Mower County, MN

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Population

39,386

0.352% growth

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$53,700

3.71% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

19,157

0.504% growth

Median Property Value

$114,700

0.526% growth

About

In 2017, Mower County, MN had a population of 39.4k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $53,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mower County, MN grew from 39,248 to 39,386, a 0.352% increase and its median household income grew from $51,778 to $53,700, a 3.71% increase.

The population of Mower County, MN is 80.8% White Alone, 11% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.43% Black or African American Alone. 13% of the people in Mower County, MN speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mower County, MN are Riverland Community College (801 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Mower County, MN is $114,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.3%. Most people in Mower County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Mower County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Mower County, MN employs 19.2k people. The largest industries in Mower County, MN are Manufacturing (4,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,910 people), and Retail Trade (1,896 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,961), Public Administration ($50,956), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,632).

Median household income in Mower County, MN is $53,700. Males in Mower 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 Mower County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,700

2017 value

± $2,339

3.71%

1 Year Growth

± 5.27%

Households in Mower County, MN have a median annual income of $53,700, 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 $51,778 in 2016, which represents a 3.71% 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 Mower 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 Mower 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 Mower 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9

  2. Census Tract 12

  3. Census Tract 14

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mower County, MN was Census Tract 9 with a value of $72,750, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $64,955 and $62,115.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mower County, MN (5.05k out of 38.7k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    4,370 ± 375

  2. Hispanic

    1,687 ± 253

  3. Black

    378 ± 189

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mower County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.2k

2017 Value

± 716

0.504%

1 Year growth

± 5.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mower County, MN grew at a rate of 0.504%, from 19.1k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mower County, MN, are Production Occupations (2,486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,399 people), and Management Occupations (1,611 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mower County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mower County, MN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,399 people), and Management Occupations (1,611 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mower County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.42 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.24 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mower County, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,127), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,375), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($62,368).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.2k

2017 Value

± 716

0.504%

1 Year growth

± 5.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mower County, MN grew at a rate of 0.504%, from 19.1k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mower County, MN, are Manufacturing (4,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,910 people), and Retail Trade (1,896 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mower County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Mower 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 Mower County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,910 people), and Retail Trade (1,896 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mower County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.83 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.17 times), and Manufacturing (2.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mower County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,961), Public Administration ($50,956), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,632).

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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

92.9% of the population of Mower County, MN has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.657% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mower County, MN see 2059 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.73% increase from the previous year (1966 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2061 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1004 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

2,059 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mower County, MN see an average of 2,059 patients per year. This represents a 4.73% increase from the previous year (1,966 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mower County, MN in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

7.13%

Uninsured

49.2%

Employer Coverage

15.4%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

0.657%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mower County, MN declined by 7.17% from 7.68% to 7.13%.

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

Mower County, MN is home to a population of 39.4k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.75% of Mower County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Mower County, MN is composed of 31.8k White Alone residents (80.8%), 4.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (11%), 1.35k Black or African American Alone residents (3.43%), 964 Asian Alone residents (2.45%), 805 Two or More Races residents (2.04%), 55 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.14%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.102%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mower County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,401 speakers), German (189 speakers), and African Languages (186 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mower County, MN was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Mower County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Mower County, MN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.75% of Mower 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 Mower County, MN was 8.05%, 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 Mower County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Mower County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Mower County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mower County, MN was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31.8k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.33k ± 376

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.35k ± 184

In 2017, there were 7.35 times more White Alone residents (31.8k people) in Mower County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.33k Hispanic or Latino and 1.35k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,401 speakers (9.28%)

  2. German

    189 speakers (0.516%)

  3. African Languages

    186 speakers (0.508%)

13% of Mower 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 Mower County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 9.28% of the overall population of Mower County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.516% speak German and 0.508% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,009 ± 121

  2. Korea

    363 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    297 ± 105

Mower County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mower County, MN awarded 801 degrees. The student population of Mower County, MN is skewed towards women, with 1,492 male students and 1,710 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mower County, MN are White (662 and 83.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (83 and 10.5%), Black or African American (20 and 2.52%), and Two or More Races (14 and 1.76%).

The largest universities in Mower County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Riverland Community College (801 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mower County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (235 and 29.3%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (111 and 13.9%), and Registered Nursing (35 and 4.37%).

The median tuition costs in Mower County, 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

Most Common

  1. 235 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mower County, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 235 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mower County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

801 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mower County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Riverland Community College with 801 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

333

Degrees Awarded to Men

468

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 333 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mower County, MN, which is 0.712 times less than the 468 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

    662 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    83 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mower County, MN were to White students. These 662 degrees mean that there were 7.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 83 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mower County, MN was $114,700 in 2017, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,100 to $114,700, a 0.526% increase. The homeownership rate in Mower County, MN is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mower County, MN have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mower 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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$53,700

Median Household Income

± $2,339

15.5k

Number of Households

± 640

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.5k households in Mower County, MN grew to $53,700 from the previous year's value of $51,778.

The following chart displays the households in Mower 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

$114,700

2017 Median

± $4,341

$114,100

2016 Median

± $3,918

In 2017, the median property value in Mower County, MN grew to to $114,700 from the previous year's value of $114,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.3% of the housing units in Mower County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mower County, MN have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Mower County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    2.97%

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

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