Waite Park, MN

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2020 Population
7,719
0.351% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.5
14.1% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.4%
10.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,867
6.47% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$160,700
5.93% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
4,190
0.899% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Waite Park, MN had a population of 7.72k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $43,867. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Waite Park, MN grew from 7,692 to 7,719, a 0.351% increase and its median household income grew from $41,200 to $43,867, a 6.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Waite Park, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.09%), and White (Hispanic) (2.57%).

None of the households in Waite Park, 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.

87.1% of the residents in Waite Park, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Waite Park, MN was $160,700, and the homeownership rate was 43%. Most people in Waite Park, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Waite Park, MN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Waite Park, MN is home to a population of 7.72k people, from which 87.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 19% of Waite Park, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.46k people).

In 2020, there were 2.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.92k people) in Waite Park, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 352 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Waite Park, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.92k ± 523
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.7k ± 528
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    352 ± 294
5.4%
Hispanic Population
417 people

In 2020, there were 2.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.92k people) in Waite Park, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 352 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.4% of the people in Waite Park, MN are hispanic (417 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Waite Park, MN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.46k people
19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.46k people

As of 2020, 19% of Waite Park, MN residents (1.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Waite Park, MN was 19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 8.5
31
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7

In 2020, the median age of all people in Waite Park, MN was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Waite Park, MN are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Waite Park, MN residents was 31.

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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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Citizenship

87.1%
2020 Citizenship
85.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 87.1% of Waite Park, MN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Waite Park, MN was 85.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    304 ± 176
  2. Vietnam
    140 ± 69
  3. Korea
    103 ± 78

Waite Park, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

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.

The economy of Waite Park, MN employs 4.19k people. The largest industries in Waite Park, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), Retail Trade (775 people), and Manufacturing (609 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($49,018), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,755), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($39,583).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,867
2020 value
± $6,406
6.47%
1 Year Growth
± 16.6%

Households in Waite Park, MN have a median annual income of $43,867, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,200 in 2019, which represents a 6.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$75,417
Average Male Salary in Minnesota
± $1,640
$58,740
Average Female Salary in Minnesota
± $1,318

In 2020, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Minnesota
  1. White
    $59,422 ± $1,028
  2. Asian
    $57,389 ± $4,390
  3. Two or More Races
    $43,316 ± $4,089

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Minnesota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Waite Park, 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.

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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The following map shows all of the places in Waite Park, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Waite Park, MN (1.7k out of 7.58k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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. Black
    959 ± 315
  2. White
    461 ± 169
  3. Two Or More
    205 ± 139

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Waite Park, MN is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

4.19k
2020 Value
± 578
−0.899%
1 Year decline
± 19.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waite Park, MN declined at a rate of −0.899%, from 4.23k employees to 4.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Waite Park, MN, are Sales & Related Occupations (530 people), Production Occupations (435 people), and Management Occupations (377 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Waite Park, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Waite Park, MN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (530 people), Production Occupations (435 people), and Management Occupations (377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Waite Park, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.59 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.91 times), and Production Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Waite Park, MN, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($53,304), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($50,972), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,341).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.19k
2020 Value
± 578
−0.899%
1 Year decline
± 19.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Waite Park, MN declined at a rate of −0.899%, from 4.23k employees to 4.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Waite Park, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), Retail Trade (775 people), and Manufacturing (609 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Waite Park, MN, though some of these residents may live in Waite Park, 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 Waite Park, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), Retail Trade (775 people), and Manufacturing (609 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Waite Park, MN has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (1.68 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.62 times), and Manufacturing (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Waite Park, MN, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($49,018), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,755), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($39,583).

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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. $27.9B
  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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%). The most partisan county was Morrison County, MN with 75.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Minnesota
52.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Minnesota
  1. 75.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 73.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 72.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Minnesota was Morrison County, MN with 75.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Minnesota colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waite Park, MN was $160,700 in 2020, which is 0.699 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $151,700 to $160,700, a 5.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Waite Park, MN is 43%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Waite Park, MN have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Waite Park, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$160,700
2020 Median
± $17,012
$151,700
2019 Median
± $12,696

In 2020, the median property value in Waite Park, MN grew to to $160,700 from the previous year's value of $151,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Waite Park, 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 Waite Park, 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.
$43,867
Median Household Income
± $6,406
3.52k
Number of Households
± 508

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.52k households in Waite Park, MN grew to $43,867 from the previous year's value of $41,200.

The following chart displays the households in Waite Park, 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Waite Park, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Waite Park, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

43%
2020 Homeownership
37.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 43% of the housing units in Waite Park, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 37.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Waite Park, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Waite Park, MN have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Waite Park, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Carpooled (16.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.97%)

In 2020, 71.6% of workers in Waite Park, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.2%) and those who worked at home (5.97%).

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 Waite Park, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Waite Park, MN have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Waite Park, MN has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 3.84% 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 Stearns County, MN see 1002 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.988% decrease from the previous year (1012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1278 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Chippewa County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.5%). Additionally, Marshall County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,002 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Stearns County, MN

Primary care physicians in Stearns County, MN see an average of 1,002 patients per year. This represents a 0.988% decrease from the previous year (1,012 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Minnesota
$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

5.42%
Uninsured
35.7%
Employer Coverage
30.6%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
3.84%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Waite Park, MN declined by 16.7% from 6.5% to 5.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Waite Park, 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. 15.5% prevalence
  2. 13.9% prevalence
  3. 13.9% prevalence

Chippewa County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 15.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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