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

36,869

Population
Growth Rate

0.44%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

23.600

Housing & Income

Households

14,052

Total Housing Units

16,274


Owner Occupied

11,212

Renter Occupied

2,840

Vacant

2,222

Median Home Value

$211,588


Average Home Value

$227,112

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.40%


Per Capita Income

2.54%

Income Projection

Median Household

$55,532 $60,676


Average Household

$67,632 $76,786


Per Capita

$25,859 $29,321

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,148

Total Employed

17,335

Workers 16+

16,544

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

10

Employed

39

Mining

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Utilities

Businesses

7

Employed

74

Construction

Businesses

75

Employed

593

Manufacturing

Businesses

37

Employed

1,505

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

38

Employed

1,115

Some
High School

1,158

Graduated
High School

7,742

Associates
Degree

3,323

Bachelor's
Degree

4,375

Graduate
Degree

1,666

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

10,008

Non-Resident Commuters

5,783

Drive Alone

13,663

Carpooled

1,578

Public

20

Work At Home

815