West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN

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2022 Population
113,249
24.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
43.2
2.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.69%
2.99% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$68,033
6.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,900
0.102% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
52,945
20.8% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN had a population of 113k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $68,033. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN declined from 150,227 to 113,249, a −24.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,845 to $68,033, a 6.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), Other (Hispanic) (1.68%), White (Hispanic) (1.25%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.809%).

4.35% of the households in West Central Minnesota PUMA, 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.

98.4% of the residents in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (690 degrees awarded in 2022), Alexandria Technical & Community College (662 degrees), and University of Minnesota-Morris (174251) (349 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was $195,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN is home to a population of 113k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.48% of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN residents were born outside of the country (2.81k people).

In 2022, there were 43.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are Spanish (2,823 households), Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (351 households), and German (305 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
58,229
Women
49.6%
59,248
Men
50.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 117,477 inhabitants, with 50.4% men, and 49.6% women.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    103k ± 201
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.37k ± 281
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.9k ± 182
3.89%
Hispanic Population
4.4k people

In 2022, there were 43.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.89% of the people in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are hispanic (4.4k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,002 ± 774 people
  2. Honduras
    320 ± 439 people
  3. Vietnam
    152 ± 302 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 1,002 West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN residents, followed by Honduras with 320 and Vietnam with 152.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.81k people
2.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.54k people

As of 2022, 2.48% of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN residents (2.81k 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 West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was 2.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,823 households (2.65%)
  2. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    351 households (0.329%)
  3. German
    305 households (0.286%)

4.35% of the households in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was Spanish. 2.65% of the households in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,930 ± 194
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    807 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    650 ± 120

West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN employs 52.9k people. The largest industries in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are Elementary & secondary schools (3,972 people), Construction (3,710 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($234,678), Management of companies & enterprises ($186,766), and Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($153,923).

Males in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,404. The income inequality in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,258
Women
47.1%
35,158
Men
52.9%

The workforce of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN in 2020 was 66,416 people, with 47.1% woman, and 52.9% men.

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Occupations

52.9k
2022 Value
−20.8%
1 Year decline
± −20.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN declined at a rate of −20.8%, from 66.9k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,592 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,278 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,243 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.9k
2022 Value
−20.8%
1 Year decline
± −20.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN declined at a rate of −20.8%, from 66.9k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,972 people), Construction (3,710 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN, though some of these residents may live in West Central Minnesota PUMA, 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

$51,495
Median earning men ± $858
$33,840
Median earning women ± $758

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,569), Public Administration ($68,469), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,873).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,158), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,882), and Construction ($45,724).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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 West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN awarded 1,701 degrees. The student population of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,485 male students and 3,800 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are White (1,267 and 75.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (123 and 7.33%), Two or More Races (95 and 5.66%), and Black or African American (70 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN by number of degrees awarded are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (690 and 40.6%), Alexandria Technical & Community College (662 and 38.9%), and University of Minnesota-Morris (174251) (349 and 20.5%).

The most popular majors in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (205 and 12.1%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (162 and 9.52%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 and 7.35%).

The median tuition cost in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN for a public four year colleges is $12,804 for in-state students and $14,934 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,285 (47.8% men and 52.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,285 students enrolled in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN, 47.8% men and 52.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,413 records, of which 52.2% were women and 47.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 125 degrees awarded
  2. 78 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 125 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 690 degrees awarded
  2. 662 degrees awarded
  3. 349 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Minnesota West Community and Technical College with 690 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 767 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN, which is 0.821 times less than the 934 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,267 degrees mean that there were 10.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($12,804) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,316) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.477% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (28.5k), Some college (20.6k), and Bachelors Degree (16.1k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was $195,900 in 2022, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,100 to $195,900, a 0.102% decrease. The homeownership rate in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN is $68,033. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was Hennepin County--Plymouth, Maple Grove (West) & Medicine Lake Cities PUMA, MN with a value of $133,079, followed by Hennepin County (West)--Champlin, Rogers Cities & Lake Minnetonka PUMA, MN and Dakota County (South)--Lakeville & Farmington Cities PUMA, MN, with respective values of $129,494 and $122,602.

Property

$195,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,097
$36,856
Median Property Taxes
±$765

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.2% of the housing units in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was Hennepin County--Plymouth, Maple Grove (West) & Medicine Lake Cities PUMA, MN with a value of $133,079, followed by Hennepin County (West)--Champlin, Rogers Cities & Lake Minnetonka PUMA, MN and Dakota County (South)--Lakeville & Farmington Cities PUMA, MN, with respective values of $129,494 and $122,602.

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Household Income

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$68,033
Median Household Income
± $1,188
48.3k
Number of Households
± 1,020

In 2022, the median household income of the 48.3k households in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN grew to $68,033 from the previous year's value of $63,845.

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Wage Distribution

0.428
2022 Wage GINI in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN
0.427
2021 Wage GINI in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN

In 2022, the income inequality in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was 0.428 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.353% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.27%)
  3. Carpooled (7.86%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.27%) and those who carpooled to work (7.86%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in West Central Minnesota PUMA, 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

9.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN (10.8k out of 111k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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Health

95.7% of the population of West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see 1102 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnesota

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,102 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,117 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.33%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Central Minnesota PUMA, MN grew by 0.294% from 4.32% to 4.33%.

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