (342 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (287 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (369 people), Management Occupations (342 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (287 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cook County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.36 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.98 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cook County, MN, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($74,605), Protective Service Occupations ($63,393), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,393).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.82k
2020 Value
± 257
6.87%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cook County, MN grew at a rate of 6.87%, from 2.63k employees to 2.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cook County, MN, are Accommodation & Food Services (487 people), Retail Trade (409 people), and Educational Services (311 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 (487 people), Retail Trade (409 people), and Educational Services (311 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cook County, MN has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.03 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.39 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cook County, MN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,566), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,278), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,139).

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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 Cook County, MN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Other (1.87%). 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Cook County, MN
65.6% for the Democratic 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 Cook County, MN was $251,900 in 2020, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $240,100 to $251,900, a 4.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Cook County, MN is 77.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Cook County, MN have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cook County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$251,900
2020 Median
± $17,893
$240,100
2019 Median
± $11,306

In 2020, the median property value in Cook County, MN grew to to $251,900 from the previous year's value of $240,100.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,537
Median Household Income
± $4,712
2.61k
Number of Households
± 242

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.61k households in Cook County, MN grew to $59,537 from the previous year's value of $57,432.

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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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

77.1%
2020 Homeownership
76.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 77.1% of the housing units in Cook County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cook County, MN have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Cook County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (66.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (9.15%)

In 2020, 66.8% of workers in Cook County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (9.15%).

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 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 false.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Cook County, MN has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 24.5% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.615% 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 Cook County, MN see 674 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.8% increase from the previous year (540 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1821 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1093 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

674 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cook County, MN

Primary care physicians in Cook County, MN see an average of 674 patients per year. This represents a 24.8% increase from the previous year (540 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 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.
$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

5.24%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
24.5%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
0.615%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cook County, MN declined by 20.3% from 6.58% to 5.24%.

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. 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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