Goodhue County, MN

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2019 Population
46,246
0.0627% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
42.2
0.706% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
9.33%
5.65% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$66,800
3.14% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$204,100
4.08% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
24,227
0.929% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Goodhue County, MN had a population of 46.2k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $66,800. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Goodhue County, MN grew from 46,217 to 46,246, a 0.0627% increase and its median household income grew from $64,765 to $66,800, a 3.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Goodhue County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), White (Hispanic) (1.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.01%). 0% of the households in Goodhue County, MN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.3% of the residents in Goodhue County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Goodhue County, MN was $204,100, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%. Most people in Goodhue County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Goodhue County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Goodhue County, MN is home to a population of 46.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.12% of Goodhue County, MN residents were born outside of the country (3.3k people).

In 2019, there were 46.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Goodhue County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 907 White (Hispanic) and 770 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Goodhue County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.6k ± 8
  2. White (Hispanic)
    907 ± 287
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    770 ± 148
3.35%
Hispanic Population
1.55k people

In 2019, there were 46.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Goodhue County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 907 White (Hispanic) and 770 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.35% of the people in Goodhue County, MN are hispanic (1.55k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.12%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.3k people
2.76%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.28k people

As of 2019, 7.12% of Goodhue County, MN residents (3.3k 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 Goodhue County, MN was 2.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Goodhue County, MN was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Goodhue County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Goodhue County, MN residents was 43.

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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

98.3%
2019 Citizenship
98.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.3% of Goodhue County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Goodhue County, MN was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,256 ± 184
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    488 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    393 ± 112

Goodhue County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 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

Median household income in Goodhue County, MN is $66,800. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Goodhue County, MN was Census Tract 805 with a value of $92,031, followed by Census Tract 804 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $84,200 and $73,750.

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 Goodhue County, MN employs 24.2k people. The largest industries in Goodhue County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,288 people), Manufacturing (3,986 people), and Retail Trade (2,325 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,875), Public Administration ($63,138), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,800
2019 value
± $2,830
3.14%
1 Year Growth
± 5.28%

Households in Goodhue County, MN have a median annual income of $66,800, 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 $64,765 in 2018, which represents a 3.14% 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 Goodhue County, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 805
  2. Census Tract 804
  3. Census Tract 803

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Goodhue County, MN was Census Tract 805 with a value of $92,031, followed by Census Tract 804 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $84,200 and $73,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Goodhue County, MN (4.23k out of 45.3k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    3,470 ± 386
  2. Two Or More
    387 ± 123
  3. Black
    243 ± 114

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

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

24.2k
2019 Value
± 776
0.929%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Goodhue County, MN grew at a rate of 0.929%, from 24k employees to 24.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Goodhue County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,742 people), Management Occupations (2,425 people), and Production Occupations (2,139 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Goodhue County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Goodhue County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,742 people), Management Occupations (2,425 people), and Production Occupations (2,139 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Goodhue County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.6 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.56 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Goodhue County, MN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,625), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,568), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,984).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.2k
2019 Value
± 776
0.929%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Goodhue County, MN grew at a rate of 0.929%, from 24k employees to 24.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Goodhue County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,288 people), Manufacturing (3,986 people), and Retail Trade (2,325 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Goodhue County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Goodhue 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 Goodhue County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,288 people), Manufacturing (3,986 people), and Retail Trade (2,325 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Goodhue County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.21 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.33 times), and Manufacturing (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Goodhue County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,875), Public Administration ($63,138), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,000).

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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. $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 Goodhue County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 54.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (36.7%), followed by Other (8.67%). 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.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Goodhue County, MN
54.6% for the Republican 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 Goodhue County, MN was $204,100 in 2019, which is 0.849 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $196,100 to $204,100, a 4.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Goodhue County, MN is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Goodhue County, MN have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Goodhue County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$204,100
2019 Median
± $6,849
$196,100
2018 Median
± $5,755

In 2019, the median property value in Goodhue County, MN grew to to $204,100 from the previous year's value of $196,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Goodhue 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 Goodhue County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$66,800
Median Household Income
± $2,830
19.5k
Number of Households
± 737

In 2019, the median household income of the 19.5k households in Goodhue County, MN grew to $66,800 from the previous year's value of $64,765.

The following chart displays the households in Goodhue 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Goodhue County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Goodhue County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%
2019 Homeownership
75%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.3% of the housing units in Goodhue County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Goodhue County, MN have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Goodhue County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.47%)

In 2019, 81.9% of workers in Goodhue County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.1%) and those who worked at home (5.47%).

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

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Health

95% of the population of Goodhue County, MN has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.815% 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 Goodhue County, MN see 1326 patients per year on average, which represents a 6% increase from the previous year (1251 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2207 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 986 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

1,326 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Goodhue County, MN

Primary care physicians in Goodhue County, MN see an average of 1,326 patients per year. This represents a 6% increase from the previous year (1,251 patients).

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

4.95%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.815%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Goodhue County, MN declined by 9.49% from 5.47% to 4.95%.

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