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Benton County, Minnesota; Morrison County, Minnesota; Cook County, Minnesota; Watonwan County, Minnesota

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Benton County, Minnesota
Morrison County, Minnesota
Cook County, Minnesota
Watonwan County, Minnesota
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 40,889 33,386 5,463 10,897
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 40,889 33,386 5,463 10,897
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 38,451 33,198 5,176 11,211
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.3% 0.6% 5.5% -2.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 38,451 33,198 5,176 11,211
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
5.9%
4.1%
7.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.4%
23.2%
15.1%
24.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.3%
20.0%
29.3%
20.5%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
49.6%
50.1%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
90.8%
97.1%
86.1%
95.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.2%
0.9%
1.4%
1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.4%
8.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
0.4%
1.0%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
1.2%
2.9%
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.8%
1.9%
2.4%
26.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.6%
95.6%
84.6%
70.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,162 2,414 386 650
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.9% 1.4% 4.9% 12.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,495 16,331 6,249 5,050
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 67.4% 77.2% 76.9% 76.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $174,900 $170,100 $240,100 $96,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,375 $1,272 $1,412 $975
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $488 $452 $517 $433
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $760 $742 $651 $669
Building permits, 2019 230 102 70 9
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 16,452 13,371 2,691 4,310
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.39 2.43 1.97 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.8% 89.1% 85.6% 93.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.9% 2.7% 6.8% 21.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.7% 84.7% 90.6% 85.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.1% 76.0% 81.2% 69.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.7% 90.7% 97.1% 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 23.6% 17.3% 40.4% 15.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.0% 7.8% 8.9% 8.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.5%
6.6%
8.2%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 71.6% 66.1% 57.8% 66.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.5% 63.7% 54.0% 61.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,029 35,516 46,837 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 116,650 133,956 20,870 41,356
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 681,684 397,749 12,461 343,197
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 911,688 237,963 D 190,141
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 510,315 419,928 66,659 64,331
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,130 $12,705 $12,856 $5,751
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.9 26.5 14.4 19.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,715 $57,815 $57,432 $54,065
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $29,831 $29,680 $33,194 $28,341
Persons in poverty, percent
8.6%
8.9%
8.9%
10.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 924 894 294 295
Total employment, 2018 16,176 8,049 2,105 3,835
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 709,681 286,295 73,349 131,670
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.9% 1.5% 5.1% 1.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,600 2,386 753 648
All firms, 2012 3,261 3,373 933 926
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,569 1,829 608 501
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,172 1,078 185 237
Minority-owned firms, 2012 78 31 26 60
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,089 3,252 845 796
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 301 223 27 59
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,769 2,922 803 756
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 94.2 29.5 3.6 25.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 408.30 1,125.06 1,452.28 434.95
FIPS Code 27009 27097 27031 27165
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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