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|People QuickFacts||Steele County||Minnesota|
|Population, 2014 estimate||NA||5,457,173|
|Population, 2013 estimate||36,465||5,422,060|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||36,576||5,303,925|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||NA||2.9%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.3%||2.2%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.9%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||25.5%||23.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||15.6%||13.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.6%||50.3%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||94.8%||86.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||2.7%||5.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||1.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.9%||4.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.3%||2.3%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||7.2%||5.0%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||87.9%||81.9%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||86.8%||85.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||4.0%||7.3%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||8.1%||10.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||92.4%||92.1%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||24.9%||32.6%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||17.3||22.9|
|Housing units, 2013||15,357||2,368,711|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||76.7%||72.5%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||16.3%||21.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$155,400||$187,900|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.50||2.47|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$27,259||$30,913|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$56,480||$59,836|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||10.3%||11.5%|
|Business QuickFacts||Steele County||Minnesota|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||1,015||145,7761|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||18,657||2,480,6431|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||0.5%||3.6%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||2,359||388,555|
|Total number of firms, 2007||3,689||496,657|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||2.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.6%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||S|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.0%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||28.4%||26.8%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||1,485,036||107,563,060|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||323,486||82,878,056|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||543,894||71,384,103|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$14,959||$13,751|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||67,718||10,423,660|
|Building permits, 2013||44||17,313|
|Geography QuickFacts||Steele County||Minnesota|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||429.65||79,626.74|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||85.1||66.6|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Owatonna, MN Micro Area|