Goodhue County, MN

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Population

46,138

0.672% decline

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$62,431

3.27% growth

Number of Employees

23,976

0.566% growth

Median Property Value

$191,400

3.01% growth

About

In 2017, Goodhue County, MN had a population of 46.1k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $62,431. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Goodhue County, MN declined from 46,450 to 46,138, a -0.672% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,452 to $62,431, a 3.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Goodhue County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.13%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.964%). N/A% of the people in Goodhue County, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Goodhue County, MN is $191,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.6%. Most people in Goodhue County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Goodhue County, MN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Goodhue County, MN employs 24k people. The largest industries in Goodhue County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,251 people), Manufacturing (3,975 people), and Retail Trade (2,031 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,286), Public Administration ($55,750), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,375).

Median household income in Goodhue County, MN is $62,431. Males in Goodhue County, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Goodhue County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,431

2017 value

± $3,013

3.27%

1 Year Growth

± 5.82%

Households in Goodhue County, MN have a median annual income of $62,431, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,452 in 2016, which represents a 3.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Minnesota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Goodhue County, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 805

  2. Census Tract 804

  3. Census Tract 803

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Goodhue County, MN was Census Tract 805 with a value of $87,083, followed by Census Tract 804 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $80,000 and $71,641.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Goodhue County, MN (4.87k out of 45.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,019 ± 426

  2. Two Or More

    424 ± 155

  3. Native American

    203 ± 90

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24k

2017 Value

± 775

0.566%

1 Year growth

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Goodhue County, MN grew at a rate of 0.566%, from 23.8k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Goodhue County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,996 people), Management Occupations (2,829 people), and Production Occupations (2,131 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Goodhue County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Goodhue County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,996 people), Management Occupations (2,829 people), and Production Occupations (2,131 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Goodhue County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.41 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.54 times), and Production Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Goodhue County, MN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,969), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,417), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,119).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24k

2017 Value

± 775

0.566%

1 Year growth

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Goodhue County, MN grew at a rate of 0.566%, from 23.8k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Goodhue County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,251 people), Manufacturing (3,975 people), and Retail Trade (2,031 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Goodhue County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Goodhue County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Goodhue County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,251 people), Manufacturing (3,975 people), and Retail Trade (2,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Goodhue County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.77 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.29 times), and Manufacturing (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Goodhue County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,286), Public Administration ($55,750), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.4B

  2. $22.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.4B, followed by Nonmetal min. prods. ($22.8B) and Cereal grains ($22.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$351B

2020 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

37.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $351B. This is expected to increase 37.9% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $26.2B

  3. $14.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $29.1B, followed by Iowa with $26.2B and Illinois and $14.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.6% of the population of Goodhue County, MN has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Goodhue County, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Goodhue County, MN see 1080 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1080 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2334 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1037 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,080 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Goodhue County, MN see an average of 1,080 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,080 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.41%

Uninsured

54.6%

Employer Coverage

12%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Goodhue County, MN declined by 1.76% from 6.53% to 6.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Goodhue County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

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Diversity

Goodhue County, MN is home to a population of 46.1k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.83% of Goodhue County, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.3k people).

In 2017, there were 43.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Goodhue County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 981 White (Hispanic) and 844 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Goodhue County, MN was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Goodhue County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Goodhue County, MN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.83%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.3k people

3.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.43k people

As of 2017, 2.83% of Goodhue County, MN residents (1.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Goodhue County, MN was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Goodhue County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Goodhue County, MN was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Goodhue County, MN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    42.6k ± 5

  2. White (Hispanic)

    981 ± 271

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    844 ± 178

In 2017, there were 43.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.6k people) in Goodhue County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 981 White (Hispanic) and 844 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,301 ± 169

  2. Korea

    475 ± 76

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    418 ± 111

Goodhue County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Goodhue County, MN was $191,400 in 2017, which is 0.833 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $185,800 to $191,400, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Goodhue County, MN is 74.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Goodhue County, MN have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Goodhue County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$191,400

2017 Median

± $5,540

$185,800

2016 Median

± $5,332

In 2017, the median property value in Goodhue County, MN grew to to $191,400 from the previous year's value of $185,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Goodhue County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Goodhue County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$62,431

Median Household Income

± $3,013

19.3k

Number of Households

± 704

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.3k households in Goodhue County, MN grew to $62,431 from the previous year's value of $60,452.

The following chart displays the households in Goodhue 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Goodhue County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Goodhue County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

74.6%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.6% of the housing units in Goodhue County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Goodhue County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Goodhue County, MN have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Goodhue County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    7.44%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Goodhue County, MN was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.44%) and those who Worked At Home (5.23%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Goodhue County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Goodhue County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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