Nobles County, MN

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Population

21,854

0.575% growth

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$53,267

0.00375% decline

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

10,580

0.676% growth

Median Property Value

$118,300

4.6% growth

About

In 2017, Nobles County, MN had a population of 21.9k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $53,267. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nobles County, MN grew from 21,729 to 21,854, a 0.575% increase and its median household income declined from $53,269 to $53,267, a -0.00375% decrease.

The population of Nobles County, MN is 60.8% White Alone, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.26% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Nobles County, MN speak a non-English language, and 85.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nobles County, MN are Avalon School of Cosmetology (13 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Nobles County, MN is $118,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.1%. Most people in Nobles County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Nobles County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Nobles County, MN employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Nobles County, MN are Manufacturing (2,802 people), Retail Trade (1,331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,257 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($50,560), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,486), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,917).

Median household income in Nobles County, MN is $53,267. Males in Nobles 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 Nobles County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,267

2017 value

± $2,305

-0.00375%

1 Year Growth

± 5.76%

Households in Nobles County, MN have a median annual income of $53,267, 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 $53,269 in 2016, which represents a -0.00375% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nobles 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 1056

  2. Census Tract 1051

  3. Census Tract 1052

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nobles County, MN was Census Tract 1056 with a value of $57,642, followed by Census Tract 1051 and Census Tract 1052, with respective values of $56,250 and $55,476.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Nobles County, 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

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nobles County, MN (3.38k out of 21.4k 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 < 5 and then Males 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

    1,957 ± 253

  2. Hispanic

    1,582 ± 303

  3. Other

    584 ± 213

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

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

10.6k

2017 Value

± 534

0.676%

1 Year growth

± 6.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nobles County, MN grew at a rate of 0.676%, from 10.5k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nobles County, MN, are Production Occupations (1,977 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,207 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (992 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nobles County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nobles County, MN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,977 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,207 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (992 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nobles County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.7 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.22 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nobles County, MN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,281), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,833), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.6k

2017 Value

± 534

0.676%

1 Year growth

± 6.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nobles County, MN grew at a rate of 0.676%, from 10.5k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nobles County, MN, are Manufacturing (2,802 people), Retail Trade (1,331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,257 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nobles County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Nobles 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 Nobles County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,802 people), Retail Trade (1,331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nobles County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.94 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.62 times), and Utilities (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nobles County, MN, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($50,560), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,486), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,917).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

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

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

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Health

91.2% of the population of Nobles County, MN has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.547% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Nobles County, MN see 1209 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.834% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1986 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1150 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

1,209 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nobles County, MN see an average of 1,209 patients per year. This represents a 0.834% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nobles 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

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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

8.81%

Uninsured

46%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

15%

Non-Group

0.547%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nobles County, MN declined by 18.4% from 10.8% to 8.81%.

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

Nobles County, MN is home to a population of 21.9k people, from which 85.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.9% of Nobles County, MN residents were born outside of the country (4.35k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Nobles County, MN is composed of 13.3k White Alone residents (60.8%), 5.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.8%), 1.37k Asian Alone residents (6.26%), 948 Black or African American Alone residents (4.34%), 276 Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 100 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.458%), 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0275%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Nobles County, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nobles County, MN was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Nobles County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Nobles County, MN residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.35k people

20.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.41k people

As of 2017, 19.9% of Nobles County, MN residents (4.35k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nobles County, MN was 20.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

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

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Citizenship

85.8%

2017 Citizenship

84.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.8% of Nobles County, MN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nobles County, MN was 84.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.3k ± 3

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.86k ± 665

  3. Asian Alone

    1.37k ± 105

In 2017, there were 2.27 times more White Alone residents (13.3k people) in Nobles County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.86k Hispanic or Latino and 1.37k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    455 ± 68

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    112 ± 58

  3. Korea

    111 ± 43

Nobles County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Nobles County, MN awarded 13 degrees. The student population of Nobles County, MN is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 24 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nobles County, MN are White (10 and 76.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 15.4%), Black or African American (1 and 7.69%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Nobles County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Avalon School of Cosmetology (13 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Nobles County, MN are General Cosmetology (13 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Nobles 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. 13 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Nobles County, MN was General Cosmetology with 13 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Nobles County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

13 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Nobles County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Avalon School of Cosmetology with 13 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

12

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nobles County, MN, which is 0.0833 times less than the 12 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

    10 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Nobles County, MN were to White students. These 10 degrees mean that there were 5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nobles County, MN was $118,300 in 2017, which is 0.544 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,100 to $118,300, a 4.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Nobles County, MN is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nobles County, MN have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nobles 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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$53,267

Median Household Income

± $2,305

7.92k

Number of Households

± 414

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.92k households in Nobles County, MN declined from $53,267 from the previous year's value of $53,269.

The following chart displays the households in Nobles 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

$118,300

2017 Median

± $5,889

$113,100

2016 Median

± $6,119

In 2017, the median property value in Nobles County, MN grew to to $118,300 from the previous year's value of $113,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.1%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.1% of the housing units in Nobles County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nobles County, MN have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Nobles County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73%

  2. Carpooled

    17.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.18%

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

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