Stevens County, MN

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Population

9,759

0.0307% decline

Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$57,552

2.88% growth

Poverty Rate

15.4%


Number of Employees

5,248

1.37% growth

Median Property Value

$150,800

3.01% growth

About

In 2017, Stevens County, MN had a population of 9.76k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $57,552. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stevens County, MN declined from 9,762 to 9,759, a -0.0307% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,941 to $57,552, a 2.88% increase.

The population of Stevens County, MN is 89.1% White Alone, 5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.86% Asian Alone. 6.33% of the people in Stevens County, MN speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stevens County, MN are University of Minnesota-Morris (433 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Stevens County, MN is $150,800, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Stevens County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Stevens County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Stevens County, MN employs 5.25k people. The largest industries in Stevens County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (825 people), Manufacturing (745 people), and Educational Services (724 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($54,531), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,125), and Utilities ($43,676).

Median household income in Stevens County, MN is $57,552. Males in Stevens 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 Stevens County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,552

2017 value

± $3,456

2.88%

1 Year Growth

± 8.54%

Households in Stevens County, MN have a median annual income of $57,552, 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 $55,941 in 2016, which represents a 2.88% 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 Stevens County, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Stevens County, MN by number of full-time 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 Stevens 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Stevens County, MN by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stevens 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 4801

  2. Census Tract 4803

  3. Census Tract 4802

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stevens County, MN was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $61,850, followed by Census Tract 4803 and Census Tract 4802, with respective values of $55,862 and $42,066.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Stevens 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

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stevens County, MN (1.45k out of 9.43k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    1,198 ± 195

  2. Hispanic

    152 ± 76

  3. Native American

    113 ± 84

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

Employment by Occupations

5.25k

2017 Value

± 324

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 8.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stevens County, MN grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 5.18k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stevens County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (771 people), Management Occupations (675 people), and Production Occupations (409 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stevens County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stevens County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (771 people), Management Occupations (675 people), and Production Occupations (409 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stevens County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.6 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.62 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stevens County, MN, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($72,750), Management Occupations ($64,485), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,864).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.25k

2017 Value

± 324

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 8.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stevens County, MN grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 5.18k employees to 5.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stevens County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (825 people), Manufacturing (745 people), and Educational Services (724 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stevens County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Stevens 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 Stevens County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (825 people), Manufacturing (745 people), and Educational Services (724 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stevens County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.1 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.49 times), and Manufacturing (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stevens County, MN, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($54,531), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,125), and Utilities ($43,676).

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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

97.7% of the population of Stevens County, MN has health coverage, with 54.5% on employee plans, 9.85% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 20% on non-group plans, and 0.724% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stevens County, MN see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0714% decrease from the previous year (1400 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1077 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 746 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

1399 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Stevens County, MN see an average of 1399 patients per year. This represents a 0.0714% decrease from the previous year (1400 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

2.35%

Uninsured

54.5%

Employer Coverage

9.85%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

20%

Non-Group

0.724%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stevens County, MN declined by 33% from 3.5% to 2.35%.

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

Stevens County, MN is home to a population of 9.76k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.72% of Stevens County, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Stevens County, MN is composed of 8.7k White Alone residents (89.1%), 488 Hispanic or Latino residents (5%), 182 Asian Alone residents (1.86%), 162 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.66%), 122 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 82 Black or African American Alone residents (0.84%), 26 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.266%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Stevens County, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (404 speakers), Chinese (72 speakers), and Hmong (52 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

27

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stevens County, MN was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 27. But people in Stevens County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stevens County, MN residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.72% of Stevens 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 Stevens County, MN was 4.17%, 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 Stevens County, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Stevens County, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Stevens County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stevens County, MN was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.7k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    488 ± 103

  3. Asian Alone

    182 ± 83

In 2017, there were 17.8 times more White Alone residents (8.7k people) in Stevens County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 488 Hispanic or Latino and 182 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    404 speakers (4.39%)

  2. Chinese

    72 speakers (0.782%)

  3. Hmong

    52 speakers (0.565%)

6.33% of Stevens 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 Stevens County, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.39% of the overall population of Stevens County, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.782% speak Chinese and 0.565% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    144 ± 44

  2. Korea

    89 ± 50

  3. World War II

    52 ± 40

Stevens County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Stevens County, MN awarded 433 degrees. The student population of Stevens County, MN is skewed towards women, with 779 male students and 992 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stevens County, MN are White (285 and 73.6%), followed by Two or More Races (49 and 12.7%), American Indian or Alaska Native (24 and 6.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (15 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Stevens County, MN by number of degrees awarded are University of Minnesota-Morris (433 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Stevens County, MN are General Biological Sciences (59 and 13.6%), General Psychology (45 and 10.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (43 and 9.93%).

The median tuition costs in Stevens County, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,896 and $13,896 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 59 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Stevens County, MN was General Biological Sciences with 59 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

433 degrees awarded

$11,896

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Stevens County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Minnesota-Morris with 433 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

196

Degrees Awarded to Men

237

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 196 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stevens County, MN, which is 0.827 times less than the 237 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    285 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    49 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    24 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Stevens County, MN were to White students. These 285 degrees mean that there were 5.82 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 49 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stevens County, MN was $150,800 in 2017, which is 0.693 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $146,400 to $150,800, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Stevens County, MN is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stevens County, MN have an average commute time of 10.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stevens 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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$57,552

Median Household Income

± $3,456

3.63k

Number of Households

± 259

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.63k households in Stevens County, MN grew to $57,552 from the previous year's value of $55,941.

The following chart displays the households in Stevens 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

$150,800

2017 Median

± $10,000

$146,400

2016 Median

± $19,099

In 2017, the median property value in Stevens County, MN grew to to $150,800 from the previous year's value of $146,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Stevens County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stevens County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Stevens County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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

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Commute Time

10.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stevens County, MN have a shorter commute time (10.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.415% of the workforce in Stevens County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Walked

    9.69%

  3. Carpooled

    5.86%

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

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