Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN

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2022 Population
117,284
46.1% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
51.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.1%
4.94% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,380
44.6% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$157,400
40% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
50,274
48.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN had a population of 117k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $67,380. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN declined from 217,620 to 117,284, a −46.1% decrease and its median household income declined from $121,549 to $67,380, a −44.6% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.8%), Other (Hispanic) (3.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.76%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.04%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%).

11.7% of the households in Southwest 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.

95.8% of the residents in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are Southwest Minnesota State University (642 degrees awarded in 2022) and Avalon School of Cosmetology (17 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was $157,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN is home to a population of 117k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.18% of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN residents were born outside of the country (8.42k people).

In 2022, there were 20.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.8k people) in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.57k Other (Hispanic) and 4.42k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are Spanish (8,123 households), Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (966 households), and Other Languages of Asia (704 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
54,704
Women
49.1%
56,684
Men
50.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 111,388 inhabitants, with 50.9% men, and 49.1% women.

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Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Southwest 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 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.8k ± 244
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    4.57k ± 516
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.42k ± 572
10.4%
Hispanic Population
12.2k people

In 2022, there were 20.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.8k people) in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.57k Other (Hispanic) and 4.42k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.4% of the people in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are hispanic (12.2k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,566 ± 965 people
  2. Guatemala
    1,205 ± 848 people
  3. El Salvador
    689 ± 642 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 1,566 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN residents, followed by Guatemala with 1,205 and El Salvador with 689.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.42k people
5.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.6k people

As of 2022, 7.18% of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN residents (8.42k 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 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was 5.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,123 households (7.42%)
  2. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    966 households (0.883%)
  3. Other Languages of Asia
    704 households (0.643%)

11.7% of the households in Southwest 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 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was Spanish. 7.42% of the households in Southwest 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
    2,411 ± 188
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    774 ± 120
  3. Korea
    639 ± 104

Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN employs 50.3k people. The largest industries in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are Elementary & secondary schools (4,130 people), Construction (3,279 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,237 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($212,505), Nondepository credit & related activities ($127,237), and Legal services ($105,907).

Males in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,727. The income inequality in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
47,488
Women
48.6%
50,231
Men
51.4%

The workforce of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN in 2020 was 97,719 people, with 48.6% woman, and 51.4% men.

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Occupations

50.3k
2022 Value
−48.9%
1 Year decline
± −48.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN declined at a rate of −48.9%, from 98.4k employees to 50.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,524 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,383 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,265 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

50.3k
2022 Value
−48.9%
1 Year decline
± −48.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN declined at a rate of −48.9%, from 98.4k employees to 50.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,130 people), Construction (3,279 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, though some of these residents may live in Southwest 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

$47,144
Median earning men ± $768
$34,864
Median earning women ± $1,032

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,835), Information ($65,045), and Public Administration ($64,149).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,688), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,378), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,054).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% 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 10.9%.

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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 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN awarded 659 degrees. The student population of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,624 male students and 4,332 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are White (510 and 81.2%), followed by Black or African American (49 and 7.8%), Hispanic or Latino (26 and 4.14%), and Asian (15 and 2.39%).

The largest universities in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN by number of degrees awarded are Southwest Minnesota State University (642 and 97.4%) and Avalon School of Cosmetology (17 and 2.58%).

The most popular majors in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN are General Education (101 and 15.3%), Registered Nursing (81 and 12.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (68 and 10.3%).

The median tuition cost in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN for a public four year colleges is $8,840 for in-state students and $8,840 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,956 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,956 students enrolled in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,454 records, of which 63.8% were women and 36.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 33 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 33 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 642 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwest Minnesota State University with 642 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 247 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN, which is 0.6 times less than the 412 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 510 degrees mean that there were 10.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 49 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 ($8,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,282) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.25% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.64% 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 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (29.6k), Some college (18.7k), and Bachelors Degree (13k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was $157,400 in 2022, which is 0.558 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $262,200 to $157,400, a 40% decrease. The homeownership rate in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN is $67,380. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southwest 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

$157,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,816
$35,716
Median Property Taxes
±$792

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.7% of the housing units in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southwest 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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$67,380
Median Household Income
± $1,443
46.5k
Number of Households
± 957

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.5k households in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN declined from $67,380 from the previous year's value of $121,549.

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Wage Distribution

0.424
2022 Wage GINI in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN
0.416
2021 Wage GINI in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN

In 2022, the income inequality in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was 0.424 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.85% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.68%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.23%) and those who worked at home (8.68%).

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, 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 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN (12.7k out of 114k 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 Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

93.2% of the population of Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.4% 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 27.2% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.84%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southwest Minnesota PUMA, MN grew by 11.6% from 6.13% to 6.84%.

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