Scott County, MN

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Population

141,463

1.41% growth

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$93,151

3.27% growth

Poverty Rate

5.63%


Number of Employees

77,624

1.87% growth

Median Property Value

$272,000

5.26% growth

About

In 2017, Scott County, MN had a population of 141k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $93,151. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scott County, MN grew from 139,490 to 141,463, a 1.41% increase and its median household income grew from $90,198 to $93,151, a 3.27% increase.

The population of Scott County, MN is 82.3% White Alone, 6% Asian Alone, and 4.91% Hispanic or Latino. 11.3% of the people in Scott County, MN speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Scott County, MN is $272,000, and the homeownership rate is 83%. Most people in Scott County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, MN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Scott County, MN employs 77.6k people. The largest industries in Scott County, MN are Manufacturing (12,660 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,476 people), and Retail Trade (8,890 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,569), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,063), and Information ($67,356).

Median household income in Scott County, MN is $93,151. Males in Scott 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 Scott County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,151

2017 value

± $3,176

3.27%

1 Year Growth

± 4.29%

Households in Scott County, MN have a median annual income of $93,151, 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 $90,198 in 2016, which represents a 3.27% 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 Scott County, MN 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 Scott 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott 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 802.02

  2. Census Tract 810

  3. Census Tract 809.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, MN was Census Tract 802.02 with a value of $135,346, followed by Census Tract 810 and Census Tract 809.03, with respective values of $122,723 and $113,946.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, MN (7.87k out of 140k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    5,226 ± 493

  2. Hispanic

    1,234 ± 280

  3. Other

    852 ± 274

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott 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

77.6k

2017 Value

± 1,837

1.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, MN grew at a rate of 1.87%, from 76.2k employees to 77.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, MN, are Management Occupations (9,389 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,181 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,759 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (9,389 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,181 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,759 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.4 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, MN, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($91,328), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,222), and Management Occupations ($86,948).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

77.6k

2017 Value

± 1,837

1.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, MN grew at a rate of 1.87%, from 76.2k employees to 77.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, MN, are Manufacturing (12,660 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,476 people), and Retail Trade (8,890 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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 Scott County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (12,660 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,476 people), and Retail Trade (8,890 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, MN has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.67 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.61 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, MN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,569), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,063), and Information ($67,356).

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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

95.4% of the population of Scott County, MN has health coverage, with 69.1% on employee plans, 7.89% on Medicaid, 7.18% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.814% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MN see 1667 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1683 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2477 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1088 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

1,667 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MN see an average of 1,667 patients per year. This represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1,683 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

4.64%

Uninsured

69.1%

Employer Coverage

7.89%

Medicaid

7.18%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.814%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, MN declined by 9.52% from 5.13% to 4.64%.

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

Scott County, MN is home to a population of 141k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.43% of Scott County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, MN is composed of 116k White Alone residents (82.3%), 8.49k Asian Alone residents (6%), 6.95k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.91%), 4.77k Black or African American Alone residents (3.37%), 3.48k Two or More Races residents (2.46%), 1.08k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.761%), 252 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.178%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00707%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Scott County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,609 speakers), Vietnamese (1,597 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (1,108 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scott County, MN was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Scott County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scott County, MN residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.43% of Scott 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 Scott County, MN was 8%, 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 Scott County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Scott County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Scott County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, MN was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    116k ± 152

  2. Asian Alone

    8.49k ± 320

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.95k ± 891

In 2017, there were 13.7 times more White Alone residents (116k people) in Scott County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.49k Asian Alone and 6.95k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,609 speakers (3.63%)

  2. Vietnamese

    1,597 speakers (1.26%)

  3. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    1,108 speakers (0.872%)

11.3% of Scott 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 Scott County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.63% of the overall population of Scott County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.26% speak Vietnamese and 0.872% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,265 ± 234

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    829 ± 206

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    821 ± 200

Scott County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, MN was $272,000 in 2017, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $258,400 to $272,000, a 5.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, MN is 83%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, MN have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott 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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$93,151

Median Household Income

± $3,176

47.9k

Number of Households

± 1,356

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.9k households in Scott County, MN grew to $93,151 from the previous year's value of $90,198.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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

$272,000

2017 Median

± $4,108

$258,400

2016 Median

± $4,665

In 2017, the median property value in Scott County, MN grew to to $272,000 from the previous year's value of $258,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scott 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 Scott County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83%

2017 Homeownership

82.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83% of the housing units in Scott County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.9%.

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

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, MN have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Scott County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.32%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.58%

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

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