Wright County, MN

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Population
132,745
1.23% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
Median Age
36.6

Poverty Rate
4.46%

Median Household Income
$81,881
5.04% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$225,600
6.67% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
71,417
1.29% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Wright County, MN had a population of 133k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $81,881. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wright County, MN grew from 131,130 to 132,745, a 1.23% increase and its median household income grew from $77,953 to $81,881, a 5.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wright County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%). NaNk% of the people in Wright County, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wright County, MN is $225,600, and the homeownership rate is 81.7%. Most people in Wright County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wright County, MN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Minnesota (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Wright County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 62.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (29.2%), followed by Other (8.63%). The most partisan county was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wright County, MN
62.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Minnesota
  1. 73.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Minnesota was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% 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 after Al Franken's resignation.

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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Diversity

Wright County, MN is home to a population of 133k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.75% of Wright County, MN residents were born outside of the country (3.65k people).

In 2018, there were 49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (123k people) in Wright County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k White (Hispanic) and 2.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wright County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    123k ± 69
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.51k ± 355
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.07k ± 334
2.87%
Hispanic Population
3.81k people

In 2018, there were 49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (123k people) in Wright County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k White (Hispanic) and 2.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.87% of the people in Wright County, MN are hispanic (3.81k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.75%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.65k people
2.94%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.85k people

As of 2018, 2.75% of Wright County, MN residents (3.65k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wright County, MN was 2.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wright County, MN was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Wright County, MN are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wright County, MN residents was 36.

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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

98.8%
2018 Citizenship
98.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.8% of Wright County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wright County, MN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,310 ± 227
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    907 ± 237
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    818 ± 202

Wright County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wright County, MN is $81,881. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wright County, MN was Census Tract 1001 with a value of $103,439, followed by Census Tract 1008.01 and Census Tract 1008.02, with respective values of $103,142 and $101,368.

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wright County, MN employs 71.4k people. The largest industries in Wright County, MN are Manufacturing (11,706 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,211 people), and Retail Trade (8,129 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,921), Utilities ($70,417), and Wholesale Trade ($61,635).

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,881
2018 value
± $2,235
5.04%
1 Year Growth
± 3.94%

Households in Wright County, MN have a median annual income of $81,881, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $77,953 in 2017, which represents a 5.04% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Wright County, MN compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210
Average Male Salary in Minnesota
± $1,573
$52,870
Average Female Salary in Minnesota
± $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 in Minnesota
  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 in Minnesota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wright County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.467
2017 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.466
2016 Wage GINI in Minnesota

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 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 1001
  2. Census Tract 1008.01
  3. Census Tract 1008.02

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wright County, MN was Census Tract 1001 with a value of $103,439, followed by Census Tract 1008.01 and Census Tract 1008.02, with respective values of $103,142 and $101,368.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wright 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

4.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wright County, MN (5.85k out of 131k 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 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    5,637 ± 485
  2. Hispanic
    220 ± 123
  3. Black
    104 ± 97

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

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

71.4k
2018 Value
± 1,848
1.29%
1 Year growth
± 3.57%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wright County, MN grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 70.5k employees to 71.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wright County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,708 people), Management Occupations (8,037 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,461 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wright County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wright County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,708 people), Management Occupations (8,037 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,461 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wright County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.51 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.42 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wright County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($83,750), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,859), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,185).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.4k
2018 Value
± 1,848
1.29%
1 Year growth
± 3.57%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wright County, MN grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 70.5k employees to 71.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wright County, MN, are Manufacturing (11,706 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,211 people), and Retail Trade (8,129 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wright County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Wright 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 Wright County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (11,706 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,211 people), and Retail Trade (8,129 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wright County, MN has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.64 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.63 times), and Construction (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wright County, MN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,921), Utilities ($70,417), and Wholesale Trade ($61,635).

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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 ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($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 in Minnesota
$484B
Projected 2045 Value in Minnesota
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wright County, MN was $225,600 in 2018, which is 0.982 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $211,500 to $225,600, a 6.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Wright County, MN is 81.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wright County, MN have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wright County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$225,600
2018 Median
± $3,632
$211,500
2017 Median
± $3,514

In 2018, the median property value in Wright County, MN grew to to $225,600 from the previous year's value of $211,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wright 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 Wright County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$81,881
Median Household Income
± $2,235
47.2k
Number of Households
± 1,438

In 2018, the median household income of the 47.2k households in Wright County, MN grew to $81,881 from the previous year's value of $77,953.

The following chart displays the households in Wright 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.7%
2018 Homeownership
82.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 81.7% of the housing units in Wright County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.4%.

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

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wright County, MN have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Wright County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.4%
  2. Carpooled
    7.41%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.82%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Wright County, MN was Drove Alone (84.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.41%) and those who Worked At Home (4.82%).

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

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Health

96.7% of the population of Wright County, MN has health coverage, with 64.3% on employee plans, 9.96% on Medicaid, 9.21% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.13% 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 Wright County, MN see 2226 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.625% decrease from the previous year (2240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2549 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 982 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

2,226 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wright County, MN

Primary care physicians in Wright County, MN see an average of 2,226 patients per year. This represents a 0.625% decrease from the previous year (2,240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wright 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

3.27%
Uninsured
64.3%
Employer Coverage
9.96%
Medicaid
9.21%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wright County, MN declined by 10.4% from 3.65% to 3.27%.

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