Swift County, MN

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Population

9,448

0.369% decline

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$49,556

0.801% decline

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

4,751

1.68% decline

Median Property Value

$102,100

5.15% growth

About

In 2017, Swift County, MN had a population of 9.45k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $49,556. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Swift County, MN declined from 9,483 to 9,448, a -0.369% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,956 to $49,556, a -0.801% decrease.

The population of Swift County, MN is 92.5% White Alone, 4.53% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.13% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Swift County, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Swift County, MN is $102,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Swift County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Swift County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Swift County, MN employs 4.75k people. The largest industries in Swift County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (779 people), Manufacturing (770 people), and Retail Trade (561 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,813), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,188).

Median household income in Swift County, MN is $49,556. Males in Swift 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 Swift County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,556

2017 value

± $3,397

-0.801%

1 Year Growth

± 8.43%

Households in Swift County, MN have a median annual income of $49,556, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,956 in 2016, which represents a -0.801% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Minnesota 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 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 Swift 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 9603

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Swift County, MN was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $76,875, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $52,198 and $42,413.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Swift County, MN (1.13k out of 9.31k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    937 ± 124

  2. Black

    158 ± 80

  3. Hispanic

    67 ± 59

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

4.75k

2017 Value

± 242

-1.68%

1 Year decline

± 7.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Swift County, MN declined at a rate of -1.68%, from 4.83k employees to 4.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Swift County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (582 people), Management Occupations (581 people), and Production Occupations (556 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Swift County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Swift County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (582 people), Management Occupations (581 people), and Production Occupations (556 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Swift County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.62 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.02 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Swift County, MN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,333), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,639), and Legal Occupations ($76,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.75k

2017 Value

± 242

-1.68%

1 Year decline

± 7.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Swift County, MN declined at a rate of -1.68%, from 4.83k employees to 4.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Swift County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (779 people), Manufacturing (770 people), and Retail Trade (561 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Swift County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Swift 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 Swift County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (779 people), Manufacturing (770 people), and Retail Trade (561 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Swift County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.75 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.6 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Swift County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,813), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,188).

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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. $27.4B

  2. $22.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.4B, followed by Nonmetal min. prods. ($22.8B) and Cereal grains ($22.2B).

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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$351B

2020 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

37.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $351B. This is expected to increase 37.9% 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. $29.1B

  2. $26.2B

  3. $14.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $29.1B, followed by Iowa with $26.2B and Illinois and $14.9B.

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

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Health

95.2% of the population of Swift County, MN has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Swift County, MN see 1868 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.8% decrease from the previous year (2359 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1884 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 856 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

1,868 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Swift County, MN see an average of 1,868 patients per year. This represents a 20.8% decrease from the previous year (2,359 patients).

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

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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

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

4.83%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Swift County, MN declined by 6.35% from 5.16% to 4.83%.

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

Swift County, MN is home to a population of 9.45k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.03% of Swift County, MN residents were born outside of the country (192 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Swift County, MN is composed of 8.74k White Alone residents (92.5%), 428 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.53%), 201 Black or African American Alone residents (2.13%), 44 Two or More Races residents (0.466%), 27 Asian Alone residents (0.286%), 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.127%), 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0106%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Swift County, MN was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Swift County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Swift County, MN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

192 people

1.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

175 people

As of 2017, 2.03% of Swift County, MN residents (192 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 Swift County, MN was 1.85%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Swift County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Swift County, MN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.74k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    428 ± 124

  3. Black or African American Alone

    201 ± 55

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White Alone residents (8.74k people) in Swift County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 428 Hispanic or Latino and 201 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 Swift County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    206 ± 46

  2. Korea

    124 ± 36

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    63 ± 28

Swift County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Swift County, MN was $102,100 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,100 to $102,100, a 5.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Swift County, MN is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Swift County, MN have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Swift County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$102,100

2017 Median

± $4,974

$97,100

2016 Median

± $3,927

In 2017, the median property value in Swift County, MN grew to to $102,100 from the previous year's value of $97,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Swift 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 Swift County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$49,556

Median Household Income

± $3,397

4.22k

Number of Households

± 244

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.22k households in Swift County, MN declined from $49,556 from the previous year's value of $49,956.

The following chart displays the households in Swift 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Swift County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Swift County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Swift County, MN have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Swift 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. Carpooled

    9.56%

  3. Walked

    6.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Swift County, MN was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.56%) and those who Walked (6.22%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Swift County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Swift County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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