Clearwater County, MN

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2022 Population
8,541
0.188% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
41.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,723
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,800
7.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clearwater County, MN had a population of 8.54k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $62,723. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clearwater County, MN grew from 8,525 to 8,541, a 0.188% increase and its median household income grew from $56,605 to $62,723, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clearwater County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.65%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.46%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.32%), and White (Hispanic) (0.796%).

None of the households in Clearwater 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.

99.6% of the residents in Clearwater County, MN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clearwater County, MN was $161,800, and the homeownership rate was 81.9%.

Most people in Clearwater County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Clearwater County, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clearwater County, MN is home to a population of 8.54k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.14% of Clearwater County, MN residents were born outside of the country (97 people).

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.11k people) in Clearwater County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 568 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 552 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clearwater County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.11k ± 22
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    568 ± 72.8
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    552 ± 67
2.51%
Hispanic Population
214 people

In 2022, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.11k people) in Clearwater County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 568 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 552 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.51% of the people in Clearwater County, MN are hispanic (214 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
97 people
1.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
90 people

As of 2022, 1.14% of Clearwater County, MN residents (97 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 Clearwater County, MN was 1.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    251 ± 45
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    86 ± 31
  3. Korea
    58 ± 32

Clearwater County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clearwater County, MN employs 3.63k people. The largest industries in Clearwater County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (643 people), Construction (476 people), and Retail Trade (421 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,125), and Finance & Insurance ($56,719).

Occupations

3.63k
2022 Value
± 180
0.387%
1 Year growth
± 6.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clearwater County, MN grew at a rate of 0.387%, from 3.61k employees to 3.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clearwater County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (387 people), Sales & Related Occupations (350 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.63k
2022 Value
± 180
0.387%
1 Year growth
± 6.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clearwater County, MN grew at a rate of 0.387%, from 3.61k employees to 3.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clearwater County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (643 people), Construction (476 people), and Retail Trade (421 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clearwater County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Clearwater 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

$47,093
Median earning men ± $1,827
$32,985
Median earning women ± $2,245

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,536), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,313).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,547), Wholesale Trade ($41,250), and Public Administration ($40,962).

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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. 41
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 40
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 39
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clearwater County, MN went to Donald J. Trump with 71.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.8%), followed by Other (1.02%).

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

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 Clearwater County, MN was $161,800 in 2022, which is 0.574 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,600 to $161,800, a 7.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Clearwater County, MN is 81.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clearwater County, MN have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clearwater County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clearwater County, MN is $62,723. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clearwater County, MN was Census Tract 3 with a value of $66,196, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $62,550 and $60,117.

Property

$161,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,352
$2,617
Median Property Taxes
±$133

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 Clearwater County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.9% of the housing units in Clearwater County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.8%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clearwater County, MN was Census Tract 3 with a value of $66,196, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $62,550 and $60,117.

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

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Household Income

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$62,723
Median Household Income
± $3,190
3.2k
Number of Households
± 152

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.2k households in Clearwater County, MN grew to $62,723 from the previous year's value of $56,605.

The following chart displays the households in Clearwater 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 Clearwater 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 (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.45%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.17%)

In 2022, 76.1% of workers in Clearwater County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.45%) and those who worked at home (8.17%).

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

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clearwater County, MN have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.14% of the workforce in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clearwater County, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clearwater County, MN (943 out of 8.38k 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 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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

87.5% of the population of Clearwater County, MN has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clearwater County, MN see 2939 patients per year on average, which represents a 33.5% increase from the previous year (2202 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3006 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4508 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

2,939 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clearwater County, MN

Primary care physicians in Clearwater County, MN see an average of 2,939 patients per year. This represents a 33.5% increase from the previous year (2,202 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clearwater County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% 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

12.5%
Uninsured
40.1%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clearwater County, MN grew by 13% from 11.1% to 12.5%.

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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 35% in Clearwater County, MN.

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