Willmar, MN

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Population

42,577

0.158% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$56,604

5.77% growth

Number of Employees

21,874

0.653% growth

Median Property Value

$167,000

1.64% growth

About

In 2017, Willmar, MN had a population of 42.6k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $56,604. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Willmar, MN grew from 42,510 to 42,577, a 0.158% increase and its median household income grew from $53,514 to $56,604, a 5.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Willmar, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.32%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%). N/A% of the people in Willmar, MN speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Willmar, MN are Ridgewater College (866 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Willmar, MN is $167,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.9%. Most people in Willmar, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Willmar, MN is 2 cars per household.

Willmar, MN borders St. Cloud, 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 Willmar, MN employs 21.9k people. The largest industries in Willmar, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,311 people), Manufacturing (2,964 people), and Retail Trade (2,560 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,042), Utilities ($67,946), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,875).

Median household income in Willmar, MN is $56,604. Males in Willmar, 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 Willmar, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,604

2017 value

± $1,610

5.77%

1 Year Growth

± 3.88%

Households in Willmar, MN have a median annual income of $56,604, 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 $53,514 in 2016, which represents a 5.77% 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 Willmar, 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 Willmar, 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 Willmar, 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

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Willmar, MN (4.73k out of 41.8k 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 Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    3,034 ± 285

  2. Black

    1,164 ± 260

  3. Hispanic

    922 ± 208

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Willmar, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.9k

2017 Value

± 710

0.653%

1 Year growth

± 4.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Willmar, MN grew at a rate of 0.653%, from 21.7k employees to 21.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Willmar, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,663 people), Management Occupations (2,030 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,912 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Willmar, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Willmar, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,663 people), Management Occupations (2,030 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,912 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Willmar, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.8 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.52 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Willmar, MN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($62,202), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,188), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.9k

2017 Value

± 710

0.653%

1 Year growth

± 4.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Willmar, MN grew at a rate of 0.653%, from 21.7k employees to 21.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Willmar, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,311 people), Manufacturing (2,964 people), and Retail Trade (2,560 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Willmar, MN, though some of these residents may live in Willmar, 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 Willmar, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,311 people), Manufacturing (2,964 people), and Retail Trade (2,560 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Willmar, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.23 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.42 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Willmar, MN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,042), Utilities ($67,946), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,875).

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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

94.4% of the population of Willmar, MN has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Willmar, 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

5.63%

Uninsured

45.9%

Employer Coverage

18.9%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

15.9%

Non-Group

1.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Willmar, MN declined by 17.8% from 6.85% to 5.63%.

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

Willmar, MN is home to a population of 42.6k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.24% of Willmar, MN residents were born outside of the country (3.51k people).

In 2017, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.8k people) in Willmar, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k White (Hispanic) and 2.07k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Willmar, MN was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Willmar, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Willmar, MN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.51k people

7.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.01k people

As of 2017, 8.24% of Willmar, MN residents (3.51k 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 Willmar, MN was 7.09%, 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

94.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.4% of Willmar, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Willmar, MN was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Willmar, MN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    34.8k ± 26

  2. White (Hispanic)

    2.69k ± 478

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    2.07k ± 481

In 2017, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.8k people) in Willmar, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k White (Hispanic) and 2.07k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,059 ± 110

  2. Korea

    338 ± 64

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    215 ± 68

Willmar, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Willmar, MN awarded 866 degrees. The student population of Willmar, MN is skewed towards women, with 1,427 male students and 1,939 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Willmar, MN are White (759 and 88.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (53 and 6.15%), Black or African American (30 and 3.48%), and Two or More Races (11 and 1.28%).

The largest universities in Willmar, MN by number of degrees awarded are Ridgewater College (866 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Willmar, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (213 and 24.6%), Registered Nursing (81 and 9.35%), and Instrumentation Technology (48 and 5.54%).

The median tuition costs in Willmar, 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. 212 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Willmar, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 212 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

866 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Willmar, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ridgewater College with 866 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

375

Degrees Awarded to Men

491

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 375 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Willmar, MN, which is 0.764 times less than the 491 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    759 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Willmar, MN were to White students. These 759 degrees mean that there were 14.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Willmar, MN was $167,000 in 2017, which is 0.727 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,300 to $167,000, a 1.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Willmar, MN is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Willmar, MN have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Willmar, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$167,000

2017 Median

± $2,496

$164,300

2016 Median

± $3,517

In 2017, the median property value in Willmar, MN grew to to $167,000 from the previous year's value of $164,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Willmar, 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 Willmar, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$56,604

Median Household Income

± $1,610

16.8k

Number of Households

± 600

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.8k households in Willmar, MN grew to $56,604 from the previous year's value of $53,514.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%

2017 Homeownership

72.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.9% of the housing units in Willmar, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Willmar, MN have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Willmar, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.51%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Willmar, MN was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.51%) and those who Worked At Home (4.2%).

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

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