Little Falls, MN

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Population

8,648

0.392% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$37,201

0.489% growth

Poverty Rate

17.4%


Number of Employees

4,101

3.46% decline

Median Property Value

$120,900

1.85% growth

About

In 2017, Little Falls, MN had a population of 8.65k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $37,201. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Little Falls, MN declined from 8,682 to 8,648, a -0.392% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,020 to $37,201, a 0.489% increase.

The population of Little Falls, MN is 93.7% White Alone, 2.02% Black or African American Alone, and 1.7% Two or More Races. 2.09% of the people in Little Falls, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Little Falls, MN is $120,900, and the homeownership rate is 59.8%. Most people in Little Falls, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Little Falls, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Little Falls, MN employs 4.1k people. The largest industries in Little Falls, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (831 people), Manufacturing (683 people), and Retail Trade (575 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,667), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,182), and Information ($51,154).

Median household income in Little Falls, MN is $37,201. Males in Little 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 Little Falls, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,201

2017 value

± $2,428

0.489%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in Little Falls, MN have a median annual income of $37,201, 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 $37,020 in 2016, which represents a 0.489% 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 Little Falls, 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 Little Falls, 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 Little 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 7803

  2. Census Tract 7802

  3. Census Tract 7807

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Little Falls, MN was Census Tract 7803 with a value of $63,586, followed by Census Tract 7802 and Census Tract 7807, with respective values of $53,059 and $40,989.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Little Falls, MN (1.47k out of 8.41k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 75+.

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

    1,194 ± 251

  2. Black

    162 ± 76

  3. Asian

    78 ± 67

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Little Falls, MN is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

4.1k

2017 Value

± 382

-3.46%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Little Falls, MN declined at a rate of -3.46%, from 4.25k employees to 4.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Little Falls, MN, are Production Occupations (616 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (532 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (364 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Little Falls, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Little Falls, MN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (616 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (532 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Little Falls, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.72 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.59 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Little Falls, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,652), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($76,250), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($67,604).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.1k

2017 Value

± 382

-3.46%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Little Falls, MN declined at a rate of -3.46%, from 4.25k employees to 4.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Little Falls, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (831 people), Manufacturing (683 people), and Retail Trade (575 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Little Falls, MN, though some of these residents may live in Little 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 Little Falls, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (831 people), Manufacturing (683 people), and Retail Trade (575 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Little Falls, MN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.65 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.46 times), and Retail Trade (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Little Falls, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,667), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,182), and Information ($51,154).

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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% of the population of Little Falls, MN has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 3.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Little 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%).

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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

5.01%

Uninsured

37.9%

Employer Coverage

26%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

3.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Little Falls, MN declined by 25.2% from 6.69% to 5.01%.

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

Little Falls, MN is home to a population of 8.65k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.25% of Little Falls, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Little Falls, MN is composed of 8.11k White Alone residents (93.7%), 175 Black or African American Alone residents (2.02%), 147 Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 91 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.05%), 78 Asian Alone residents (0.902%), 46 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.532%), 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0694%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Little Falls, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (75 speakers), German (59 speakers), and Polish (20 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Little Falls, MN was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Little Falls, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Little Falls, MN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.622%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.25% of Little Falls, 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 Little Falls, MN was 0.622%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Little Falls, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Little Falls, MN was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.11k ± 154

  2. Black or African American Alone

    175 ± 123

  3. Two or More Races

    147 ± 76

In 2017, there were 46.3 times more White Alone residents (8.11k people) in Little Falls, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 175 Black or African American Alone and 147 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 Little Falls, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    75 speakers (0.916%)

  2. German

    59 speakers (0.72%)

  3. Polish

    20 speakers (0.244%)

2.09% of Little Falls, 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 Little Falls, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.916% of the overall population of Little Falls, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.72% speak German and 0.244% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    273 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    102 ± 55

  3. Korea

    76 ± 70

Little Falls, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Little Falls, MN was $120,900 in 2017, which is 0.556 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,700 to $120,900, a 1.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Little Falls, MN is 59.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Little Falls, MN have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Little Falls, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,201

Median Household Income

± $2,428

3.79k

Number of Households

± 371

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.79k households in Little Falls, MN grew to $37,201 from the previous year's value of $37,020.

The following chart displays the households in Little 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$120,900

2017 Median

± $8,911

$118,700

2016 Median

± $7,469

In 2017, the median property value in Little Falls, MN grew to to $120,900 from the previous year's value of $118,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Little 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 Little 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 Little Falls, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Little Falls, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.8%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.8% of the housing units in Little Falls, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Little 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 Little Falls, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Little Falls, MN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Little Falls, MN have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in Little Falls, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.19%

  3. Walked

    4.05%

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

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