Watonwan County, MN

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Population

10,936

0.546% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$50,044

0.0479% decline

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

5,641

2.01% decline

Median Property Value

$94,500

0.421% decline

About

In 2017, Watonwan County, MN had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $50,044. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Watonwan County, MN declined from 10,996 to 10,936, a -0.546% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,068 to $50,044, a -0.0479% decrease.

The population of Watonwan County, MN is 74% White Alone, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.988% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Watonwan County, MN speak a non-English language, and 90.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Watonwan County, MN is $94,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Watonwan County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Watonwan County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Watonwan County, MN employs 5.64k people. The largest industries in Watonwan County, MN are Manufacturing (1,227 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), and Retail Trade (614 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,946), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,472), and Transportation & Warehousing ($42,946).

Median household income in Watonwan County, MN is $50,044. Males in Watonwan 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 Watonwan County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,044

2017 value

± $5,610

-0.0479%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in Watonwan County, MN have a median annual income of $50,044, 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 $50,068 in 2016, which represents a -0.0479% 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.

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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 Watonwan 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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Watonwan County, MN was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $62,621, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $52,857 and $43,605.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Watonwan County, MN (1.32k out of 10.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 12 - 14.

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

    985 ± 166

  2. Hispanic

    513 ± 180

  3. Other

    269 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Watonwan 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

5.64k

2017 Value

± 346

-2.01%

1 Year decline

± 8.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watonwan County, MN declined at a rate of -2.01%, from 5.76k employees to 5.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Watonwan County, MN, are Production Occupations (836 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (683 people), and Management Occupations (596 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Watonwan County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Watonwan County, MN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (836 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (683 people), and Management Occupations (596 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Watonwan County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.98 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.56 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Watonwan County, MN, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($60,682), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,125), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($52,202).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.64k

2017 Value

± 346

-2.01%

1 Year decline

± 8.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Watonwan County, MN declined at a rate of -2.01%, from 5.76k employees to 5.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Watonwan County, MN, are Manufacturing (1,227 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), and Retail Trade (614 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Watonwan County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Watonwan 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 Watonwan County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,227 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (817 people), and Retail Trade (614 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Watonwan County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.85 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.15 times), and Utilities (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Watonwan County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,946), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,472), and Transportation & Warehousing ($42,946).

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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

85.9% of the population of Watonwan County, MN has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Watonwan County, MN see 3651 patients per year on average, which represents a 31.8% increase from the previous year (2771 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2182 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1818 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

3,651 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Watonwan County, MN see an average of 3,651 patients per year. This represents a 31.8% increase from the previous year (2,771 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

14.1%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Watonwan County, MN declined by 4.61% from 14.8% to 14.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Watonwan 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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Diversity

Watonwan County, MN is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 90.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.2% of Watonwan County, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.33k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Watonwan County, MN is composed of 8.09k White Alone residents (74%), 2.55k Hispanic or Latino residents (23.3%), 108 Two or More Races residents (0.988%), 106 Asian Alone residents (0.969%), 59 Black or African American Alone residents (0.54%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.174%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Watonwan County, MN was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Watonwan County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Watonwan County, MN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.33k people

11.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.23k people

As of 2017, 12.2% of Watonwan County, MN residents (1.33k 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 Watonwan County, MN was 11.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

90.9%

2017 Citizenship

91.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.9% of Watonwan County, MN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Watonwan County, MN was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.09k ± 14

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.55k ± 548

  3. Two or More Races

    108 ± 51

In 2017, there were 3.17 times more White Alone residents (8.09k people) in Watonwan County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.55k Hispanic or Latino and 108 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    278 ± 61

  2. Korea

    136 ± 40

  3. World War II

    66 ± 43

Watonwan County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Watonwan County, MN was $94,500 in 2017, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,900 to $94,500, a 0.421% decrease. The homeownership rate in Watonwan County, MN is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Watonwan County, MN have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Watonwan County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,500

2017 Median

± $4,528

$94,900

2016 Median

± $4,518

In 2017, the median property value in Watonwan County, MN declined from to $94,500 from the previous year's value of $94,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Watonwan 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 Watonwan County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$50,044

Median Household Income

± $5,610

4.33k

Number of Households

± 289

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.33k households in Watonwan County, MN declined from $50,044 from the previous year's value of $50,068.

The following chart displays the households in Watonwan 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 Watonwan County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Watonwan County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in Watonwan County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

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

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Watonwan County, MN have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Watonwan County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76%

  2. Carpooled

    9.07%

  3. Walked

    6.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Watonwan County, MN was Drove Alone (76%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.07%) and those who Walked (6.71%).

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 Watonwan County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Watonwan County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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