Lac qui Parle County, MN

County

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Population
6,773
0.98% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
Median Age
50.4

Poverty Rate
8.52%

Median Household Income
$52,199
3.99% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$85,600
5.55% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,381
2.23% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Lac qui Parle County, MN had a population of 6.77k people with a median age of 50.4 and a median household income of $52,199. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lac qui Parle County, MN declined from 6,840 to 6,773, a -0.98% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,195 to $52,199, a 3.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lac qui Parle County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.842%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.827%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.812%). NaNk% of the people in Lac qui Parle County, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lac qui Parle County, MN is $85,600, and the homeownership rate is 80.5%. Most people in Lac qui Parle County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lac qui Parle County, MN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Minnesota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Donald J. Trump with 59.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (33.8%), followed by Other (6.79%). The most partisan county was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Minnesota
59.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Minnesota
  1. 73.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Minnesota was Morrison County, MN with 73.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Minnesota colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat after Al Franken's resignation.

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 Lac qui Parle County, MN have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lac qui Parle County, MN is home to a population of 6.77k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.63% of Lac qui Parle County, MN residents were born outside of the country (178 people).

In 2018, there were 74.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.45k people) in Lac qui Parle County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 87 White (Hispanic) and 57 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lac qui Parle County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.45k ± 3
  2. White (Hispanic)
    87 ± 39
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    57 ± 15
2.2%
Hispanic Population
149 people

In 2018, there were 74.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.45k people) in Lac qui Parle County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 87 White (Hispanic) and 57 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.2% of the people in Lac qui Parle County, MN are hispanic (149 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.63%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
178 people
2.7%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
185 people

As of 2018, 2.63% of Lac qui Parle County, MN residents (178 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lac qui Parle County, MN was 2.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

51
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lac qui Parle County, MN was 50.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Lac qui Parle County, MN are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lac qui Parle County, MN residents was 50.

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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

98.6%
2018 Citizenship
98.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.6% of Lac qui Parle County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lac qui Parle County, MN was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    165 ± 34
  2. Korea
    70 ± 24
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    48 ± 23

Lac qui Parle County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lac qui Parle County, MN is $52,199. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lac qui Parle County, MN was Census Tract 1803 with a value of $53,494, followed by Census Tract 1802 and Census Tract 1801, with respective values of $52,609 and $49,083.

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

The economy of Lac qui Parle County, MN employs 3.38k people. The largest industries in Lac qui Parle County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (621 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (465 people), and Retail Trade (418 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,728), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($51,654).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,199
2018 value
± $1,651
3.99%
1 Year Growth
± 5.26%

Households in Lac qui Parle County, MN have a median annual income of $52,199, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,195 in 2017, which represents a 3.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210
Average Male Salary in Minnesota
± $1,573
$52,870
Average Female Salary in Minnesota
± $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 in Minnesota
  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 in Minnesota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lac qui Parle County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.467
2017 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.466
2016 Wage GINI in Minnesota

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 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1803
  2. Census Tract 1802
  3. Census Tract 1801

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lac qui Parle County, MN was Census Tract 1803 with a value of $53,494, followed by Census Tract 1802 and Census Tract 1801, with respective values of $52,609 and $49,083.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lac qui Parle County, MN (566 out of 6.64k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    507 ± 70
  2. Hispanic
    44 ± 56
  3. Other
    33 ± 59

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lac qui Parle County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

3.38k
2018 Value
± 173
-2.23%
1 Year decline
± 7.37%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lac qui Parle County, MN declined at a rate of -2.23%, from 3.46k employees to 3.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lac qui Parle County, MN, are Management Occupations (552 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (337 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (286 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lac qui Parle County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lac qui Parle County, MN, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (552 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (337 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lac qui Parle County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.75 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.67 times), and Management Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lac qui Parle County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,667), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,167), and Management Occupations ($53,621).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.38k
2018 Value
± 173
-2.23%
1 Year decline
± 7.37%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lac qui Parle County, MN declined at a rate of -2.23%, from 3.46k employees to 3.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lac qui Parle County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (621 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (465 people), and Retail Trade (418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lac qui Parle County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Lac qui Parle 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 Lac qui Parle County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (621 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (465 people), and Retail Trade (418 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lac qui Parle County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.4 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.32 times), and Retail Trade (1.09 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lac qui Parle County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,728), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($51,654).

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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. $23.9B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

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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$316B
2015 Value in Minnesota
$484B
Projected 2045 Value in Minnesota
53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% 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. $25.5B
  2. $24.3B
  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lac qui Parle County, MN was $85,600 in 2018, which is 0.373 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $81,100 to $85,600, a 5.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Lac qui Parle County, MN is 80.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lac qui Parle County, MN have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lac qui Parle County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$85,600
2018 Median
± $4,136
$81,100
2017 Median
± $4,626

In 2018, the median property value in Lac qui Parle County, MN grew to to $85,600 from the previous year's value of $81,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lac qui Parle 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 Lac qui Parle County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$52,199
Median Household Income
± $1,651
3.1k
Number of Households
± 154

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.1k households in Lac qui Parle County, MN grew to $52,199 from the previous year's value of $50,195.

The following chart displays the households in Lac qui Parle 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

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lac qui Parle County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lac qui Parle County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.5%
2018 Homeownership
80.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 80.5% of the housing units in Lac qui Parle County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lac qui Parle County, MN have a shorter commute time (14.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.997% of the workforce in Lac qui Parle County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    74.3%
  2. Worked At Home
    9.59%
  3. Carpooled
    9.13%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lac qui Parle County, MN was Drove Alone (74.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.59%) and those who Carpooled (9.13%).

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

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Health

97.8% of the population of Lac qui Parle County, MN has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 23% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lac qui Parle County, MN see 857 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.465% decrease from the previous year (861 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2238 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6715 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

857 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lac qui Parle County, MN

Primary care physicians in Lac qui Parle County, MN see an average of 857 patients per year. This represents a 0.465% decrease from the previous year (861 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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 in Minnesota
$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

2.24%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
23%
Non-Group
2.31%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lac qui Parle County, MN declined by 33.1% from 3.35% to 2.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lac qui Parle 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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