Meeker County, MN

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2022 Population
23,352
0.361% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.475% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.56%
2.05% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,926
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$216,800
16.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Meeker County, MN had a population of 23.4k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $75,926. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Meeker County, MN grew from 23,268 to 23,352, a 0.361% increase and its median household income grew from $67,099 to $75,926, a 13.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meeker County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), White (Hispanic) (1.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%), Other (Hispanic) (1.75%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.407%).

None of the households in Meeker 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.

99.1% of the residents in Meeker County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Meeker County, MN was $216,800, and the homeownership rate was 82%.

Most people in Meeker County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Meeker County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Meeker County, MN is home to a population of 23.4k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.35% of Meeker County, MN residents were born outside of the country (316 people).

In 2022, there were 50.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.7k people) in Meeker County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 430 White (Hispanic) and 430 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Meeker County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Meeker County, MN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meeker County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.7k ± 69
  2. White (Hispanic)
    430 ± 141
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    430 ± 66.2
4.27%
Hispanic Population
998 people

In 2022, there were 50.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.7k people) in Meeker County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 430 White (Hispanic) and 430 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.27% of the people in Meeker County, MN are hispanic (998 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
316 people
1.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
303 people

As of 2022, 1.35% of Meeker County, MN residents (316 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 Meeker County, MN was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    509 ± 87
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    168 ± 60
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    146 ± 48

Meeker County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Meeker County, MN employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Meeker County, MN are Manufacturing (2,436 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,975 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,112), Public Administration ($68,333), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,357).

Occupations

11.8k
2022 Value
± 443
2.2%
1 Year growth
± 5.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Meeker County, MN grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 11.5k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meeker County, MN, are Production Occupations (1,402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,259 people), and Management Occupations (1,252 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meeker County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.8k
2022 Value
± 443
2.2%
1 Year growth
± 5.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Meeker County, MN grew at a rate of 2.2%, from 11.5k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meeker County, MN, are Manufacturing (2,436 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,975 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meeker County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Meeker 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

$55,350
Median earning men ± $2,484
$34,334
Median earning women ± $1,128

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,750), and Information ($73,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($55,691), Public Administration ($50,357), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,446).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 230
    Manufacturing
  2. 130
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 125
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Meeker County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 69.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.6%), followed by Other (1.34%).

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.

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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 Meeker County, MN was $216,800 in 2022, which is 0.769 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $186,400 to $216,800, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Meeker County, MN is 82%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Meeker County, MN have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Meeker County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Meeker County, MN is $75,926. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Meeker County, MN was Census Tract 5602 with a value of $89,457, followed by Census Tract 5601 and Census Tract 5605, with respective values of $85,539 and $78,879.

Property

$216,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,727
$7,358
Median Property Taxes
±$312

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 Meeker County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

82%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82% of the housing units in Meeker County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5602
  2. Census Tract 5601
  3. Census Tract 5605

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meeker County, MN was Census Tract 5602 with a value of $89,457, followed by Census Tract 5601 and Census Tract 5605, with respective values of $85,539 and $78,879.

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

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Household Income

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$75,926
Median Household Income
± $2,837
8.98k
Number of Households
± 375

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.98k households in Meeker County, MN grew to $75,926 from the previous year's value of $67,099.

The following chart displays the households in Meeker 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 Meeker 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 (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.26%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.99%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Meeker County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.26%) and those who worked at home (6.99%).

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

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meeker County, MN have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.49% of the workforce in Meeker 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 Meeker County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Meeker County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meeker County, MN (1.74k out of 23k 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 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meeker County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

94.9% of the population of Meeker County, MN has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.764% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Meeker County, MN see 1786 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.05% increase from the previous year (1653 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2122 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1667 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,786 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Meeker County, MN

Primary care physicians in Meeker County, MN see an average of 1,786 patients per year. This represents a 8.05% increase from the previous year (1,653 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Meeker 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 25.4% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.13%
Uninsured
51.6%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.764%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meeker County, MN grew by 20.8% from 4.25% to 5.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meeker 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 N/A in Meeker 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 35% in Meeker 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 5.63% in Meeker County, MN.

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