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Stearns County, MN&

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0.7% growth
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1.14% growth
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0.92% growth
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1.08% growth


The economy of Stearns County, MN employs 84,285 people. The economy of Stearns County, MN is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2.35; 1.37; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Stearns County, MN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,915), Manufacturing (11,966), and Retail trade (11,672), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,042), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,351), and Finance & Insurance ($41,486).

Median household income in Stearns County, MN is $56,977. Males in Stearns County, MN have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,109. The income inequality of Stearns County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Stearns County, MN. In Stearns County, MN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 111 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,850. Beltrami County, MN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Minnesota.


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Stearns County, MN is home to a population of 153,661 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Stearns County, MN is composed of 136,076 White residents (88.6%), 6,868 Black residents (4.47%), 4,745 Hispanic residents (3.09%), 3,061 Asian residents (1.99%), and 2,273 Two+ residents (1.48%). The most common foreign languages in Stearns County, MN are Spanish (3,236 speakers), African Languages (2,823 speakers), and German (1,578 speakers), but compared to other places, Stearns County, MN has a relative high number of African Languages (2,823 speakers), Hmong (622 speakers), and German (1,578 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Stearns County, MN awarded 7,940 degrees. The student population of Stearns County, MN is skewed towards females, with 3,017 male students and 4,923 female students. Most students in Stearns County, MN are White (6,395 and 80.5%), followed by Black or African American (340 and 4.28%), Unknown (324 and 4.08%), and Asian (234 and 2.95%). The largest universities in Stearns County, MN by number of graduates are Saint Cloud State University (3,139 and 39.5%), Rasmussen College-Minnesota (2,398 and 30.2%), and St Cloud Technical and Community College (1,215 and 15.3%). The most popular majors in Stearns County, MN are General Business Administration & Management (345 and 4.35%), Accounting (210 and 2.64%), and General Psychology (199 and 2.51%). The median tuition costs in Stearns County, MN are $41,016 for private four year colleges, and $6,820 and $14,738 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stearns County, MN is $168,200, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $166,400 to $168,200, a 1.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Stearns County, MN is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Stearns County, MN have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stearns County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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