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6.14% growth


The economy of Polk County, MN employs 15,882 people. The economy of Polk County, MN is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 5.49; 1.61; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Polk County, MN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,658), Educational Services (1,873), and Retail trade (1,827), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,000), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,891), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,656).

Median household income in Polk County, MN is $53,059. Males in Polk County, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,877. The income inequality of Polk County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.387 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Polk County, MN. In Polk County, MN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 50 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,486. Beltrami County, MN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Minnesota.


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Polk County, MN is home to a population of 31,550 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Polk County, MN is composed of 27,939 White residents (88.6%), 1,880 Hispanic residents (5.96%), 680 Two+ residents (2.16%), 438 Black residents (1.39%), and 358 Native residents (1.13%). The most common foreign languages in Polk County, MN are Spanish (1,184 speakers), Russian (244 speakers), and Scandinavian (119 speakers), but compared to other places, Polk County, MN has a relative high number of Scandinavian (119 speakers), Hmong (74 speakers), and Russian (244 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Polk County, MN awarded 448 degrees. The student population of Polk County, MN is skewed away from females, with 236 male students and 212 female students. Most students in Polk County, MN are White (354 and 79%), followed by Black or African American (30 and 6.7%), Unknown (10 and 2.23%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 2.01%). The largest universities in Polk County, MN by number of graduates are University of Minnesota-Crookston (448 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Polk County, MN are General Business Administration & Management (56 and 12.5%), General Natural Resources & Conservation (50 and 11.2%), and Accounting (33 and 7.37%). The median tuition costs in Polk County, MN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,180 and $10,180 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Polk County, MN is $145,100, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $136,700 to $145,100, a 6.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Polk County, MN is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Polk County, MN have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Polk County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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