Hennepin County, MN

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2021 Population
1.27M
1.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic
(DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic
(DFL) Party
2021 Median Age
36.9
0.545% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
9.88%
2.63% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$85,438
5.26% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$309,200
5.85% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
704,717
1.2% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Hennepin County, MN had a population of 1.27M people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $85,438. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Hennepin County, MN grew from 1.26M to 1.27M, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $81,169 to $85,438, a 5.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hennepin County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.17%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.72%).

None of the households in Hennepin 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.

93.8% of the residents in Hennepin County, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hennepin County, MN are Capella University (14,837 degrees awarded in 2021), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (14,640 degrees), and Walden University (12,768 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Hennepin County, MN was $309,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.1%.

Most people in Hennepin County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hennepin County, MN was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Hennepin County, MN is home to a population of 1.27M people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2021, 13.8% of Hennepin County, MN residents were born outside of the country (175k people).

In 2021, there were 5.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (856k people) in Hennepin County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 91.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.8%
2021 Citizenship
93.6%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 93.8% of Hennepin County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Hennepin County, MN was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hennepin County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    856k ± 1.58k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    167k ± 2.29k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    91.2k ± 1.15k
7.03%
Hispanic Population
89.3k people

In 2021, there were 5.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (856k people) in Hennepin County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 91.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.03% of the people in Hennepin County, MN are hispanic (89.3k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

13.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
175k people
13.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
174k people

As of 2021, 13.8% of Hennepin County, MN residents (175k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hennepin County, MN was 13.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    17,754 ± 804
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,994 ± 803
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,566 ± 569

Hennepin County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Hennepin County, MN employs 705k people. The largest industries in Hennepin County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (104,452 people), Manufacturing (85,227 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,671 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,138), Utilities ($89,033), and Finance & Insurance ($84,843).

Occupations

705k
2021 Value
± 6,304
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 1.25%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Hennepin County, MN grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 696k employees to 705k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hennepin County, MN, are Management Occupations (91,349 people), Sales & Related Occupations (71,711 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (67,330 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hennepin County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

705k
2021 Value
± 6,304
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 1.25%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Hennepin County, MN grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 696k employees to 705k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hennepin County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (104,452 people), Manufacturing (85,227 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (79,671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hennepin County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Hennepin 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

$58,393
Median earning men ± $883
$45,544
Median earning women ± $690

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,417), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,453), and Public Administration ($73,471).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,285), Public Administration ($63,212), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,626).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 15,719
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 12,205
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 10,911
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $28.7M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. $23.7M
    Manufacturing
  3. $19.8M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hennepin County, MN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 70.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (27.2%), followed by Other (1.3%).

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.

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In 2021, universities in Hennepin County, MN awarded 51,327 degrees. The student population of Hennepin County, MN in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 107,600 male students and 236,600 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hennepin County, MN are White (26,742 and 54.6%), followed by Black or African American (9,728 and 19.9%), Unknown (4,063 and 8.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (3,468 and 7.08%).

The largest universities in Hennepin County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Capella University (14,837 and 28.9%), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (14,640 and 28.5%), and Walden University (12,768 and 24.9%).

The most popular majors in Hennepin County, MN are Registered Nursing (8,802 and 17.1%), General Business Administration & Management (2,918 and 5.69%), and General Psychology (1,854 and 3.61%).

The median tuition costs in Hennepin County, MN are $18,811 for private four year colleges, and $13,532 and $32,096 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Hennepin County, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 344,200 (31.3% men and 68.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 344,200 students enrolled in Hennepin County, MN, 31.3% men and 68.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 167,358 records, of which 67.6% were women and 32.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4,190 degree-majors awarded
  2. 1,318 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,049 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Hennepin County, MN was Registered Nursing with 4,190 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Hennepin County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 14,837 degrees awarded
  2. 14,640 degrees awarded
  3. 12,768 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Capella University with 14,837 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 15,827 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hennepin County, MN, which is 0.446 times less than the 35,500 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 26,742 degrees mean that there were 2.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9,728 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,811) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,722) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.02M), and Some college (978k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Hennepin County, MN was $309,200 in 2021, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $292,100 to $309,200, a 5.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Hennepin County, MN is 63.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Hennepin County, MN have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hennepin County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hennepin County, MN is $85,438. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hennepin County, MN was Census Tract 236 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 239.02 and Census Tract 237, with respective values of $231,484 and $188,000.

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hennepin County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.47%.

Property

$309,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,502
$330,286
Median Property Taxes
±$3,568

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 Hennepin County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hennepin County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
Homeownership
2021
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 63.1% of the housing units in Hennepin County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 236
  2. Census Tract 239.02
  3. Census Tract 237

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hennepin County, MN was Census Tract 236 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 239.02 and Census Tract 237, with respective values of $231,484 and $188,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$85,438
Median Household Income
± $966
524k
Number of Households
± 5,486

In 2021, the median household income of the 524k households in Hennepin County, MN grew to $85,438 from the previous year's value of $81,169.

The following chart displays the households in Hennepin 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hennepin County, MN is from Hennepin County, MN.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (66.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.85%)

In 2021, 66.6% of workers in Hennepin County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.85%).

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

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hennepin County, MN have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% of the workforce in Hennepin 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 Hennepin County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hennepin County, MN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hennepin County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.47%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hennepin County, MN (123k out of 1.25M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hennepin County, MN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.5% of the children was living in poverty in Hennepin County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 449 in Hennepin County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.28 per 100,000 population.

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95.2% of the population of Hennepin County, MN has health coverage, with 58.4% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.763% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hennepin County, MN see 816 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.2% decrease from the previous year (843 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 993 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 215 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

816 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hennepin County, MN

Primary care physicians in Hennepin County, MN see an average of 816 patients per year. This represents a 3.2% decrease from the previous year (843 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.81%
Uninsured
58.4%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
0.763%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hennepin County, MN grew by 1.25% from 4.75% to 4.81%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.7 in Hennepin 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 25.2% in Hennepin County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.82% in Hennepin County, MN.

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