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

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Table

Watonwan County, Minnesota
Benton County, Minnesota
Scott County, Minnesota
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
11,135
41,459
153,268
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
11,135
41,459
153,268
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
11,253
41,379
150,928
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
0.2%
1.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 11,253 41,379 150,928
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 11,211 38,451 129,928
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
6.6%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.1%
25.4%
26.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.7%
14.1%
11.9%
Female persons, percent
49.7%
49.6%
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.7%
90.0%
83.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.4%
5.6%
6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.6%
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
1.2%
6.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
2.5%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
27.7%
3.2%
5.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.4%
87.4%
78.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 618 1,913 5,728
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 13.1% 4.2% 9.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 4,882 17,500 55,581
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 77.0% 65.8% 83.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $98,600 $187,300 $317,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,006 $1,417 $1,976
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $434 $498 $608
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $634 $780 $1,216
Building permits, 2021 3 92 1,039
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 4,371 16,482 50,487
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.46 2.40 2.88
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 95.0% 85.6% 90.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 22.3% 5.1% 12.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 86.8% 92.3% 95.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 73.4% 85.2% 92.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 84.2% 91.3% 95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 17.6% 23.1% 40.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.8% 7.4% 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.7%
6.1%
4.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.0% 72.3% 75.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.3% 68.6% 71.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D 50,118 681,280
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 52,294 159,640 566,157
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 21,267 52,516 206,184
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 65,296 506,840 1,593,949
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $5,984 $12,602 $10,949
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 21.9 23.0 26.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $53,304 $60,564 $103,261
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $28,633 $31,515 $43,890
Persons in poverty, percent
9.7%
6.9%
4.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 293 925 3,467
Total employment, 2020 3,693 15,791 52,565
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 139,066 759,627 2,572,558
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% -1.3% 3.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 609 2,634 11,606
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 303 822 3,024
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 220 447 1,809
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 91 544
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 174
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 249 709 2,551
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 64 57 165
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 653 2,533
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 25.9 101.3 423.6
Population per square mile, 2010 25.8 94.2 364.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 434.95 408.30 356.27
Land area in square miles, 2010 434.95 408.30 356.48
FIPS Code 27165 27009 27139
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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