St. Louis County, MN

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2020 Population
199,499
0.13% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
41.1
0.244% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.8%
2.16% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,480
3.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$161,100
2.03% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
97,840
0.882% 1-year decline

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In 2020, St. Louis County, MN had a population of 199k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $57,480. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of St. Louis County, MN declined from 199,759 to 199,499, a −0.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,646 to $57,480, a 3.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Louis County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in St. Louis 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.

99.1% of the residents in St. Louis County, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Louis County, MN are University of Minnesota-Duluth (2,480 degrees awarded in 2020), The College of Saint Scholastica (1,451 degrees), and Lake Superior College (862 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in St. Louis County, MN was $161,100, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in St. Louis County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Louis County, MN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

St. Louis County, MN is home to a population of 199k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.29% of St. Louis County, MN residents were born outside of the country (4.56k people).

In 2018, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (183k people) in St. Louis County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of St. Louis County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in St. Louis County, MN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Louis County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    183k ± 53
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.45k ± 411
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 325
1.64%
Hispanic Population
3.28k people

In 2018, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (183k people) in St. Louis County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.58k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.64% of the people in St. Louis County, MN are hispanic (3.28k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Louis County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    59,137 ± 5,939 people
  2. Somalia
    37,027 ± 4,709 people
  3. India
    30,632 ± 4,285 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 59,137 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 37,027 and India with 30,632.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.56k people
2.52%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.03k people

As of 2020, 2.29% of St. Louis County, MN residents (4.56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Louis County, MN was 2.52%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,806 ± 330
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,423 ± 359
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,539 ± 267

St. Louis County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of St. Louis County, MN employs 97.8k people. The largest industries in St. Louis County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,658 people), Retail Trade (11,242 people), and Educational Services (9,983 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,400), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,174), and Utilities ($66,520).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,740. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

97.8k
2020 Value
± 1,978
−0.882%
1 Year decline
± 2.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Louis County, MN declined at a rate of −0.882%, from 98.7k employees to 97.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Louis County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,349 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,826 people), and Management Occupations (8,280 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Louis County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

97.8k
2020 Value
± 1,978
−0.882%
1 Year decline
± 2.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in St. Louis County, MN declined at a rate of −0.882%, from 98.7k employees to 97.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Louis County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,658 people), Retail Trade (11,242 people), and Educational Services (9,983 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Louis County, MN, though some of these residents may live in St. Louis 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

$43,316
Median earning men ± $1,413
$30,286
Median earning women ± $728

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,574), Public Administration ($60,658), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,013).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,071), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,154), and Public Administration ($50,506).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,064
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,259
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,075
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.79M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $870k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $781k
    Manufacturing

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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. $27.9B
  2. $27.1B
  3. $25.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.1B) and Precision instruments ($25.3B).

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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$349B
2020 Value in Minnesota
$638B
Projected 2050 Value in Minnesota
82.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $349B. This is expected to increase 82.9% to $638B by 2050.

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. $26.1B
  2. $17.3B
  3. $14.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $26.1B, followed by Iowa with $17.3B and Illinois and $14.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Louis County, MN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41%), followed by Other (1.19%).

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
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Minnesota over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in St. Louis County, MN awarded 5,596 degrees. The student population of St. Louis County, MN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 9,230 male students and 11,935 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Louis County, MN are White (4,704 and 85.5%), followed by Two or More Races (196 and 3.56%), Black or African American (174 and 3.16%), and Asian (172 and 3.13%).

The largest universities in St. Louis County, MN by number of degrees awarded are University of Minnesota-Duluth (2,480 and 44.3%), The College of Saint Scholastica (1,451 and 25.9%), and Lake Superior College (862 and 15.4%).

The most popular majors in St. Louis County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (517 and 9.24%), Registered Nursing (485 and 8.67%), and General Psychology (199 and 3.56%).

The median tuition costs in St. Louis County, MN are $38,750 for private four year colleges, and $12,194 and $17,394 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in St. Louis County, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 21,165 (43.6% men and 56.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 21,165 students enrolled in St. Louis County, MN, 43.6% men and 56.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,530 records, of which 56.9% were women and 43.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 312 degree-majors awarded
  2. 185 degree-majors awarded
  3. 173 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Louis County, MN was Registered Nursing with 312 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,480 degrees awarded
  2. 1,451 degrees awarded
  3. 862 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Minnesota-Duluth with 2,480 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,337 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Louis County, MN, which is 0.717 times less than the 3,259 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,704 degrees mean that there were 24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 196 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,382) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.882% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (985k), and Some college (978k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in St. Louis County, MN was $161,100 in 2020, which is 0.701 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $157,900 to $161,100, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Louis County, MN is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in St. Louis County, MN have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Louis County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Louis County, MN is $57,480. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Louis County, MN was Census Tract 7 with a value of $128,427, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 105, with respective values of $104,474 and $90,694.

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Louis County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.02%.

Property

$161,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,302
$61,414
Median Property Taxes
±$1,387

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 St. Louis County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Louis County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in St. Louis County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 105

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Louis County, MN was Census Tract 7 with a value of $128,427, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 105, with respective values of $104,474 and $90,694.

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

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Household Income

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$57,480
Median Household Income
± $1,156
86.2k
Number of Households
± 1,693

In 2020, the median household income of the 86.2k households in St. Louis County, MN grew to $57,480 from the previous year's value of $55,646.

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis 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 St. Louis County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2020, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.05% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.51%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.29%)

In 2020, 79.8% of workers in St. Louis County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.51%) and those who worked at home (5.29%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Louis County, MN have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in St. Louis 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 St. Louis County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Louis County, MN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Louis County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Louis County, MN (26.4k out of 191k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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 2021, 12.8% of the children was living in poverty in St. Louis County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 239 in St. Louis County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.26 per 100,000 population.

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96.3% of the population of St. Louis County, MN has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MN see 777 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (787 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1088 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 357 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Minnesota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

777 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Louis County, MN

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MN see an average of 777 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (787 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Minnesota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.66%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.56%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Louis County, MN grew by 3.42% from 3.54% to 3.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Louis County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 55.2 in St. Louis County, MN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.4% in St. Louis County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.15% in St. Louis County, MN.

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