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Blue Earth County, Minnesota; Goodhue County, Minnesota; Jackson County, Minnesota; Morrison County, Minnesota

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 67,653
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 67,653
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 64,013
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 64,013
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
Female persons, percent
49.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
90.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 3,713
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 4.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 29,176
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 61.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $177,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,374
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $470
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $869
Building permits, 2019 192
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 25,783
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 80.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 6.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 91.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 84.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 94.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 33.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 71.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 69.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 143,612
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 671,000
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,938,527
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 953,236
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,413,117
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $21,710
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 17.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $55,861
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,824
Persons in poverty, percent
15.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 1,992
Total employment, 2017 37,124
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 1,366,169
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,189
All firms, 2012 5,788
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,260
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,513
Minority-owned firms, 2012 253
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,166
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 501
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 4,727
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 85.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 747.84
FIPS Code 27013
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
0
17,000
34,000
51,000
68,000
Blue Earth County, Minnesota
67,653
Goodhue County, Minnesota
46,340
Jackson County, Minnesota
9,846
Morrison County, Minnesota
33,386
0
17,000
34,000
51,000
68,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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