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

194,671

Population
Growth Rate

0.63%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

15.800

Housing & Income

Households

74,084

Total Housing Units

89,685


Owner Occupied

59,258

Renter Occupied

14,826

Vacant

15,601

Median Home Value

$207,540


Average Home Value

$237,107

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.63%


Per Capita Income

2.46%

Income Projection

Median Household

$60,979 $67,654


Average Household

$76,277 $86,146


Per Capita

$29,108 $32,862

Workforce

Total Businesses

6,074

Total Employed

64,332

Workers 16+

89,103

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

867

Employed

8,293

HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

447

Employed

7,275

Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

149

Employed

6,850

Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

285

Employed

6,700

Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

427

Employed

5,830

Public Administration

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Businesses

340

Employed

5,458

Some
High School

7,252

Graduated
High School

41,221

Associates
Degree

16,632

Bachelor's
Degree

19,570

Graduate
Degree

8,790

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

41,021

Non-Resident Commuters

43,942

Drive Alone

72,032

Carpooled

8,861

Public

905

Work At Home

4,383