Stearns County, MN

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2022 Population
158,622
0.624% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.7%
0.939% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,105
7.17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$241,100
17.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
84,473
0.205% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Stearns County, MN had a population of 159k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $73,105. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Stearns County, MN grew from 157,638 to 158,622, a 0.624% increase and its median household income grew from $68,212 to $73,105, a 7.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stearns County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.87%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.53%).

None of the households in Stearns 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.

96.6% of the residents in Stearns County, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stearns County, MN are Saint Cloud State University (2,406 degrees awarded in 2022), Rasmussen University-Minnesota (2,068 degrees), and St Cloud Technical and Community College (1,009 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Stearns County, MN was $241,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Stearns County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Stearns County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Stearns County, MN is home to a population of 159k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.82% of Stearns County, MN residents were born outside of the country (10.8k people).

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Stearns County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Stearns County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Stearns County, MN was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stearns County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    132k ± 191
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 501
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.67k ± 600
3.77%
Hispanic Population
5.98k people

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Stearns County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.77% of the people in Stearns County, MN are hispanic (5.98k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,321 ± 5,642 people
  2. Somalia
    38,263 ± 4,786 people
  3. India
    30,262 ± 4,259 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 53,321 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 38,263 and India with 30,262.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.8k people
6.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.6k people

As of 2022, 6.82% of Stearns County, MN residents (10.8k 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 Stearns County, MN was 6.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,869 ± 306
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,867 ± 409
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    864 ± 195

Stearns County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Stearns County, MN employs 84.5k people. The largest industries in Stearns County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,043 people), Manufacturing (10,709 people), and Retail Trade (10,437 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($120,486), Utilities ($81,290), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,625).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

84.5k
2022 Value
± 2,001
0.205%
1 Year growth
± 3.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stearns County, MN grew at a rate of 0.205%, from 84.3k employees to 84.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stearns County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,928 people), Management Occupations (8,365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stearns County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

84.5k
2022 Value
± 2,001
0.205%
1 Year growth
± 3.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stearns County, MN grew at a rate of 0.205%, from 84.3k employees to 84.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stearns County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,043 people), Manufacturing (10,709 people), and Retail Trade (10,437 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stearns County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Stearns 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

$49,574
Median earning men ± $1,648
$34,995
Median earning women ± $897

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,500), Information ($62,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,979).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,343), Construction ($51,442), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,875).

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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. 1,522
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,181
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,071
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Stearns County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 60.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

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 Stearns County, MN awarded 6,352 degrees. The student population of Stearns County, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,030 male students and 12,144 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stearns County, MN are White (4,086 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (779 and 13%), Unknown (368 and 6.16%), and Hispanic or Latino (299 and 5%).

The largest universities in Stearns County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Saint Cloud State University (2,406 and 37.9%), Rasmussen University-Minnesota (2,068 and 32.6%), and St Cloud Technical and Community College (1,009 and 15.9%).

The most popular majors in Stearns County, MN are Registered Nursing (1,173 and 18.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (444 and 6.99%), and General Business Administration & Management (294 and 4.63%).

The median tuition costs in Stearns County, MN are $50,950 for private four year colleges, and $8,811 and $18,695 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Stearns County, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,174 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,174 students enrolled in Stearns County, MN, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,849 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 271 degrees awarded
  2. 142 degrees awarded
  3. 141 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Stearns County, MN was Registered Nursing with 271 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,406 degrees awarded
  2. 2,068 degrees awarded
  3. 1,009 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Cloud State University with 2,406 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,168 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stearns County, MN, which is 0.518 times less than the 4,184 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 4,086 degrees mean that there were 5.25 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 779 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($50,950) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,948) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Stearns County, MN was $241,100 in 2022, which is 0.855 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $205,500 to $241,100, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Stearns County, MN is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Stearns County, MN have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stearns County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Stearns County, MN is $73,105. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Stearns County, MN was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $123,462, followed by Census Tract 4.02 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $110,379 and $105,671.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Stearns County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.76%.

Property

$241,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,902
$40,819
Median Property Taxes
±$1,194

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 Stearns County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Stearns County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.01
  2. Census Tract 4.02
  3. Census Tract 102

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stearns County, MN was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $123,462, followed by Census Tract 4.02 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $110,379 and $105,671.

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Household Income

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$73,105
Median Household Income
± $1,731
60.5k
Number of Households
± 1,692

In 2022, the median household income of the 60.5k households in Stearns County, MN grew to $73,105 from the previous year's value of $68,212.

The following chart displays the households in Stearns 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 Stearns 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 (76.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.34%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Stearns County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.34%).

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stearns County, MN have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Stearns County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Stearns County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.76%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stearns County, MN (19.3k out of 152k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11% of the children was living in poverty in Stearns County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 199 in Stearns County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 5.68 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.7% of the population of Stearns County, MN has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Stearns County, MN see 1007 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.499% increase from the previous year (1002 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1296 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 282 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,007 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Stearns County, MN

Primary care physicians in Stearns County, MN see an average of 1,007 patients per year. This represents a 0.499% increase from the previous year (1,002 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% 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

4.26%
Uninsured
54.8%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stearns County, MN grew by 9.92% from 3.88% to 4.26%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.9 in Stearns County, MN.

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Health Behaviors

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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 34.3% in Stearns County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.65% in Stearns County, MN.

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