Pennington County, MN

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2022 Population
13,995
0.484% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0.759% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.63%
6.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,504
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$173,800
7.22% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,487
0.443% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pennington County, MN had a population of 14k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $71,504. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pennington County, MN declined from 14,063 to 13,995, a −0.484% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,268 to $71,504, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pennington County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), White (Hispanic) (2.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.31%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%).

None of the households in Pennington County, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Pennington County, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pennington County, MN are Northland Community and Technical College (810 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pennington County, MN was $173,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Pennington County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pennington County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pennington County, MN is home to a population of 14k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.56% of Pennington County, MN residents were born outside of the country (358 people).

In 2022, there were 34.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Pennington County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 365 White (Hispanic) and 342 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Pennington County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pennington County, MN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pennington County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 40
  2. White (Hispanic)
    365 ± 105
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    342 ± 115
4.54%
Hispanic Population
636 people

In 2022, there were 34.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Pennington County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 365 White (Hispanic) and 342 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.54% of the people in Pennington County, MN are hispanic (636 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,321 ± 5,642 people
  2. Somalia
    38,263 ± 4,786 people
  3. India
    30,262 ± 4,259 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 53,321 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 38,263 and India with 30,262.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
358 people
2.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
323 people

As of 2022, 2.56% of Pennington County, MN residents (358 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pennington County, MN was 2.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    265 ± 70
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    129 ± 77
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    66 ± 37

Pennington County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pennington County, MN employs 7.49k people. The largest industries in Pennington County, MN are Manufacturing (1,431 people), Wholesale Trade (1,378 people), and Retail Trade (944 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,292), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,234), and Transportation & Warehousing ($58,978).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.49k
2022 Value
± 446
0.443%
1 Year growth
± 8.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pennington County, MN grew at a rate of 0.443%, from 7.45k employees to 7.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pennington County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (950 people), Sales & Related Occupations (874 people), and Material Moving Occupations (804 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pennington County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.49k
2022 Value
± 446
0.443%
1 Year growth
± 8.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pennington County, MN grew at a rate of 0.443%, from 7.45k employees to 7.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pennington County, MN, are Manufacturing (1,431 people), Wholesale Trade (1,378 people), and Retail Trade (944 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pennington County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Pennington County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,189
Median earning men ± $2,673
$40,412
Median earning women ± $2,728

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,167), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,417), and Wholesale Trade ($60,352).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($48,897), Public Administration ($46,711), and Manufacturing ($45,010).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 116
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 100
    Retail Trade
  3. 93
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennington County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 62.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.42%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

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 Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pennington County, MN awarded 810 degrees. The student population of Pennington County, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,030 male students and 1,465 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pennington County, MN are White (662 and 82.1%), followed by Black or African American (40 and 4.96%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 4.34%), and Asian (23 and 2.85%).

The largest universities in Pennington County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Northland Community and Technical College (810 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pennington County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (138 and 17%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (103 and 12.7%), and Registered Nursing (71 and 8.77%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,495 students enrolled in Pennington County, MN, 41.3% men and 58.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,992 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 138 degrees awarded
  2. 71 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pennington County, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 138 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
810 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northland Community and Technical College with 810 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 328 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pennington County, MN, which is 0.68 times less than the 482 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 662 degrees mean that there were 16.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 40 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,627) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($617) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pennington County, MN was $173,800 in 2022, which is 0.617 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,100 to $173,800, a 7.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Pennington County, MN is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pennington County, MN have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pennington County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pennington County, MN is $71,504. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pennington County, MN was Census Tract 903 with a value of $96,750, followed by Census Tract 901 and Census Tract 902, with respective values of $82,938 and $66,746.

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pennington County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.12%.

Property

$173,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,082
$4,467
Median Property Taxes
±$302

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pennington County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Pennington County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 903
  2. Census Tract 901
  3. Census Tract 902

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pennington County, MN was Census Tract 903 with a value of $96,750, followed by Census Tract 901 and Census Tract 902, with respective values of $82,938 and $66,746.

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

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Household Income

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$71,504
Median Household Income
± $4,314
6.15k
Number of Households
± 413

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.15k households in Pennington County, MN grew to $71,504 from the previous year's value of $64,268.

The following chart displays the households in Pennington 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pennington County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.49%)
  3. Carpooled (6.22%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Pennington County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.49%) and those who carpooled to work (6.22%).

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Commute Time

13.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pennington County, MN have a shorter commute time (13.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Pennington County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pennington County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pennington County, MN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pennington County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pennington County, MN (1.33k out of 13.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pennington County, MN is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.5% of the children was living in poverty in Pennington County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 105 in Pennington County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.143 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.8% of the population of Pennington County, MN has health coverage, with 58.9% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.986% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennington County, MN see 1412 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.3% decrease from the previous year (1575 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1542 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 347 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,412 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennington County, MN

Primary care physicians in Pennington County, MN see an average of 1,412 patients per year. This represents a 10.3% decrease from the previous year (1,575 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.16%
Uninsured
58.9%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.986%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pennington County, MN grew by 13.2% from 2.79% to 3.16%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Pennington County, MN.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.8% in Pennington County, MN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.06% in Pennington County, MN.

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