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

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Table

Watonwan County, Minnesota
Cook County, Minnesota
Benton County, Minnesota
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
11,135
5,617
41,459
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
11,135
5,617
41,459
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
11,253
5,600
41,379
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
0.3%
0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 11,253 5,600 41,379
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 11,211 5,176 38,451
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
3.4%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.1%
14.8%
25.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.7%
29.9%
14.1%
Female persons, percent
49.7%
49.7%
49.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.7%
86.4%
90.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.4%
1.6%
5.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.4%
7.8%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
1.2%
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
2.9%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
27.7%
2.8%
3.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.4%
84.5%
87.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 651 362 2,015
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 12.8% 3.4% 4.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 4,882 6,014 17,500
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 78.5% 79.5% 66.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $106,200 $261,600 $199,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,124 $1,474 $1,447
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $458 $566 $545
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $650 $792 $822
Building permits, 2021 3 76 92
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 4,272 2,499 16,351
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.60 2.20 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 94.3% 86.0% 84.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 23.5% 5.9% 5.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 90.7% 94.1% 93.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 77.2% 90.2% 87.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 87.2% 96.5% 91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 18.8% 42.4% 22.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 8.4% 7.4% 8.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.7%
11.1%
6.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.1% 62.7% 72.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 59.7% 59.6% 69.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D 79,271 50,118
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 52,294 26,489 159,640
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 21,267 D 52,516
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 65,296 64,934 506,840
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $5,984 $11,996 $12,602
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 21.6 17.4 22.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $59,494 $65,045 $65,529
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $30,919 $39,205 $32,884
Persons in poverty, percent
9.7%
8.7%
6.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 293 271 925
Total employment, 2020 3,693 1,986 15,791
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 139,066 68,064 759,627
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.2% -7.4% -1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 609 749 2,634
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 303 278 822
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 220 S 447
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 91
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 249 S 709
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 64 S 57
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 653
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 25.9 3.9 101.3
Population per square mile, 2010 25.8 3.6 94.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 434.95 1,452.57 408.30
Land area in square miles, 2010 434.95 1,452.28 408.30
FIPS Code 27165 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., 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 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 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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