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Houston County, Minnesota

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Houston County, Minnesota
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18,600
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18,600
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 19,020
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 18,843
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 19,027
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.0%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
95.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,235
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 0.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,812
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 80.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $173,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,357
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $482
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $722
Building permits, 2020 49
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 8,253
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.23
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 24.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 69.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,344
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,736
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 54,896
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 136,169
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,229
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $60,382
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $33,032
Persons in poverty, percent
7.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 406
Total employment, 2019 4,278
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 148,928
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 -0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,384
All firms, 2012 2,034
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,275
Women-owned firms, 2012 497
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,969
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 302
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,629
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 34.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 552.06
FIPS Code 27055
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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