Houston County, MN

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2022 Population
18,826
0.106% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0.446% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.19%
3.45% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,580
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$216,400
16.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houston County, MN had a population of 18.8k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $71,580. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houston County, MN grew from 18,806 to 18,826, a 0.106% increase and its median household income grew from $62,397 to $71,580, a 14.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.568%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.494%).

None of the households in Houston 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.

99.6% of the residents in Houston County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Houston County, MN was $216,400, and the homeownership rate was 82.9%.

Most people in Houston County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Houston County, MN is home to a population of 18.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.32% of Houston County, MN residents were born outside of the country (248 people).

In 2022, there were 28.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Houston County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 615 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 111 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Houston County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houston County, MN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 214
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    615 ± 230
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    111 ± 56.9
1.42%
Hispanic Population
267 people

In 2022, there were 28.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Houston County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 615 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 111 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.42% of the people in Houston County, MN are hispanic (267 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
248 people
1.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
257 people

As of 2022, 1.32% of Houston County, MN residents (248 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houston County, MN was 1.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    401 ± 75
  2. Korea
    139 ± 60
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    107 ± 54

Houston County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houston County, MN employs 10k people. The largest industries in Houston County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,932 people), Retail Trade (1,414 people), and Manufacturing (1,298 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($147,917), Utilities ($78,355), and Public Administration ($66,442).

Occupations

10k
2022 Value
± 533
−0.149%
1 Year decline
± 7.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, MN declined at a rate of −0.149%, from 10k employees to 10k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston County, MN, are Management Occupations (1,144 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,068 people), and Production Occupations (817 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10k
2022 Value
± 533
−0.149%
1 Year decline
± 7.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston County, MN declined at a rate of −0.149%, from 10k employees to 10k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,932 people), Retail Trade (1,414 people), and Manufacturing (1,298 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Houston 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

$53,466
Median earning men ± $2,892
$41,142
Median earning women ± $2,464

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,750), Information ($69,464), and Public Administration ($69,447).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($57,679), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,658), and Public Administration ($53,482).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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. 143
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 102
    Manufacturing
  3. 97
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Houston County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 55.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.4%), followed by Other (1.22%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston County, MN was $216,400 in 2022, which is 0.768 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $185,900 to $216,400, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston County, MN is 82.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houston County, MN have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houston County, MN is $71,580. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Houston County, MN was Census Tract 201 with a value of $79,146, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $76,563 and $69,338.

Property

$216,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,171
$6,653
Median Property Taxes
±$413

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

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Rent vs Own

82.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.9% of the housing units in Houston County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 201
  2. Census Tract 202
  3. Census Tract 203

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston County, MN was Census Tract 201 with a value of $79,146, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $76,563 and $69,338.

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

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Household Income

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$71,580
Median Household Income
± $5,972
8.03k
Number of Households
± 471

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.03k households in Houston County, MN grew to $71,580 from the previous year's value of $62,397.

The following chart displays the households in Houston 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Houston County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (8.31%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Houston County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (8.31%).

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

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston County, MN have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.43% of the workforce in Houston 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 Houston County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houston County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston County, MN (1.34k out of 18.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston County, MN is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

95.1% of the population of Houston County, MN has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 9.62% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Houston County, MN see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (1689 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2070 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3726 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Houston County, MN

Primary care physicians in Houston County, MN see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (1,689 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.88%
Uninsured
55.8%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
9.62%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston County, MN grew by 3.79% from 4.7% to 4.88%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Houston 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 32.7% in Houston County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.08% in Houston County, MN.

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