Rock County, MN

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Population

9,433

1.27% decline

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$56,753

7.42% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

4,779

0.653% growth

Median Property Value

$133,600

1.44% growth

About

In 2017, Rock County, MN had a population of 9.43k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $56,753. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rock County, MN declined from 9,554 to 9,433, a -1.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,835 to $56,753, a 7.42% increase.

The population of Rock County, MN is 94.1% White Alone, 2.82% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.01% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Rock County, MN speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Rock County, MN is $133,600, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Rock County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Rock County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rock County, MN employs 4.78k people. The largest industries in Rock County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (832 people), Retail Trade (577 people), and Manufacturing (537 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,214), Utilities ($62,273), and Wholesale Trade ($50,183).

Median household income in Rock County, MN is $56,753. Males in Rock 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 Rock County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,753

2017 value

± $3,817

7.42%

1 Year Growth

± 7.54%

Households in Rock County, MN have a median annual income of $56,753, 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 $52,835 in 2016, which represents a 7.42% 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 Rock 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5701

  2. Census Tract 5702

  3. Census Tract 5703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rock County, MN was Census Tract 5701 with a value of $61,786, followed by Census Tract 5702 and Census Tract 5703, with respective values of $51,890 and $43,464.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rock 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

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rock County, MN (1.01k out of 9.19k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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

    876 ± 140

  2. Asian

    41 ± 55

  3. Hispanic

    36 ± 62

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

4.78k

2017 Value

± 273

0.653%

1 Year growth

± 7.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rock County, MN grew at a rate of 0.653%, from 4.75k employees to 4.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rock County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (574 people), Management Occupations (546 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rock County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rock County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (574 people), Management Occupations (546 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rock County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.8 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.94 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rock County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($88,194), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,219), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,188).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.78k

2017 Value

± 273

0.653%

1 Year growth

± 7.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rock County, MN grew at a rate of 0.653%, from 4.75k employees to 4.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rock County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (832 people), Retail Trade (577 people), and Manufacturing (537 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rock County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Rock 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 Rock County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (832 people), Retail Trade (577 people), and Manufacturing (537 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rock County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.99 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.54 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rock County, MN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,214), Utilities ($62,273), and Wholesale Trade ($50,183).

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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

93.2% of the population of Rock County, MN has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rock County, MN see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.524% increase from the previous year (955 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2391 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1063 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

960 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rock County, MN see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.524% increase from the previous year (955 patients).

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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

6.76%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

10.7%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

17.4%

Non-Group

1.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rock County, MN declined by 9.14% from 7.44% to 6.76%.

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

Rock County, MN is home to a population of 9.43k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.87% of Rock County, MN residents were born outside of the country (176 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rock County, MN is composed of 8.88k White Alone residents (94.1%), 266 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.82%), 95 Black or African American Alone residents (1.01%), 94 Asian Alone residents (0.997%), 63 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.668%), 40 Two or More Races residents (0.424%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rock County, MN was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Rock County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rock County, MN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

176 people

1.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

169 people

As of 2017, 1.87% of Rock County, MN residents (176 people) 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 Rock County, MN was 1.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Rock County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rock County, MN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.88k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    266 ± 66.2

  3. Black or African American Alone

    95 ± 22

In 2017, there were 33.4 times more White Alone residents (8.88k people) in Rock County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 266 Hispanic or Latino and 95 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 Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock County, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Rock 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

    218 ± 51

  2. Korea

    104 ± 34

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    70 ± 43

Rock County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rock County, MN was $133,600 in 2017, which is 0.614 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $131,700 to $133,600, a 1.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Rock County, MN is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rock County, MN have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rock 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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$56,753

Median Household Income

± $3,817

3.99k

Number of Households

± 230

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.99k households in Rock County, MN grew to $56,753 from the previous year's value of $52,835.

The following chart displays the households in Rock 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$133,600

2017 Median

± $10,827

$131,700

2016 Median

± $10,840

In 2017, the median property value in Rock County, MN grew to to $133,600 from the previous year's value of $131,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.5%

2017 Homeownership

74.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.5% of the housing units in Rock County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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

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Commute Time

18 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rock County, MN have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Rock County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    8.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.66%

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

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