Yellow Medicine County, MN

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Population

9,930

1.08% decline

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$54,645

0.132% decline

Poverty Rate

12.5%


Number of Employees

5,014

1.38% decline

Median Property Value

$99,100

1.02% growth

About

In 2017, Yellow Medicine County, MN had a population of 9.93k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $54,645. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Yellow Medicine County, MN declined from 10,038 to 9,930, a -1.08% decrease and its median household income declined from $54,717 to $54,645, a -0.132% decrease.

The population of Yellow Medicine County, MN is 90.2% White Alone, 4.34% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.73% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Yellow Medicine County, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yellow Medicine County, MN are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (901 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Yellow Medicine County, MN is $99,100, and the homeownership rate is 77.9%. Most people in Yellow Medicine County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Yellow Medicine County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Yellow Medicine County, MN employs 5.01k people. The largest industries in Yellow Medicine County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (803 people), Manufacturing (578 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (535 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,469), Utilities ($72,115), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,568).

Median household income in Yellow Medicine County, MN is $54,645. Males in Yellow Medicine 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 Yellow Medicine County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,645

2017 value

± $3,255

-0.132%

1 Year Growth

± 7.46%

Households in Yellow Medicine County, MN have a median annual income of $54,645, 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 $54,717 in 2016, which represents a -0.132% 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.

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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 Yellow Medicine 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 9701

  2. Census Tract 9704

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yellow Medicine County, MN was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $57,904, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $55,163 and $54,097.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Yellow Medicine 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

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yellow Medicine County, MN (1.22k out of 9.73k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    928 ± 110

  2. Native American

    157 ± 69

  3. Hispanic

    151 ± 72

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yellow Medicine County, MN is White, followed by Native American 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

5.01k

2017 Value

± 255

-1.38%

1 Year decline

± 6.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yellow Medicine County, MN declined at a rate of -1.38%, from 5.08k employees to 5.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yellow Medicine County, MN, are Management Occupations (726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (605 people), and Production Occupations (475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yellow Medicine County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Yellow Medicine County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (605 people), and Production Occupations (475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yellow Medicine County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.66 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.8 times), and Production Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Yellow Medicine County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($105,682), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($58,056), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.01k

2017 Value

± 255

-1.38%

1 Year decline

± 6.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yellow Medicine County, MN declined at a rate of -1.38%, from 5.08k employees to 5.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yellow Medicine County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (803 people), Manufacturing (578 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (535 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yellow Medicine County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Yellow Medicine 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 Yellow Medicine County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (803 people), Manufacturing (578 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (535 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yellow Medicine County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.02 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.56 times), and Construction (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Yellow Medicine County, MN, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,469), Utilities ($72,115), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,568).

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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

$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

93% of the population of Yellow Medicine County, MN has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Yellow Medicine County, MN see 1411 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.29% decrease from the previous year (1444 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1987 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1987 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

1,411 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Yellow Medicine County, MN see an average of 1,411 patients per year. This represents a 2.29% decrease from the previous year (1,444 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yellow Medicine 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%).

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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

7.04%

Uninsured

44.7%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

17.9%

Non-Group

1.45%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yellow Medicine County, MN declined by 8.43% from 7.69% to 7.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yellow Medicine 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

Yellow Medicine County, MN is home to a population of 9.93k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.71% of Yellow Medicine County, MN residents were born outside of the country (170 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Yellow Medicine County, MN is composed of 8.96k White Alone residents (90.2%), 431 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.34%), 271 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.73%), 161 Two or More Races residents (1.62%), 60 Asian Alone residents (0.604%), 51 Black or African American Alone residents (0.514%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Yellow Medicine County, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Yellow Medicine County, MN was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Yellow Medicine County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Yellow Medicine County, MN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

170 people

1.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

149 people

As of 2017, 1.71% of Yellow Medicine County, MN residents (170 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 Yellow Medicine County, MN was 1.48%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Yellow Medicine County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Yellow Medicine County, MN was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.96k ± 9

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    431 ± 143

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    271 ± 36

In 2017, there were 20.8 times more White Alone residents (8.96k people) in Yellow Medicine County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 431 Hispanic or Latino and 271 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Yellow Medicine County, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Yellow Medicine County, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Yellow Medicine County, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    233 ± 48

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    104 ± 45

  3. Korea

    91 ± 23

Yellow Medicine County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Yellow Medicine County, MN awarded 901 degrees. The student population of Yellow Medicine County, MN is skewed towards women, with 1,326 male students and 1,724 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yellow Medicine County, MN are White (715 and 79.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (78 and 8.67%), Black or African American (40 and 4.44%), and Asian (27 and 3%).

The largest universities in Yellow Medicine County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (901 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Yellow Medicine County, MN are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (339 and 37.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (90 and 9.99%), and Registered Nursing (72 and 7.99%).

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

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Yellow Medicine County, MN was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 339 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Yellow Medicine County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

901 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Yellow Medicine County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Minnesota West Community and Technical College with 901 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

251

Degrees Awarded to Men

650

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 251 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yellow Medicine County, MN, which is 0.386 times less than the 650 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

    715 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    40 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Yellow Medicine County, MN were to White students. These 715 degrees mean that there were 9.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 78 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yellow Medicine County, MN was $99,100 in 2017, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,100 to $99,100, a 1.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Yellow Medicine County, MN is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Yellow Medicine County, MN have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yellow Medicine 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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$54,645

Median Household Income

± $3,255

4.16k

Number of Households

± 218

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.16k households in Yellow Medicine County, MN declined from $54,645 from the previous year's value of $54,717.

The following chart displays the households in Yellow Medicine 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

$99,100

2017 Median

± $5,161

$98,100

2016 Median

± $4,340

In 2017, the median property value in Yellow Medicine County, MN grew to to $99,100 from the previous year's value of $98,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.9% of the housing units in Yellow Medicine County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yellow Medicine County, MN have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Yellow Medicine County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.12%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Yellow Medicine County, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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