Olmsted County, MN

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Population

151,685

1.05% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$72,337

4.37% growth

Poverty Rate

9.05%


Number of Employees

80,838

0.876% growth

Median Property Value

$188,300

5.79% growth

About

In 2017, Olmsted County, MN had a population of 152k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $72,337. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Olmsted County, MN grew from 150,104 to 151,685, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $69,308 to $72,337, a 4.37% increase.

The population of Olmsted County, MN is 81.1% White Alone, 5.8% Asian Alone, and 5.5% Black or African American Alone. 12.9% of the people in Olmsted County, MN speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Olmsted County, MN are Rochester Community and Technical College (1,197 degrees awarded in 2016), Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (179 degrees), and University of Minnesota-Rochester (105 degrees).

The median property value in Olmsted County, MN is $188,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Olmsted County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Olmsted County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Olmsted County, MN employs 80.8k people. The largest industries in Olmsted County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,444 people), Retail Trade (8,332 people), and Manufacturing (6,607 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,023), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,103), and Public Administration ($60,319).

Median household income in Olmsted County, MN is $72,337. Males in Olmsted 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 Olmsted County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,337

2017 value

± $1,659

4.37%

1 Year Growth

± 3.02%

Households in Olmsted County, MN have a median annual income of $72,337, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,308 in 2016, which represents a 4.37% 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 Olmsted County, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Olmsted County, MN 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

  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 Olmsted 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Olmsted County, MN by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Olmsted 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 12.03

  2. Census Tract 12.01

  3. Census Tract 16.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Olmsted County, MN was Census Tract 12.03 with a value of $156,382, followed by Census Tract 12.01 and Census Tract 16.03, with respective values of $104,663 and $98,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Olmsted County, MN (13.5k out of 149k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    9,006 ± 610

  2. Black

    3,433 ± 406

  3. Hispanic

    1,393 ± 289

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

80.8k

2017 Value

± 1,541

0.876%

1 Year growth

± 2.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Olmsted County, MN grew at a rate of 0.876%, from 80.1k employees to 80.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Olmsted County, MN, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (10,901 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,947 people), and Management Occupations (7,459 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Olmsted County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Olmsted County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (10,901 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,947 people), and Management Occupations (7,459 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Olmsted County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3.38 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.6 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Olmsted County, MN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,603), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,552).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

80.8k

2017 Value

± 1,541

0.876%

1 Year growth

± 2.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Olmsted County, MN grew at a rate of 0.876%, from 80.1k employees to 80.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Olmsted County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,444 people), Retail Trade (8,332 people), and Manufacturing (6,607 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Olmsted County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Olmsted 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 Olmsted County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,444 people), Retail Trade (8,332 people), and Manufacturing (6,607 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Olmsted County, MN has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (2.81 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.06 times), and Retail Trade (0.903 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Olmsted County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,023), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,103), and Public Administration ($60,319).

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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

95.3% of the population of Olmsted County, MN has health coverage, with 62.6% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.557% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Olmsted County, MN see 438 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.905% decrease from the previous year (442 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1014 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 312 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

438 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Olmsted County, MN see an average of 438 patients per year. This represents a 0.905% decrease from the previous year (442 patients).

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

4.71%

Uninsured

62.6%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

0.557%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Olmsted County, MN declined by 11.2% from 5.31% to 4.71%.

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

Olmsted County, MN is home to a population of 152k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.8% of Olmsted County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Olmsted County, MN is composed of 123k White Alone residents (81.1%), 8.8k Asian Alone residents (5.8%), 8.34k Black or African American Alone residents (5.5%), 7.24k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.77%), 3.69k Two or More Races residents (2.43%), 289 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.191%), 238 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.157%), and 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0132%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Olmsted County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,527 speakers), African Languages (3,551 speakers), and Arabic (1,224 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Olmsted County, MN was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Olmsted County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Olmsted County, MN residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.8% of Olmsted 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 Olmsted County, MN was 10.6%, 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 Olmsted County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Olmsted County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

94.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.4% of Olmsted County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Olmsted County, MN was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    123k ± 141

  2. Asian Alone

    8.8k ± 397

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.34k ± 480

In 2017, there were 14 times more White Alone residents (123k people) in Olmsted County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.8k Asian Alone and 8.34k 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 Olmsted County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,527 speakers (3.28%)

  2. African Languages

    3,551 speakers (2.57%)

  3. Arabic

    1,224 speakers (0.887%)

12.9% of Olmsted 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 Olmsted County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.28% of the overall population of Olmsted County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.57% speak African Languages and 0.887% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,065 ± 232

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,018 ± 200

  3. Korea

    1,002 ± 190

Olmsted County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Olmsted County, MN awarded 1,761 degrees. The student population of Olmsted County, MN is skewed towards women, with 2,604 male students and 4,272 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Olmsted County, MN are White (1,379 and 80%), followed by Black or African American (111 and 6.44%), Asian (85 and 4.93%), and Hispanic or Latino (70 and 4.06%).

The largest universities in Olmsted County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Rochester Community and Technical College (1,197 and 68%), Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (179 and 10.2%), and University of Minnesota-Rochester (105 and 5.96%).

The most popular majors in Olmsted County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (285 and 16.2%), General Health Services (110 and 6.25%), and Registered Nursing (96 and 5.45%).

The median tuition costs in Olmsted County, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,896 and $11,896 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. 285 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Olmsted County, MN was Registered Nursing with 96 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,197 degrees awarded

  2. 179 degrees awarded

  3. 105 degrees awarded

$11,896

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Olmsted County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rochester Community and Technical College with 1,197 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

597

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,164

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 597 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Olmsted County, MN, which is 0.513 times less than the 1,164 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

    1,379 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    85 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Olmsted County, MN were to White students. These 1,379 degrees mean that there were 12.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Olmsted County, MN was $188,300 in 2017, which is 0.865 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $178,000 to $188,300, a 5.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Olmsted County, MN is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Olmsted County, MN have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Olmsted 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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$72,337

Median Household Income

± $1,659

59.8k

Number of Households

± 1,395

In 2017, the median household income of the 59.8k households in Olmsted County, MN grew to $72,337 from the previous year's value of $69,308.

The following chart displays the households in Olmsted 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

$188,300

2017 Median

± $2,252

$178,000

2016 Median

± $2,824

In 2017, the median property value in Olmsted County, MN grew to to $188,300 from the previous year's value of $178,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Olmsted County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Olmsted County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.8% of the housing units in Olmsted County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Olmsted County, MN have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Olmsted County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Public Transit

    5.39%

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

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