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Cook County, Minnesota; Benton County, Minnesota

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Cook County, Minnesota
Benton County, Minnesota
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,463 40,889
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,463 40,889
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 5,176 38,451
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.5% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 5,176 38,451
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.1%
7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.1%
25.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
29.3%
14.3%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
86.1%
90.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.4%
5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
8.6%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.4%
2.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.6%
88.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 386 2,162
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.9% 3.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,249 17,495
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 76.9% 67.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $240,100 $174,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,412 $1,375
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $517 $488
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $651 $760
Building permits, 2019 70 230
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 2,691 16,452
Persons per household, 2015-2019 1.97 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 6.8% 4.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.6% 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 81.2% 83.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 97.1% 91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 40.4% 23.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.9% 8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.2%
4.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 57.8% 71.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 54.0% 67.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 46,837 45,029
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,870 116,650
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,461 681,684
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 911,688
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 66,659 510,315
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,856 $13,130
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 14.4 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,432 $57,715
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $33,194 $29,831
Persons in poverty, percent
8.9%
8.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 291 928
Total employment, 2019 2,145 15,991
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 74,236 719,878
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 1.9% -1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 753 2,600
All firms, 2012 933 3,261
Men-owned firms, 2012 608 1,569
Women-owned firms, 2012 185 1,172
Minority-owned firms, 2012 26 78
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 845 3,089
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 27 301
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 803 2,769
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 3.6 94.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,452.28 408.30
FIPS Code 27031 27009
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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