Cook County, MN

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2022 Population
5,611
0.664% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
52.2
0.382% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.58%
6.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,937
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$289,500
10.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cook County, MN had a population of 5.61k people with a median age of 52.2 and a median household income of $71,937. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cook County, MN grew from 5,574 to 5,611, a 0.664% increase and its median household income grew from $65,045 to $71,937, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cook County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.36%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.89%), Other (Hispanic) (1.55%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.891%).

None of the households in Cook County, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Cook County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cook County, MN was $289,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%.

Most people in Cook County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cook County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cook County, MN is home to a population of 5.61k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.78% of Cook County, MN residents were born outside of the country (212 people).

In 2022, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.75k people) in Cook County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 413 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 218 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Cook County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cook County, MN was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cook County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.75k ± 6
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    413 ± 56
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    218 ± 57.5
2.53%
Hispanic Population
142 people

In 2022, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.75k people) in Cook County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 413 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 218 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.53% of the people in Cook County, MN are hispanic (142 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cook County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
212 people
3.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
192 people

As of 2022, 3.78% of Cook County, MN residents (212 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cook County, MN was 3.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    153 ± 60
  2. Korea
    39 ± 28
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    29 ± 21

Cook County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cook County, MN employs 2.88k people. The largest industries in Cook County, MN are Accommodation & Food Services (493 people), Retail Trade (455 people), and Educational Services (292 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,977), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,739), and Wholesale Trade ($63,542).

Occupations

2.88k
2022 Value
± 279
−2.81%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cook County, MN declined at a rate of −2.81%, from 2.96k employees to 2.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cook County, MN, are Management Occupations (474 people), Sales & Related Occupations (355 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cook County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.88k
2022 Value
± 279
−2.81%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cook County, MN declined at a rate of −2.81%, from 2.96k employees to 2.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cook County, MN, are Accommodation & Food Services (493 people), Retail Trade (455 people), and Educational Services (292 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cook County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Cook County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,762
Median earning men ± $5,101
$45,455
Median earning women ± $9,834

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($106,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,578), and Wholesale Trade ($63,542).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,109), Public Administration ($61,042), and Manufacturing ($56,635).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 104
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 65
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 65
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cook County, MN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Other (1.87%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cook County, MN was $289,500 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $261,600 to $289,500, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Cook County, MN is 78.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cook County, MN have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cook County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$289,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,729
$2,086
Median Property Taxes
±$209

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cook County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.1% of the housing units in Cook County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 4802
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cook County, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$71,937
Median Household Income
± $4,681
2.67k
Number of Households
± 240

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.67k households in Cook County, MN grew to $71,937 from the previous year's value of $65,045.

The following chart displays the households in Cook County, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cook County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (60.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.8%)
  3. Walked (9.32%)

In 2022, 60.3% of workers in Cook County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.8%) and those who walked to work (9.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cook County, MN have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Cook County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cook County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cook County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cook County, MN (477 out of 5.56k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cook County, MN is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Cook County, MN has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 25.6% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.809% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cook County, MN see 683 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1083 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

683 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cook County, MN

Primary care physicians in Cook County, MN see an average of 683 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (674 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cook County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.6% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 29% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.09%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
25.6%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
0.809%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cook County, MN declined by 10.3% from 5.67% to 5.09%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.3% in Cook County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.9% in Cook County, MN.

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