Wilkin County, MN

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2022 Population
6,454
0.631% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.238% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
0.0238% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,114
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$169,100
9.52% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wilkin County, MN had a population of 6.45k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $67,114. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wilkin County, MN declined from 6,495 to 6,454, a −0.631% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,907 to $67,114, a 15.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilkin County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), Other (Hispanic) (1.63%), White (Hispanic) (1.33%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.48%).

None of the households in Wilkin 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.

99.7% of the residents in Wilkin County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wilkin County, MN was $169,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.4%.

Most people in Wilkin County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkin County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wilkin County, MN is home to a population of 6.45k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.775% of Wilkin County, MN residents were born outside of the country (50 people).

In 2022, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.93k people) in Wilkin County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 209 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 105 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Wilkin County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wilkin County, MN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilkin County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.93k ± 32
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    209 ± 23.3
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    105 ± 48
3.61%
Hispanic Population
233 people

In 2022, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.93k people) in Wilkin County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 209 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 105 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.61% of the people in Wilkin County, MN are hispanic (233 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.775%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
50 people
0.955%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
62 people

As of 2022, 0.775% of Wilkin County, MN residents (50 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 Wilkin County, MN was 0.955%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    66 ± 39
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    40 ± 22
  3. Korea
    40 ± 33

Wilkin County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wilkin County, MN employs 3.2k people. The largest industries in Wilkin County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (390 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (373 people), and Manufacturing (352 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($75,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,286), and Utilities ($69,286).

Occupations

3.2k
2022 Value
± 239
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilkin County, MN grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 3.16k employees to 3.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilkin County, MN, are Management Occupations (431 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (308 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (294 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilkin County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.2k
2022 Value
± 239
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilkin County, MN grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 3.16k employees to 3.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilkin County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (390 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (373 people), and Manufacturing (352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilkin County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Wilkin 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

$55,154
Median earning men ± $2,569
$36,867
Median earning women ± $3,190

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($84,643), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($84,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,279).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,542), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,136), and Wholesale Trade ($51,875).

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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. 52
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 42
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 35
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wilkin County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 67.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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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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 Wilkin County, MN was $169,100 in 2022, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,400 to $169,100, a 9.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilkin County, MN is 80.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wilkin County, MN have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilkin County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$169,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,993
$2,143
Median Property Taxes
±$198

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 Wilkin County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.4% of the housing units in Wilkin County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502

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

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Household Income

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$67,114
Median Household Income
± $3,779
2.67k
Number of Households
± 225

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.67k households in Wilkin County, MN grew to $67,114 from the previous year's value of $57,907.

The following chart displays the households in Wilkin 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 Wilkin 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 (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.41%)
  3. Carpooled (6.66%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Wilkin County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.41%) and those who carpooled to work (6.66%).

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

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilkin County, MN have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Wilkin 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 Wilkin County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wilkin County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilkin County, MN (856 out of 6.32k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilkin County, MN is White, followed by Other 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

97.4% of the population of Wilkin County, MN has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 0.426% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.4% were men and 46.6% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.4% were men and 46.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.6%
Uninsured
51.9%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
0.426%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilkin County, MN declined by 10.5% from 2.91% to 2.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 31.9% in Wilkin County, MN.

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