Lake County, MN

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Population

10,578

1.33% decline

Median Age

50.3


Median Household Income

$56,078

7.18% growth

Poverty Rate

9.29%


Number of Employees

4,803

0.846% decline

Median Property Value

$165,800

0.668% growth

About

In 2017, Lake County, MN had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 50.3 and a median household income of $56,078. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake County, MN declined from 10,721 to 10,578, a -1.33% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,320 to $56,078, a 7.18% increase.

The population of Lake County, MN is 95.8% White Alone, 1.45% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.12% Two or More Races. 2.02% of the people in Lake County, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lake County, MN is $165,800, and the homeownership rate is 83.8%. Most people in Lake County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, MN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, MN employs 4.8k people. The largest industries in Lake County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (898 people), Manufacturing (622 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (530 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,333), Utilities ($83,162), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,193).

Median household income in Lake County, MN is $56,078. Males in Lake County, 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 Lake County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,078

2017 value

± $4,936

7.18%

1 Year Growth

± 9.39%

Households in Lake County, MN have a median annual income of $56,078, 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 $52,320 in 2016, which represents a 7.18% 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 Lake County, MN 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 Lake County, MN 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 Lake County, 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 3701

  2. Census Tract 3703

  3. Census Tract 3704

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, MN was Census Tract 3701 with a value of $59,920, followed by Census Tract 3703 and Census Tract 3704, with respective values of $43,098 and $41,818.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, MN (960 out of 10.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 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

    869 ± 145

  2. Black

    51 ± 76

  3. Two Or More

    28 ± 67

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

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

4.8k

2017 Value

± 373

-0.846%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, MN declined at a rate of -0.846%, from 4.84k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, MN, are Management Occupations (694 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (456 people), and Production Occupations (438 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (694 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (456 people), and Production Occupations (438 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.67 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.57 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, MN, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,833), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,819), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,591).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.8k

2017 Value

± 373

-0.846%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, MN declined at a rate of -0.846%, from 4.84k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (898 people), Manufacturing (622 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (530 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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 Lake County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (898 people), Manufacturing (622 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (530 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, MN has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.94 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.37 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, MN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,333), Utilities ($83,162), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,193).

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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 with $22.1B and Nonmetal min. prods. and $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

95.4% of the population of Lake County, MN has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MN see 1063 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.468% decrease from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1771 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

1,063 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MN see an average of 1,063 patients per year. This represents a 0.468% decrease from the previous year (1,068 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%).

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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

4.56%

Uninsured

49.2%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

16.6%

Medicare

16.1%

Non-Group

1.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, MN declined by 7.06% from 4.9% to 4.56%.

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

Lake County, MN is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.32% of Lake County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake County, MN is composed of 10.1k White Alone residents (95.8%), 153 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.45%), 119 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 110 Black or African American Alone residents (1.04%), 50 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.473%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0662%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0378%), and 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0378%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lake County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (65 speakers), Other & Unspecified Languages (35 speakers), and Chinese (18 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake County, MN was 50.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Lake County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lake County, MN residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.32% of Lake County, MN residents 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 Lake County, MN was 2.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Lake County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Lake County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Lake County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, MN was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.1k ± 14

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    153 ± 62.6

  3. Two or More Races

    119 ± 42.4

In 2017, there were 66.2 times more White Alone residents (10.1k people) in Lake County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 153 Hispanic or Latino and 119 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    65 speakers (0.639%)

  2. Other & Unspecified Languages

    35 speakers (0.344%)

  3. Chinese

    18 speakers (0.177%)

2.02% of Lake County, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lake County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.639% of the overall population of Lake County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.344% speak Other & Unspecified Languages and 0.177% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    409 ± 64

  2. Korea

    137 ± 46

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    91 ± 56

Lake County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, MN was $165,800 in 2017, which is 0.762 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,700 to $165,800, a 0.668% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, MN is 83.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, MN have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,078

Median Household Income

± $4,936

5.08k

Number of Households

± 355

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.08k households in Lake County, MN grew to $56,078 from the previous year's value of $52,320.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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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Housing

Property Value

$165,800

2017 Median

± $4,288

$164,700

2016 Median

± $5,020

In 2017, the median property value in Lake County, MN grew to to $165,800 from the previous year's value of $164,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake 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 Lake County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.8%

2017 Homeownership

80.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.8% of the housing units in Lake County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake County, 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 Lake County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, MN have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Lake County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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