East Central Energy (ECE) is a member-owned electric cooperative providing electric, internet and long-distance services to its members in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Formed in 1936, ECE currently serves more than 57,000 homes, farms and businesses in 14 counties, making it Minnesota's oldest and third largest member-owned electric cooperative.

East Central Energy

Population

Total Population

187,576

Population
Growth Rate

0.29%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

14.400

Housing & Income

Households

71,462

Total Housing Units

87,573


Owner Occupied

57,226

Renter Occupied

14,237

Vacant

16,111

Median Home Value

$191,631


Average Home Value

$228,247

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.31%


Per Capita Income

2.69%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,639 $64,188


Average Household

$72,431 $82,842


Per Capita

$28,021 $31,997

Workforce

Total Businesses

6,375

Total Employed

68,073

Workers 16+

87,184

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

148

Employed

471

Mining

Businesses

5

Employed

28

Utilities

Businesses

16

Employed

153

Construction

Businesses

688

Employed

3,760

Manufacturing

Businesses

286

Employed

6,907

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

239

Employed

3,709

Some
High School

7,178

Graduated
High School

39,497

Associates
Degree

16,095

Bachelor's
Degree

17,473

Graduate
Degree

8,144

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

41,017

Non-Resident Commuters

42,030

Drive Alone

70,185

Carpooled

9,002

Public

699

Work At Home

4,288