Bringing electricity to rural farms and homes was the challenge Goodhue County Cooperative Electric assumed in 1936 and continues to meet today. Farmers demanded electric service to improve their way of life and profitability. Today's electricity services help take much of the daily drudgery out of farming and housekeeping.

Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association

Population

Total Population

42,714

Population
Growth Rate

0.29%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

19.200

Housing & Income

Households

17,394

Total Housing Units

18,867


Owner Occupied

12,810

Renter Occupied

4,584

Vacant

1,473

Median Home Value

$208,960


Average Home Value

$256,765

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.33%


Per Capita Income

2.47%

Income Projection

Median Household

$64,843 $75,728


Average Household

$82,708 $93,341


Per Capita

$33,687 $38,066

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,783

Total Employed

19,438

Workers 16+

21,309

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

67

Employed

290

Mining

Businesses

3

Employed

23

Utilities

Businesses

6

Employed

435

Construction

Businesses

146

Employed

1,033

Manufacturing

Businesses

66

Employed

1,529

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

60

Employed

934

Some
High School

1,112

Graduated
High School

8,675

Associates
Degree

3,859

Bachelor's
Degree

5,388

Graduate
Degree

2,621

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

13,176

Non-Resident Commuters

7,725

Drive Alone

17,264

Carpooled

1,592

Public

295

Work At Home

1,173