Nobles County, MN

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2022 Population
22,194
0.13% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
3.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,973
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,000
14.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Nobles County, MN had a population of 22.2k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $62,973. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Nobles County, MN declined from 22,223 to 22,194, a −0.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,101 to $62,973, a 10.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nobles County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.7%), White (Hispanic) (12.4%), Other (Hispanic) (9.86%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.4%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.93%).

None of the households in Nobles 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.

87.4% of the residents in Nobles County, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nobles County, MN are Avalon School of Cosmetology (17 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Nobles County, MN was $161,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%.

Most people in Nobles County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Nobles County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Nobles County, MN is home to a population of 22.2k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.1% of Nobles County, MN residents were born outside of the country (4.46k people).

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Nobles County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.74k White (Hispanic) and 2.19k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.4%
2022 Citizenship
86.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.4% of Nobles County, MN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Nobles County, MN was 86.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nobles County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 167
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.74k ± 530
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.19k ± 449
30%
Hispanic Population
6.66k people

In 2022, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Nobles County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.74k White (Hispanic) and 2.19k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30% of the people in Nobles County, MN are hispanic (6.66k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

20.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.46k people
20.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.58k people

As of 2022, 20.1% of Nobles County, MN residents (4.46k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nobles County, MN was 20.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    361 ± 86
  2. Korea
    112 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    80 ± 49

Nobles County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Nobles County, MN employs 10.7k people. The largest industries in Nobles County, MN are Manufacturing (2,635 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,373 people), and Retail Trade (1,150 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,958), Finance & Insurance ($59,450), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,550).

Occupations

10.7k
2022 Value
± 587
−0.0839%
1 Year decline
± 7.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nobles County, MN declined at a rate of −0.0839%, from 10.7k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nobles County, MN, are Production Occupations (2,010 people), Management Occupations (936 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (893 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nobles County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.7k
2022 Value
± 587
−0.0839%
1 Year decline
± 7.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nobles County, MN declined at a rate of −0.0839%, from 10.7k employees to 10.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nobles County, MN, are Manufacturing (2,635 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,373 people), and Retail Trade (1,150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nobles County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Nobles 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

$43,380
Median earning men ± $2,691
$33,606
Median earning women ± $2,727

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($65,134), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,021), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,350).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,261), and Public Administration ($46,362).

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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. 147
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 139
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 125
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nobles County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 64.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.7%), followed by Other (1.41%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Nobles County, MN awarded 17 degrees. The student population of Nobles County, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 25 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nobles County, MN are White (6 and 35.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5 and 29.4%), Two or More Races (4 and 23.5%), and Asian (2 and 11.8%).

The largest universities in Nobles County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Avalon School of Cosmetology (17 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Nobles County, MN are General Cosmetology (11 and 64.7%) and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (6 and 35.3%).

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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nobles County, MN was $161,000 in 2022, which is 0.571 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,700 to $161,000, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Nobles County, MN is 74.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Nobles County, MN have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nobles County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Nobles County, MN is $62,973. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Nobles County, MN was Census Tract 1051 with a value of $70,833, followed by Census Tract 1053 and Census Tract 1052, with respective values of $70,000 and $67,313.

Property

$161,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,520
$5,726
Median Property Taxes
±$378

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Rent vs Own

74.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.5% of the housing units in Nobles County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1051
  2. Census Tract 1053
  3. Census Tract 1052

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nobles County, MN was Census Tract 1051 with a value of $70,833, followed by Census Tract 1053 and Census Tract 1052, with respective values of $70,000 and $67,313.

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

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Household Income

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$62,973
Median Household Income
± $5,081
7.69k
Number of Households
± 457

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.69k households in Nobles County, MN grew to $62,973 from the previous year's value of $57,101.

The following chart displays the households in Nobles 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 Nobles 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 (73%)
  2. Carpooled (14.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.41%)

In 2022, 73% of workers in Nobles County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.8%) and those who worked at home (5.41%).

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

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nobles County, MN have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Nobles County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nobles County, MN (2.67k out of 21.8k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nobles County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

88% of the population of Nobles County, MN has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.82% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nobles County, MN see 1664 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.26% increase from the previous year (1566 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 738 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,664 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nobles County, MN

Primary care physicians in Nobles County, MN see an average of 1,664 patients per year. This represents a 6.26% increase from the previous year (1,566 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nobles 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 30.4% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.82%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nobles County, MN grew by 8.37% from 11.1% to 12%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.2 in Nobles 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 39.2% in Nobles County, MN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Nobles County, MN.

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