Forest Lake, MN

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2019 Population
20,004
1.84% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
39.1
1.82% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
5.86%
1.56% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$79,840
2.16% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$272,200
4.65% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
11,164
0.622% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Forest Lake, MN had a population of 20k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $79,840. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Forest Lake, MN grew from 19,643 to 20,004, a 1.84% increase and its median household income declined from $81,603 to $79,840, a −2.16% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest Lake, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), White (Hispanic) (2.18%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%). 0% of the households in Forest Lake, MN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.5% of the residents in Forest Lake, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Forest Lake, MN was $272,200, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%. Most people in Forest Lake, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Lake, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Forest Lake, MN is home to a population of 20k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.63% of Forest Lake, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.73k people).

In 2019, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in Forest Lake, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 829 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 464 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest Lake, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.3k ± 739
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    829 ± 556
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    464 ± 243
4.57%
Hispanic Population
915 people

In 2019, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in Forest Lake, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 829 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 464 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.57% of the people in Forest Lake, MN are hispanic (915 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.63%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.73k people
2.95%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
580 people

As of 2019, 8.63% of Forest Lake, MN residents (1.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Lake, MN was 2.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.7
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 9.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Forest Lake, MN was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Forest Lake, MN are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Forest Lake, MN residents was 38.

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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

98.5%
2019 Citizenship
99.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.5% of Forest Lake, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Lake, MN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    442 ± 115
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    138 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    109 ± 94

Forest Lake, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 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 Forest Lake, MN is $79,840. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Forest Lake, MN was Census Tract 701.05 with a value of $114,808, followed by Census Tract 701.06 and Census Tract 701.04, with respective values of $92,344 and $66,912.

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 Forest Lake, MN employs 11.2k people. The largest industries in Forest Lake, MN are Manufacturing (1,991 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,540 people), and Retail Trade (1,539 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,313), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,173), and Wholesale Trade ($59,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,840
2019 value
± $8,430
−2.16%
1 Year Growth
± 15.3%

Households in Forest Lake, MN have a median annual income of $79,840, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $81,603 in 2018, which represents a −2.16% 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 Forest Lake, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 701.05
  2. Census Tract 701.06
  3. Census Tract 701.04

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Lake, MN was Census Tract 701.05 with a value of $114,808, followed by Census Tract 701.06 and Census Tract 701.04, with respective values of $92,344 and $66,912.

The following map shows all of the places in Forest Lake, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.86% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Lake, MN (1.16k out of 19.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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
    922 ± 217
  2. Asian
    176 ± 159
  3. Hispanic
    43 ± 96

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

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

11.2k
2019 Value
± 768
0.622%
1 Year growth
± 9.59%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forest Lake, MN grew at a rate of 0.622%, from 11.1k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Lake, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,245 people), Production Occupations (1,223 people), and Management Occupations (1,181 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Lake, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest Lake, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,245 people), Production Occupations (1,223 people), and Management Occupations (1,181 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Lake, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.49 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest Lake, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($150,179), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($101,080), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.2k
2019 Value
± 768
0.622%
1 Year growth
± 9.59%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Forest Lake, MN grew at a rate of 0.622%, from 11.1k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Lake, MN, are Manufacturing (1,991 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,540 people), and Retail Trade (1,539 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Lake, MN, though some of these residents may live in Forest Lake, 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 Forest Lake, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,991 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,540 people), and Retail Trade (1,539 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Lake, MN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.96 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.78 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest Lake, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,313), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,173), and Wholesale Trade ($59,375).

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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 Washington County, MN went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 46.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.7%), followed by Other (8.82%). 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.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Washington County, MN
46.5% for the Democratic 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 Forest Lake, MN was $272,200 in 2019, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $260,100 to $272,200, a 4.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Lake, MN is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Forest Lake, MN have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest Lake, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$272,200
2019 Median
± $10,522
$260,100
2018 Median
± $12,920

In 2019, the median property value in Forest Lake, MN grew to to $272,200 from the previous year's value of $260,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest Lake, 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 Forest Lake, 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.
$79,840
Median Household Income
± $8,430
7.59k
Number of Households
± 570

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.59k households in Forest Lake, MN declined from $79,840 from the previous year's value of $81,603.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Lake, 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

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
2019 Homeownership
74.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.2% of the housing units in Forest Lake, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Lake, MN have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.999% of the workforce in Forest Lake, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.43%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.92%)

In 2019, 82.1% of workers in Forest Lake, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.43%) and those who worked at home (5.92%).

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

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Health

95.5% of the population of Forest Lake, MN has health coverage, with 62.9% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 8.49% on non-group plans, and 0.753% 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 Washington County, MN see 932 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.757% increase from the previous year (925 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1312 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 368 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

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932 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, MN

Primary care physicians in Washington County, MN see an average of 932 patients per year. This represents a 0.757% increase from the previous year (925 patients).

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

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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

4.55%
Uninsured
62.9%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
8.49%
Non-Group
0.753%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Lake, MN grew by 3.43% from 4.39% to 4.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest Lake, 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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