Freeborn County, MN

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2022 Population
30,857
0.081% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
44.1
0.915% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.55%
9.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$65,679
9.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$154,700
17.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Freeborn County, MN had a population of 30.9k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $65,679. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Freeborn County, MN declined from 30,882 to 30,857, a −0.081% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,862 to $65,679, a 9.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Freeborn County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.27%), Other (Hispanic) (3.35%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), and White (Hispanic) (2.69%).

None of the households in Freeborn 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.

97.1% of the residents in Freeborn County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Freeborn County, MN was $154,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Freeborn County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Freeborn County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Freeborn County, MN is home to a population of 30.9k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.84% of Freeborn County, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

In 2022, there were 19.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Freeborn County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Freeborn County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Freeborn County, MN was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Freeborn County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.6k ± 45
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.32k ± 322
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 310
10.6%
Hispanic Population
3.28k people

In 2022, there were 19.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Freeborn County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.6% of the people in Freeborn County, MN are hispanic (3.28k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.49k people
5.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.62k people

As of 2022, 4.84% of Freeborn County, MN residents (1.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Freeborn County, MN was 5.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    719 ± 119
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    232 ± 96
  3. Korea
    201 ± 98

Freeborn County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Freeborn County, MN employs 14.7k people. The largest industries in Freeborn County, MN are Manufacturing (3,152 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,358 people), and Retail Trade (1,755 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,523), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,875), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,708).

Occupations

14.7k
2022 Value
± 592
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 5.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Freeborn County, MN declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 14.9k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Freeborn County, MN, are Production Occupations (1,987 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,688 people), and Management Occupations (1,477 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Freeborn County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.7k
2022 Value
± 592
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 5.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Freeborn County, MN declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 14.9k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Freeborn County, MN, are Manufacturing (3,152 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,358 people), and Retail Trade (1,755 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Freeborn County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Freeborn 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

$51,386
Median earning men ± $2,663
$36,721
Median earning women ± $1,529

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,789), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,583), and Wholesale Trade ($61,528).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,543), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,318).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 219
    Manufacturing
  2. 202
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 192
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Freeborn County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Other (1.22%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Freeborn County, MN was $154,700 in 2022, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,100 to $154,700, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Freeborn County, MN is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Freeborn County, MN have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Freeborn County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Freeborn County, MN is $65,679. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Freeborn County, MN was Census Tract 1807 with a value of $81,583, followed by Census Tract 1802 and Census Tract 1801, with respective values of $77,875 and $76,042.

Property

$154,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,886
$10,100
Median Property Taxes
±$475

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 Freeborn County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.4% of the housing units in Freeborn County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1807
  2. Census Tract 1802
  3. Census Tract 1801

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Freeborn County, MN was Census Tract 1807 with a value of $81,583, followed by Census Tract 1802 and Census Tract 1801, with respective values of $77,875 and $76,042.

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

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Household Income

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$65,679
Median Household Income
± $2,178
12.9k
Number of Households
± 576

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Freeborn County, MN grew to $65,679 from the previous year's value of $59,862.

The following chart displays the households in Freeborn County, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Freeborn County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.45%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.8%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Freeborn County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.45%) and those who worked at home (6.8%).

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

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Freeborn County, MN have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.7% of the workforce in Freeborn 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 Freeborn County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Freeborn County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.55% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Freeborn County, MN (2.9k out of 30.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

93.4% of the population of Freeborn County, MN has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Freeborn County, MN see 1781 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.558% decrease from the previous year (1791 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2336 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 706 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,781 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Freeborn County, MN

Primary care physicians in Freeborn County, MN see an average of 1,781 patients per year. This represents a 0.558% decrease from the previous year (1,791 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Freeborn County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.6%
Uninsured
44.4%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Freeborn County, MN grew by 21.5% from 5.43% to 6.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Freeborn County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.8 in Freeborn County, MN.

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Health Behaviors

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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 34.6% in Freeborn County, MN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.96% in Freeborn County, MN.

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