Granite Falls, MN

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Population

2,638

3.17% growth

Median Age

46.4


Median Household Income

$47,083

0.878% decline

Poverty Rate

18.2%


Number of Employees

1,315

2.02% growth

Median Property Value

$106,100

3.61% growth

About

In 2017, Granite Falls, MN had a population of 2.64k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $47,083. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Granite Falls, MN grew from 2,557 to 2,638, a 3.17% increase and its median household income declined from $47,500 to $47,083, a -0.878% decrease.

The population of Granite Falls, MN is 83.8% White Alone, 9.21% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.55% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Granite Falls, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Granite Falls, MN are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (901 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Granite Falls, MN is $106,100, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Granite Falls, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Granite Falls, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Granite Falls, MN employs 1.32k people. The largest industries in Granite Falls, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (212 people), Retail Trade (193 people), and Construction (113 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($64,750), Wholesale Trade ($52,500), and Manufacturing ($51,736).

Median household income in Granite Falls, MN is $47,083. Males in Granite Falls, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Granite Falls, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,083

2017 value

± $8,136

-0.878%

1 Year Growth

± 23.4%

Households in Granite Falls, MN have a median annual income of $47,083, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,500 in 2016, which represents a -0.878% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Granite Falls, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 9503

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Granite Falls, MN was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $56,450, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Granite Falls, MN (471 out of 2.58k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    317 ± 90

  2. Hispanic

    137 ± 67

  3. Native American

    123 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Granite Falls, 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

1.32k

2017 Value

± 178

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 18.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Granite Falls, MN grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 1.29k employees to 1.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Granite Falls, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (230 people), Management Occupations (130 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (123 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Granite Falls, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Granite Falls, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (230 people), Management Occupations (130 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (123 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Granite Falls, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.59 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Granite Falls, MN, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($74,167), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($73,654), and Management Occupations ($73,214).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.32k

2017 Value

± 178

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 18.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Granite Falls, MN grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 1.29k employees to 1.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Granite Falls, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (212 people), Retail Trade (193 people), and Construction (113 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Granite Falls, MN, though some of these residents may live in Granite Falls, 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 Granite Falls, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (212 people), Retail Trade (193 people), and Construction (113 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Granite Falls, MN has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.01 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.69 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Granite Falls, MN, by median earnings, are Construction ($64,750), Wholesale Trade ($52,500), and Manufacturing ($51,736).

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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. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

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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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B 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. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

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

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Health

90.4% of the population of Granite Falls, MN has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Granite Falls, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Granite Falls, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

9.64%

Uninsured

42.1%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Granite Falls, MN declined by 24.5% from 12.8% to 9.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Granite Falls, 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. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Granite Falls, MN is home to a population of 2.64k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.36% of Granite Falls, MN residents were born outside of the country (36 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Granite Falls, MN is composed of 2.21k White Alone residents (83.8%), 243 Hispanic or Latino residents (9.21%), 120 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.55%), 35 Two or More Races residents (1.33%), 23 Black or African American Alone residents (0.872%), 7 Asian Alone residents (0.265%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Granite Falls, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.3

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Granite Falls, MN was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Granite Falls, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Granite Falls, MN residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

36 people

0.743%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

19 people

As of 2017, 1.36% of Granite Falls, MN residents (36 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Granite Falls, MN was 0.743%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Granite Falls, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Granite Falls, MN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.21k ± 240

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    243 ± 122

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    120 ± 71

In 2017, there were 9.09 times more White Alone residents (2.21k people) in Granite Falls, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 243 Hispanic or Latino and 120 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Granite Falls, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Granite Falls, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Granite Falls, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Granite Falls, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    79 ± 39

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    17 ± 19

  3. World War II

    15 ± 15

Granite Falls, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Granite Falls, MN awarded 901 degrees. The student population of Granite Falls, MN is skewed towards women, with 1,326 male students and 1,724 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Granite Falls, MN are White (715 and 79.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (78 and 8.67%), Black or African American (40 and 4.44%), and Asian (27 and 3%).

The largest universities in Granite Falls, MN by number of degrees awarded are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (901 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Granite Falls, MN are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (339 and 37.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (90 and 9.99%), and Registered Nursing (72 and 7.99%).

The median tuition costs in Granite Falls, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Granite Falls, MN was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 339 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Granite Falls, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

901 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Granite Falls, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Minnesota West Community and Technical College with 901 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

251

Degrees Awarded to Men

650

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 251 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Granite Falls, MN, which is 0.386 times less than the 650 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    715 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    40 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Granite Falls, MN were to White students. These 715 degrees mean that there were 9.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 78 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Granite Falls, MN was $106,100 in 2017, which is 0.488 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,400 to $106,100, a 3.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Granite Falls, MN is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Granite Falls, MN have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Granite Falls, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$47,083

Median Household Income

± $8,136

1.24k

Number of Households

± 160

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.24k households in Granite Falls, MN declined from $47,083 from the previous year's value of $47,500.

The following chart displays the households in Granite Falls, 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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Housing

Property Value

$106,100

2017 Median

± $16,905

$102,400

2016 Median

± $14,044

In 2017, the median property value in Granite Falls, MN grew to to $106,100 from the previous year's value of $102,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Granite Falls, 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 Granite Falls, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Granite Falls, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Granite Falls, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

65.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Granite Falls, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Granite Falls, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Granite Falls, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Granite Falls, MN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Granite Falls, MN have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Granite Falls, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Walked

    5.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Granite Falls, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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