Scott County, MN

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2021 Population
149,568
1.61% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic
(DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic
(DFL) Party
2021 Median Age
37
0.543% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
4.64%
12.5% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$109,031
5.59% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$332,900
4.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Scott County, MN had a population of 150k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $109,031. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Scott County, MN grew from 147,201 to 149,568, a 1.61% increase and its median household income grew from $103,261 to $109,031, a 5.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), and White (Hispanic) (2.49%).

None of the households in Scott 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.

96.4% of the residents in Scott County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Scott County, MN was $332,900, and the homeownership rate was 83.2%.

Most people in Scott County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, MN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Scott County, MN is home to a population of 150k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2021, 10.1% of Scott County, MN residents were born outside of the country (15.1k people).

In 2021, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Scott County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2021 Citizenship
97%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 96.4% of Scott County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, MN was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 397
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.2k ± 433
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.19k ± 513
5.45%
Hispanic Population
8.16k people

In 2021, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Scott County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.19k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.45% of the people in Scott County, MN are hispanic (8.16k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.1k people
9.57%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.1k people

As of 2021, 10.1% of Scott County, MN residents (15.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scott County, MN was 9.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,004 ± 270
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    828 ± 205
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    708 ± 194

Scott County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Scott County, MN employs 83.7k people. The largest industries in Scott County, MN are Manufacturing (12,564 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,827 people), and Retail Trade (9,757 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($93,194), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,659), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,203).

Occupations

83.7k
2021 Value
± 2,229
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 3.75%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Scott County, MN grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 82k employees to 83.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, MN, are Management Occupations (9,991 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,205 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,677 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

83.7k
2021 Value
± 2,229
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 3.75%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Scott County, MN grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 82k employees to 83.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, MN, are Manufacturing (12,564 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,827 people), and Retail Trade (9,757 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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

$65,272
Median earning men ± $1,856
$44,824
Median earning women ± $1,459

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($99,531), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($92,580), and Information ($87,642).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,471), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,264), and Information ($66,516).

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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. 980
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 888
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 829
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $28.4B
  2. $26.2B
  3. $23.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $28.4B, followed by Electronics ($26.2B) and Precision instruments ($23.9B).

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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$333B
2020 Value in Minnesota
$636B
Projected 2050 Value in Minnesota
91% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 91% to $636B by 2050.

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. $25.1B
  2. $14.8B
  3. $14B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.1B, followed by Iowa with $14.8B and Illinois and $14B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Scott County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.19%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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Race

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).

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

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, MN was $332,900 in 2021, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $317,500 to $332,900, a 4.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, MN is 83.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Scott County, MN have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scott County, MN is $109,031. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, MN was Census Tract 809.03 with a value of $144,236, followed by Census Tract 802.02 and Census Tract 802.01, with respective values of $132,379 and $124,286.

Property

$332,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,785
$43,519
Median Property Taxes
±$1,349

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

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

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Rent vs Own

83.2%
Homeownership
2021
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 83.2% of the housing units in Scott County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 809.03
  2. Census Tract 802.02
  3. Census Tract 802.01

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, MN was Census Tract 809.03 with a value of $144,236, followed by Census Tract 802.02 and Census Tract 802.01, with respective values of $132,379 and $124,286.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Scott 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.
$109,031
Median Household Income
± $2,763
52.3k
Number of Households
± 1,689

In 2021, the median household income of the 52.3k households in Scott County, MN grew to $109,031 from the previous year's value of $103,261.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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 Scott County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2021, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.234% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Carpooled (7%)

In 2021, 77.2% of workers in Scott County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who carpooled to work (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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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, MN have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0.885% of the workforce in Scott 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 Scott County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, MN (6.85k out of 148k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott 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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96.6% of the population of Scott County, MN has health coverage, with 66.4% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 8.76% on Medicare, 9.29% on non-group plans, and 0.727% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MN see 1935 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.7% increase from the previous year (1866 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2283 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 913 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,935 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, MN

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MN see an average of 1,935 patients per year. This represents a 3.7% increase from the previous year (1,866 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.1% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 41.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

3.37%
Uninsured
66.4%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
8.76%
Medicare
9.29%
Non-Group
0.727%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, MN grew by 2.31% from 3.29% to 3.37%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 26.6 in Scott 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 29.2% in Scott County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.66% in Scott County, MN.

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