Minnesota: Get to know it

The Census Bureau released its American Community Survey this morning. Here’s some insight into Minnesota:

Speaking English:17.9% in the 5th Congressional District (Minneapolis) speak a language other than English — the highest percentage in the state. Only 3.4% of people in the 8th District — northern Minnesota — speak a language other than English.

Home-grown Minnesotans:Eighty percent of the people in the 6th District were born in Minnesota. Only 64% in the 5th District were born in Minnesota. 84.4% of the people in Stearns County are Minnesotans by birth. Twenty percent of Brooklyn Park was born in another country.

Need a lift? 77.8% of the people in the state drive to work alone. Scott and Anoka County residents drive to work alone most often. (84%). Almost 9% of the metropolitan region carpools to work. Washington County has the highest percentage (10.1%) of carpoolers.

Sherburne County residents have the longest mean commute — 32 minutes. The median commuting time in Minneapolis and St. Paul is about 22 minutes.

I get around: Just over 17% of the people in Ramsey County and St. Louis County lived in another house one year ago.

Five brides for seven brothers: There are more unmarried men per 100 unmarried women in Minnesota in Northern Minnesota (123) than in any other part of the state. But Carver County has the highest single-man ratio (134).

Sixty something: The youngest median age in Minnesota is the 2nd Congressional District. The oldest is the 8th District. The 7th District has more people over 65 (17%) than any other part of the state. Of the major counties, St. Louis County has the highest percentage of residents over 65 (15.9%). 18% of Bloomington is over 65.

High school: Stearns County has the lowest percentage of people 25 or over who completed high school or received a GED. (89.9%)

The poor: 9.5% of the people live below the poverty level. The highest is St. Louis County (14.9%). Twenty-three percent of St. Cloud lives below the poverty level.

It’s Carver! The median household income is $55,802. It’s $78,975 in Carver County. The median family income is $69,172. It’s $96,885 in Carver County. The median cost for housing per month is $1,500.

The highest median housing value of an owner-occupied home is in Washington County ($282,500).

34.6% of mortgage owners spend more than 30% of their income a month on housing. The highest percentage, however, is in Sherburne County (41.6%).

  • bigalmn

    I did see in the Strib today a stat that we actually lost non-US born hispanic population. One of a few states that did.

  • liz

    “Stearns County has the lowest percentage of people 25 or over who completed high school or received a GED. (89.9%)”

    Not surprised.