Cook County, MN

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2020 Population
5,402
0.484% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic
(DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic
(DFL) 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

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.

geosearchPopulation & 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.

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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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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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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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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briefcaseEconomy

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).

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,938
Median earning men ± $4,260
$34,325
Median earning women ± $2,377

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($94,200), Wholesale Trade ($56,319), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($50,938).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,818), Public Administration ($51,111), and Manufacturing ($43,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 104
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 65
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 65
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $28.4B
  2. $26.2B
  3. $23.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $28.4B, followed by Electronics ($26.2B) and Precision instruments ($23.9B).

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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$333B
2020 Value in Minnesota
$636B
Projected 2050 Value in Minnesota
91% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 91% to $636B 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. $25.1B
  2. $14.8B
  3. $14B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.1B, followed by Iowa with $14.8B and Illinois and $14B.

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

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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%).

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.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.882% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (985k), and Some college (978k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & 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 approximately the same as 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.

Property

$251,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$17,893
$2,012
Median Property Taxes
±$193

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cook County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.1%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

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%.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

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 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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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 683 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1083 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Cook County, MN see an average of 683 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (674 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.2% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

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 Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.3% in Cook County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.9% in Cook County, MN.

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