Koochiching County, MN

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Population

12,776

1.19% decline

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Median Age

48.6


Median Household Income

$47,131

4.9% growth

Number of Employees

5,832

0.325% decline

Median Property Value

$108,300

2.65% growth

About

In 2017, Koochiching County, MN had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 48.6 and a median household income of $47,131. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Koochiching County, MN declined from 12,930 to 12,776, a -1.19% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,929 to $47,131, a 4.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Koochiching County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.869%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.477%). N/A% of the people in Koochiching County, MN speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Koochiching County, MN are Rainy River Community College (80 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Koochiching County, MN is $108,300, and the homeownership rate is 78.7%. Most people in Koochiching County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Koochiching 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 Koochiching County, MN employs 5.83k people. The largest industries in Koochiching County, MN are Manufacturing (1,007 people), Retail Trade (936 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (873 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,438), Manufacturing ($61,011), and Public Administration ($55,625).

Median household income in Koochiching County, MN is $47,131. Males in Koochiching 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 Koochiching County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,131

2017 value

± $5,312

4.9%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in Koochiching County, MN have a median annual income of $47,131, 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 $44,929 in 2016, which represents a 4.9% 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 Koochiching 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7903

  2. Census Tract 7902

  3. Census Tract 7905

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Koochiching County, MN was Census Tract 7903 with a value of $59,643, followed by Census Tract 7902 and Census Tract 7905, with respective values of $43,289 and $43,125.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Koochiching County, MN (2.14k out of 12.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,767 ± 237

  2. Native American

    185 ± 91

  3. Black

    85 ± 91

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

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

5.83k

2017 Value

± 416

-0.325%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Koochiching County, MN declined at a rate of -0.325%, from 5.85k employees to 5.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Koochiching County, MN, are Sales & Related Occupations (705 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (694 people), and Production Occupations (594 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Koochiching County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Koochiching County, MN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (705 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (694 people), and Production Occupations (594 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Koochiching County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.76 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Koochiching County, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($143,393), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,500), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($88,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.83k

2017 Value

± 416

-0.325%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Koochiching County, MN declined at a rate of -0.325%, from 5.85k employees to 5.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Koochiching County, MN, are Manufacturing (1,007 people), Retail Trade (936 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (873 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Koochiching County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Koochiching 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 Koochiching County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,007 people), Retail Trade (936 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (873 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Koochiching County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.81 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.71 times), and Retail Trade (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Koochiching County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,438), Manufacturing ($61,011), and Public Administration ($55,625).

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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

95.1% of the population of Koochiching County, MN has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 18.6% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Koochiching County, MN see 2140 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.8% decrease from the previous year (2571 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2105 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 971 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

2,140 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Koochiching County, MN see an average of 2,140 patients per year. This represents a 16.8% decrease from the previous year (2,571 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Koochiching 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%).

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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

4.93%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

23.1%

Medicaid

18.6%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Koochiching County, MN declined by 28.6% from 6.91% to 4.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Koochiching 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

Koochiching County, MN is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.93% of Koochiching County, MN residents were born outside of the country (758 people).

In 2017, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Koochiching County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 468 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 173 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Koochiching County, MN was 48.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Koochiching County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Koochiching County, MN residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.93%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

758 people

5.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

719 people

As of 2017, 5.93% of Koochiching County, MN residents (758 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 Koochiching County, MN was 5.56%, 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

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Koochiching County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Koochiching County, MN was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Koochiching County, MN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    11.9k ± 14

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    468 ± 75

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    173 ± 61.6

In 2017, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Koochiching County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 468 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 173 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 Koochiching County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    434 ± 86

  2. World War II

    110 ± 48

  3. Korea

    108 ± 44

Koochiching County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Koochiching County, MN awarded 80 degrees. The student population of Koochiching County, MN is skewed towards women, with 120 male students and 149 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Koochiching County, MN are White (63 and 81.8%), followed by Black or African American (4 and 5.19%), Two or More Races (4 and 5.19%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 3.9%).

The largest universities in Koochiching County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Rainy River Community College (80 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Koochiching County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (59 and 73.8%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (8 and 10%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (7 and 8.75%).

The median tuition costs in Koochiching County, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Koochiching County, MN was Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology with 1 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

80 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Koochiching County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rainy River Community College with 80 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

23

Degrees Awarded to Men

57

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 23 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Koochiching County, MN, which is 0.404 times less than the 57 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Koochiching County, MN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    63 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Koochiching County, MN were to White students. These 63 degrees mean that there were 15.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Koochiching County, MN was $108,300 in 2017, which is 0.471 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,500 to $108,300, a 2.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Koochiching County, MN is 78.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Koochiching County, MN have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Koochiching County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$108,300

2017 Median

± $5,037

$105,500

2016 Median

± $6,780

In 2017, the median property value in Koochiching County, MN grew to to $108,300 from the previous year's value of $105,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Koochiching 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 Koochiching 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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$47,131

Median Household Income

± $5,312

5.63k

Number of Households

± 402

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.63k households in Koochiching County, MN grew to $47,131 from the previous year's value of $44,929.

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

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Rent vs Own

78.7%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.7% of the housing units in Koochiching County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

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

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Koochiching County, MN have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Koochiching County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Koochiching County, MN compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Carpooled

    14.4%

  3. Walked

    4.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Koochiching County, MN was Drove Alone (71.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.4%) and those who Walked (4.87%).

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

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