Becker County, MN

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2022 Population
35,202
0.592% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
0.473% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
0.448% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,683
6.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$249,600
13.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Becker County, MN had a population of 35.2k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $68,683. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Becker County, MN grew from 34,995 to 35,202, a 0.592% increase and its median household income grew from $64,296 to $68,683, a 6.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Becker County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.45%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.04%), White (Hispanic) (1.03%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.75%).

None of the households in Becker 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.

99.5% of the residents in Becker County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Becker County, MN was $249,600, and the homeownership rate was 78.2%.

Most people in Becker County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Becker County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Becker County, MN is home to a population of 35.2k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.28% of Becker County, MN residents were born outside of the country (452 people).

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Becker County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.77k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Becker County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Becker County, MN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Becker County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.1k ± 133
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.92k ± 185
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.77k ± 139
2.29%
Hispanic Population
805 people

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Becker County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.77k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.29% of the people in Becker County, MN are hispanic (805 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
452 people
1.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
468 people

As of 2022, 1.28% of Becker County, MN residents (452 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 Becker County, MN was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,162 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    297 ± 64
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    290 ± 68

Becker County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Becker County, MN employs 16.6k people. The largest industries in Becker County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,618 people), Manufacturing (2,033 people), and Retail Trade (1,893 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($115,481), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,854).

Occupations

16.6k
2022 Value
± 587
0.49%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Becker County, MN grew at a rate of 0.49%, from 16.5k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Becker County, MN, are Management Occupations (2,112 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,506 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Becker County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.6k
2022 Value
± 587
0.49%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Becker County, MN grew at a rate of 0.49%, from 16.5k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Becker County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,618 people), Manufacturing (2,033 people), and Retail Trade (1,893 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Becker County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Becker 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

$47,497
Median earning men ± $2,345
$34,009
Median earning women ± $2,060

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,417), Wholesale Trade ($68,021), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,000), Construction ($55,625), and Wholesale Trade ($46,667).

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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. 202
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 200
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 184
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Becker County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 64.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34%), followed by Other (1.06%).

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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Race

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Becker County, MN was $249,600 in 2022, which is 0.885 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $220,600 to $249,600, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Becker County, MN is 78.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Becker County, MN have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Becker County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Becker County, MN is $68,683. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Becker County, MN was Census Tract 4504 with a value of $92,379, followed by Census Tract 4509 and Census Tract 4507, with respective values of $85,066 and $83,529.

Property

$249,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,561
$11,049
Median Property Taxes
±$410

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 Becker County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.2% of the housing units in Becker County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4504
  2. Census Tract 4509
  3. Census Tract 4507

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Becker County, MN was Census Tract 4504 with a value of $92,379, followed by Census Tract 4509 and Census Tract 4507, with respective values of $85,066 and $83,529.

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

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Household Income

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$68,683
Median Household Income
± $2,197
14.1k
Number of Households
± 523

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Becker County, MN grew to $68,683 from the previous year's value of $64,296.

The following chart displays the households in Becker 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 Becker 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 (76.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.57%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Becker County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.57%).

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

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Becker County, MN have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Becker 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 Becker County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Becker County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Becker County, MN (3.75k out of 34.5k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

93.6% of the population of Becker County, MN has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Becker County, MN see 1275 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.27% decrease from the previous year (1375 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1641 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 447 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,275 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Becker County, MN

Primary care physicians in Becker County, MN see an average of 1,275 patients per year. This represents a 7.27% decrease from the previous year (1,375 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Becker 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 25.5% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

6.44%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
2.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Becker County, MN declined by 0.549% from 6.48% to 6.44%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33 in Becker County, MN.

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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 34.1% in Becker County, MN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.83% in Becker County, MN.

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