Jackson County, MN

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2022 Population
9,990
0.26% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
44.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.74%
1.26% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$68,368
6.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,500
13.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jackson County, MN had a population of 9.99k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $68,368. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson County, MN declined from 10,016 to 9,990, a −0.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,134 to $68,368, a 6.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), Other (Hispanic) (2.09%), White (Hispanic) (1.74%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%).

None of the households in Jackson 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.

98.9% of the residents in Jackson County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson County, MN was $140,500, and the homeownership rate was 80.8%.

Most people in Jackson County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jackson County, MN is home to a population of 9.99k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.93% of Jackson County, MN residents were born outside of the country (293 people).

In 2022, there were 31.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.09k people) in Jackson County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 286 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 209 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Jackson County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson 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 Jackson County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.09k ± 14
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    286 ± 49.8
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    209 ± 56
4.26%
Hispanic Population
426 people

In 2022, there were 31.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.09k people) in Jackson County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 286 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 209 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.26% of the people in Jackson County, MN are hispanic (426 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.93%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
293 people
2.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
284 people

As of 2022, 2.93% of Jackson County, MN residents (293 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 Jackson County, MN was 2.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    274 ± 58
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    115 ± 57
  3. Korea
    65 ± 32

Jackson County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson County, MN employs 5.27k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, MN are Manufacturing (1,109 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (780 people), and Retail Trade (532 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($116,667), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,143), and Wholesale Trade ($59,375).

Occupations

5.27k
2022 Value
± 286
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 7.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, MN grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 5.15k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, MN, are Production Occupations (662 people), Management Occupations (637 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (427 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.27k
2022 Value
± 286
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 7.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, MN grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 5.15k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, MN, are Manufacturing (1,109 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (780 people), and Retail Trade (532 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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

$48,808
Median earning men ± $2,371
$37,570
Median earning women ± $3,714

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,667), Information ($75,446), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250), and Public Administration ($47,404).

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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. 75
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 69
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 62
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 67.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30%), followed by Other (1.25%).

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 Jackson County, MN was $140,500 in 2022, which is 0.498 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $123,700 to $140,500, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, MN is 80.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson County, MN have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jackson County, MN is $68,368. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, MN was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $80,446, followed by Census Tract 4802 and Census Tract 4804, with respective values of $77,614 and $65,906.

Property

$140,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,797
$3,550
Median Property Taxes
±$231

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

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Rent vs Own

80.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.8% of the housing units in Jackson County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined 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 4801
  2. Census Tract 4802
  3. Census Tract 4804

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, MN was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $80,446, followed by Census Tract 4802 and Census Tract 4804, with respective values of $77,614 and $65,906.

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

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Household Income

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$68,368
Median Household Income
± $3,525
4.39k
Number of Households
± 269

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.39k households in Jackson County, MN grew to $68,368 from the previous year's value of $64,134.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 (76.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.26%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in Jackson County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.07%) and those who worked at home (7.26%).

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

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, MN have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Jackson 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 Jackson County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.74% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, MN (958 out of 9.84k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson 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

96% of the population of Jackson County, MN has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, MN grew by 5.19% from 3.8% to 4%.

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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 32.3% in Jackson County, MN.

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