McLean County, ND

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2019 Population
9,584
0.25% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
46
0.217% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
7.96%
2.64% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$68,529
4.39% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$174,400
6.99% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
4,552
0.154% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, McLean County, ND had a population of 9.58k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $68,529. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of McLean County, ND declined from 9,608 to 9,584, a −0.25% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,648 to $68,529, a 4.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McLean County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.38%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), White (Hispanic) (0.835%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.783%). 0% of the households in McLean County, ND speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.4% of the residents in McLean County, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in McLean County, ND was $174,400, and the homeownership rate was 81.2%. Most people in McLean County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in McLean County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

McLean County, ND is home to a population of 9.58k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.24% of McLean County, ND residents were born outside of the country (119 people).

In 2019, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.54k people) in McLean County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 611 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 110 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McLean County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.54k ± 13
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    611 ± 45
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    110 ± 42.1
2.47%
Hispanic Population
237 people

In 2019, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.54k people) in McLean County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 611 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 110 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.47% of the people in McLean County, ND are hispanic (237 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.24%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
119 people
1.17%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
112 people

As of 2019, 1.24% of McLean County, ND residents (119 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McLean County, ND was 1.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in McLean County, ND was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in McLean County, ND are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all McLean County, ND residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,821 ± 1,302 people
  2. Philippines
    2,784 ± 1,293 people
  3. Canada
    2,383 ± 1,197 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 2,821 North Dakota residents, followed by Philippines with 2,784 and Canada with 2,383.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2019 Citizenship
99.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.4% of McLean County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in McLean County, ND was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    336 ± 61
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    115 ± 48
  3. Korea
    61 ± 33

McLean County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota (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 North Dakota. 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 North Dakota.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Dakota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,005. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of McLean County, ND employs 4.55k people. The largest industries in McLean County, ND are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (618 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (603 people), and Educational Services (388 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,652), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,548), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,174).

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,529
2019 value
± $3,443
4.39%
1 Year Growth
± 6.68%

Households in McLean County, ND have a median annual income of $68,529, 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 $65,648 in 2018, which represents a 4.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$65,092
Average Male Salary in North Dakota
± $3,239
$47,005
Average Female Salary in North Dakota
± $2,548

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Dakota made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Dakota 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 North Dakota
  1. White
    $50,652 ± $2,077
  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $44,913 ± $25,375
  3. American Indian
    $40,584 ± $9,716

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Dakota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McLean County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.43
2019 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.429
2018 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2019, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.262% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9608
  2. Census Tract 9610

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McLean County, ND (751 out of 9.43k 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 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    630 ± 97
  2. Native American
    103 ± 55
  3. Hispanic
    18 ± 63

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McLean County, ND is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.55k
2019 Value
± 236
0.154%
1 Year growth
± 7.29%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in McLean County, ND grew at a rate of 0.154%, from 4.55k employees to 4.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McLean County, ND, are Management Occupations (735 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (439 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (336 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McLean County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McLean County, ND, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (735 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (439 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (336 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McLean County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.9 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.36 times), and Management Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McLean County, ND, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,347), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,708), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($64,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.55k
2019 Value
± 236
0.154%
1 Year growth
± 7.29%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in McLean County, ND grew at a rate of 0.154%, from 4.55k employees to 4.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McLean County, ND, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (618 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (603 people), and Educational Services (388 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McLean County, ND, though some of these residents may live in McLean County, ND 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 McLean County, ND, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (618 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (603 people), and Educational Services (388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McLean County, ND has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.5 times), and Utilities (6.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McLean County, ND, by median earnings, are Utilities ($100,652), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,548), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,174).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $62.8B
  2. $10.4B
  3. $9.05B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $62.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($10.4B) and Other ag prods. ($9.05B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$148B
2020 Value in North Dakota
$277B
Projected 2050 Value in North Dakota
87.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Dakota trade was $148B. This is expected to increase 87.3% to $277B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Dakota 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 North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $17.1B
  2. $16.8B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $17.1B, followed by Texas with $16.8B and Illinois and $16.3B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in McLean County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 75.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%). The most partisan county was Slope County, ND with 89% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

McLean County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for McLean County, ND
75.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Dakota
  1. 89% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Dakota was Slope County, ND with 89% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Dakota colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Dakota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing North Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from McLean County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

McLean County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for McLean County, ND have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McLean County, ND was $174,400 in 2019, which is 0.725 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $163,000 to $174,400, a 6.99% increase. The homeownership rate in McLean County, ND is 81.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in McLean County, ND have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McLean County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$174,400
2019 Median
± $7,613
$163,000
2018 Median
± $5,930

In 2019, the median property value in McLean County, ND grew to to $174,400 from the previous year's value of $163,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,529
Median Household Income
± $3,443
4.33k
Number of Households
± 240

In 2019, the median household income of the 4.33k households in McLean County, ND grew to $68,529 from the previous year's value of $65,648.

The following chart displays the households in McLean County, ND 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

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.2%
2019 Homeownership
80.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 81.2% of the housing units in McLean County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McLean County, ND have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in McLean County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (76%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.94%)
  3. Carpooled (8.94%)

In 2019, 76% of workers in McLean County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.94%) and those who carpooled to work (8.94%).

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

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Health

94.7% of the population of McLean County, ND has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 6.26% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Dakota was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in McLean County, ND see 4770 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (4842 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4725 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 9450 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sioux County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.1%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,770 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McLean County, ND

Primary care physicians in McLean County, ND see an average of 4,770 patients per year. This represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (4,842 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McLean County, ND 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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$9,851
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Dakota
$4,410
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,413
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,461
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

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

5.32%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
6.26%
Medicaid
18.3%
Medicare
20.6%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in McLean County, ND grew by 6.68% from 4.99% to 5.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McLean County, ND 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. 24.1% prevalence
  2. 16.8% prevalence
  3. 15.3% prevalence

Sioux County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 24.1%.

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

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