New Ulm, MN

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Population

25,243

0.332% decline

Poverty Rate

8.09%


Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$55,764

4.59% growth

Number of Employees

13,588

0.399% growth

Median Property Value

$135,300

2.27% growth

About

In 2017, New Ulm, MN had a population of 25.2k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $55,764. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Ulm, MN declined from 25,327 to 25,243, a -0.332% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,319 to $55,764, a 4.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Ulm, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.1%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.74%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.776%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.701%). N/A% of the people in New Ulm, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Ulm, MN are Martin Luther College (225 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in New Ulm, MN is $135,300, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in New Ulm, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in New Ulm, MN is 2 cars per household.

New Ulm, MN borders Mankato-North Mankato, MN.

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 New Ulm, MN employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in New Ulm, MN are Manufacturing (2,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,021 people), and Retail Trade (1,452 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,887), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,045).

Median household income in New Ulm, MN is $55,764. Males in New Ulm, 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 New Ulm, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,764

2017 value

± $1,955

4.59%

1 Year Growth

± 4.6%

Households in New Ulm, MN have a median annual income of $55,764, 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 $53,319 in 2016, which represents a 4.59% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Ulm, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Ulm, MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $100,963, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $100,324 and $95,124.

The following map shows all of the counties in New Ulm, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Ulm, MN (1.94k out of 24k 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 Females 18 - 24 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

    1,576 ± 207

  2. Hispanic

    405 ± 140

  3. Other

    285 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Ulm, 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

13.6k

2017 Value

± 542

0.399%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Ulm, MN grew at a rate of 0.399%, from 13.5k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Ulm, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,702 people), Production Occupations (1,588 people), and Management Occupations (1,301 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Ulm, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Ulm, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,702 people), Production Occupations (1,588 people), and Management Occupations (1,301 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, New Ulm, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.33 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.02 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Ulm, MN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,688), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,224), and Legal Occupations ($55,556).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.6k

2017 Value

± 542

0.399%

1 Year growth

± 5.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Ulm, MN grew at a rate of 0.399%, from 13.5k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Ulm, MN, are Manufacturing (2,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,021 people), and Retail Trade (1,452 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Ulm, MN, though some of these residents may live in New Ulm, 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 New Ulm, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,021 people), and Retail Trade (1,452 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, New Ulm, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.92 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.92 times), and Utilities (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Ulm, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,887), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,045).

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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 New Ulm, MN has health coverage, with 54.3% on employee plans, 9.97% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in New Ulm, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 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

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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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

4.47%

Uninsured

54.3%

Employer Coverage

9.97%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Ulm, MN declined by 10.3% from 4.99% to 4.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Ulm, 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

New Ulm, MN is home to a population of 25.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.16% of New Ulm, MN residents were born outside of the country (545 people).

In 2017, there were 44.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in New Ulm, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 531 White (Hispanic) and 440 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Ulm, MN was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in New Ulm, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all New Ulm, MN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

545 people

2.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

533 people

As of 2017, 2.16% of New Ulm, MN residents (545 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 New Ulm, MN was 2.1%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of New Ulm, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Ulm, MN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Ulm, MN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    23.7k ± 14

  2. White (Hispanic)

    531 ± 167

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    440 ± 174

In 2017, there were 44.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in New Ulm, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 531 White (Hispanic) and 440 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in New Ulm, MN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    698 ± 94

  2. Korea

    269 ± 60

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    260 ± 131

New Ulm, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in New Ulm, MN awarded 225 degrees. The student population of New Ulm, MN is skewed towards women, with 486 male students and 495 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Ulm, MN are White (215 and 96.8%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 1.35%), Asian (2 and 0.901%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 0.45%).

The largest universities in New Ulm, MN by number of degrees awarded are Martin Luther College (225 and 100%).

The most popular majors in New Ulm, MN are Elementary Education & Teaching (71 and 31.6%), Pre-Theology & Pre-Ministerial Studies (36 and 16%), and General Education (25 and 11.1%).

The median tuition costs in New Ulm, MN are $14,680 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New Ulm, MN was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New Ulm, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

225 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$14,680

Median Private

In 2017, the New Ulm, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Martin Luther College with 225 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

115

Degrees Awarded to Men

110

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 115 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Ulm, MN, which is 1.05 times more than the 110 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in New Ulm, MN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    215 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Ulm, MN were to White students. These 215 degrees mean that there were 71.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Ulm, MN was $135,300 in 2017, which is 0.589 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,300 to $135,300, a 2.27% increase. The homeownership rate in New Ulm, MN is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Ulm, MN have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Ulm, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$135,300

2017 Median

± $3,901

$132,300

2016 Median

± $5,521

In 2017, the median property value in New Ulm, MN grew to to $135,300 from the previous year's value of $132,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Ulm, 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 New Ulm, 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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$55,764

Median Household Income

± $1,955

10.7k

Number of Households

± 466

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.7k households in New Ulm, MN grew to $55,764 from the previous year's value of $53,319.

The following chart displays the households in New Ulm, 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 New Ulm, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Ulm, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

78.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in New Ulm, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

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

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Ulm, MN have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in New Ulm, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Worked At Home

    7%

  3. Carpooled

    6.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Ulm, MN was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7%) and those who Carpooled (6.78%).

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

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