Le Sueur County, MN

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Population

27,810

0.579% growth

Poverty Rate

8.83%


Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$65,500

4.86% growth

Number of Employees

14,665

0.306% decline

Median Property Value

$190,700

4.78% growth

About

In 2017, Le Sueur County, MN had a population of 27.8k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $65,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Le Sueur County, MN grew from 27,650 to 27,810, a 0.579% increase and its median household income grew from $62,462 to $65,500, a 4.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Le Sueur County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.38%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.15%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.791%). N/A% of the people in Le Sueur County, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Le Sueur County, MN is $190,700, and the homeownership rate is 81.9%. Most people in Le Sueur County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Le Sueur County, MN is 2 cars per household.

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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 Le Sueur County, MN employs 14.7k people. The largest industries in Le Sueur County, MN are Manufacturing (3,048 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,989 people), and Construction (1,423 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,125), Utilities ($66,250), and Public Administration ($53,289).

Median household income in Le Sueur County, MN is $65,500. Males in Le Sueur 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 Le Sueur County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,500

2017 value

± $2,833

4.86%

1 Year Growth

± 4.96%

Households in Le Sueur County, MN have a median annual income of $65,500, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,462 in 2016, which represents a 4.86% 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.

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

  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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Minnesota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Le Sueur 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9506

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Le Sueur County, MN was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $84,107, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $68,487 and $62,240.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Le Sueur County, MN (2.43k out of 27.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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

    2,174 ± 220

  2. Hispanic

    655 ± 152

  3. Black

    179 ± 121

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Le Sueur County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic 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

14.7k

2017 Value

± 510

-0.306%

1 Year decline

± 4.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Le Sueur County, MN declined at a rate of -0.306%, from 14.7k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Le Sueur County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,657 people), Production Occupations (1,640 people), and Management Occupations (1,593 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Le Sueur County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Le Sueur County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,657 people), Production Occupations (1,640 people), and Management Occupations (1,593 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Le Sueur County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.86 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Le Sueur County, MN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,154), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.7k

2017 Value

± 510

-0.306%

1 Year decline

± 4.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Le Sueur County, MN declined at a rate of -0.306%, from 14.7k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Le Sueur County, MN, are Manufacturing (3,048 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,989 people), and Construction (1,423 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Le Sueur County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Le Sueur 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 Le Sueur County, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,048 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,989 people), and Construction (1,423 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Le Sueur County, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.93 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.05 times), and Construction (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Le Sueur County, MN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,125), Utilities ($66,250), and Public Administration ($53,289).

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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

95.5% of the population of Le Sueur County, MN has health coverage, with 57% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Le Sueur County, MN see 9221 patients per year on average, which represents a 33.6% decrease from the previous year (13885 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3066 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3942 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

9,221 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Le Sueur County, MN see an average of 9,221 patients per year. This represents a 33.6% decrease from the previous year (13,885 patients).

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

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 

$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

4.54%

Uninsured

57%

Employer Coverage

12.3%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Le Sueur County, MN declined by 13.7% from 5.27% to 4.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Le Sueur 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

Le Sueur County, MN is home to a population of 27.8k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.96% of Le Sueur County, MN residents were born outside of the country (824 people).

In 2017, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.5k people) in Le Sueur County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Hispanic) and 320 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Le Sueur County, MN was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Le Sueur County, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Le Sueur County, MN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

824 people

2.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

779 people

As of 2017, 2.96% of Le Sueur County, MN residents (824 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 Le Sueur County, MN was 2.82%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Le Sueur County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Le Sueur County, MN was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Le Sueur County, MN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    25.5k ± 18

  2. White (Hispanic)

    1.22k ± 163

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    320 ± 154

In 2017, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.5k people) in Le Sueur County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Hispanic) and 320 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    716 ± 88

  2. Korea

    212 ± 52

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    195 ± 51

Le Sueur County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Le Sueur County, MN was $190,700 in 2017, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $182,000 to $190,700, a 4.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Le Sueur County, MN is 81.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Le Sueur County, MN have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Le Sueur County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$190,700

2017 Median

± $5,539

$182,000

2016 Median

± $6,069

In 2017, the median property value in Le Sueur County, MN grew to to $190,700 from the previous year's value of $182,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Le Sueur 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 Le Sueur County, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$65,500

Median Household Income

± $2,833

10.8k

Number of Households

± 419

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Le Sueur County, MN grew to $65,500 from the previous year's value of $62,462.

The following chart displays the households in Le Sueur 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 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Le Sueur County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Le Sueur County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.9%

2017 Homeownership

81.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.9% of the housing units in Le Sueur County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

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

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Le Sueur County, MN have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Le Sueur County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Le Sueur County, MN was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.15%) and those who Worked At Home (4.7%).

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

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