Community Profiles

County Seat: Carlton

Carlton County in northeastern Minnesota offers abundant opportunities for growth oriented companies. The region’s wood products industries form a strong, stable, base that complements and supports many other manufacturing, service, and retail businesses.

Two key transportation arteries, Interstate 35 and Minnesota Highway 210, converge in Carlton County. They combine with exceptional railroad infrastructure and close proximity to Great Lakes shipping to create an ideal location from which to manufacture and deliver goods. Carlton County also features quality K-12 and higher education, community health care and many recreational opportunities.

Year Population Households Average Household Size Average Household Income
2015 35,740 13,750 2.45 $62,116
2020 36,063 13,901 2.45 $70,588

Source: Northland Connection, ESRI

Carlton County, MN

Population

Total Population

36,903

Population
Growth Rate

0.41%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

23.900

Housing & Income

Households

14,027

Total Housing Units

16,423


Owner Occupied

11,255

Renter Occupied

2,772

Vacant

2,396

Median Home Value

$204,979


Average Home Value

$226,357

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.35%


Per Capita Income

1.74%

Income Projection

Median Household

$56,329 $58,755


Average Household

$69,557 $75,951


Per Capita

$26,524 $28,909

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,112

Total Employed

17,319

Workers 16+

16,413

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

104

Employed

4,311

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

93

Employed

2,457

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

39

Employed

1,830

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

166

Employed

1,489

2020 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

34

Employed

1,085

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

31

Employed

1,038

Some
High School

1,184

Graduated
High School

7,265

Associates
Degree

3,560

Bachelor's
Degree

4,515

Graduate
Degree

1,679

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

9,484

Non-Resident Commuters

6,198

Drive Alone

13,634

Carpooled

1,514

Public

27

Work At Home

792