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Benton County, Minnesota; Scott County, Minnesota; Watonwan County, Minnesota; Cook County, Minnesota

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Benton County, Minnesota
Scott County, Minnesota
Watonwan County, Minnesota
Cook County, Minnesota
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 40,889 149,013 10,897 5,463
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 40,889 149,013 10,897 5,463
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 38,451 129,908 11,211 5,176
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.3% 14.7% -2.8% 5.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 38,451 129,928 11,211 5,176
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
6.6%
7.3%
4.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.4%
27.1%
24.3%
15.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.3%
11.3%
20.5%
29.3%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
50.2%
50.6%
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
90.8%
84.5%
95.1%
86.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.2%
5.4%
1.2%
1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
1.1%
1.3%
8.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
6.4%
1.1%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.5%
1.2%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.8%
5.3%
26.9%
2.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
88.6%
80.1%
70.4%
84.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,162 5,480 650 386
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.9% 9.5% 12.2% 4.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,495 52,722 5,050 6,249
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 67.4% 82.8% 76.9% 76.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $174,900 $299,700 $96,900 $240,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,375 $1,960 $975 $1,412
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $488 $595 $433 $517
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $760 $1,170 $669 $651
Building permits, 2019 230 1,521 9 70
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 16,452 49,479 4,310 2,691
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.39 2.90 2.51 1.97
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.8% 89.6% 93.1% 85.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.9% 13.4% 21.2% 6.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.7% 95.2% 85.0% 90.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.1% 91.1% 69.3% 81.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.7% 94.7% 84.5% 97.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 23.6% 39.9% 15.5% 40.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.0% 5.1% 8.4% 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.5%
3.8%
9.2%
8.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 71.6% 76.2% 66.5% 57.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.5% 71.6% 61.1% 54.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,029 581,160 D 46,837
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 116,650 395,857 41,356 20,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 681,684 2,301,458 343,197 12,461
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 911,688 2,117,472 190,141 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 510,315 1,337,067 64,331 66,659
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,130 $9,893 $5,751 $12,856
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.9 26.1 19.9 14.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,715 $102,152 $54,065 $57,432
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $29,831 $42,155 $28,341 $33,194
Persons in poverty, percent
8.6%
4.2%
10.1%
8.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 924 3,440 295 294
Total employment, 2018 16,176 50,170 3,835 2,105
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 709,681 2,486,481 131,670 73,349
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.9% 2.8% 1.0% 5.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,600 11,234 648 753
All firms, 2012 3,261 11,337 926 933
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,569 5,762 501 608
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,172 4,049 237 185
Minority-owned firms, 2012 78 1,095 60 26
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,089 9,924 796 845
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 301 694 59 27
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,769 10,256 756 803
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 94.2 364.5 25.8 3.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 408.30 356.48 434.95 1,452.28
FIPS Code 27009 27139 27165 27031
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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