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

42,036

Population
Growth Rate

0.15%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

18.100

Housing & Income

Households

17,072

Total Housing Units

18,565


Owner Occupied

13,013

Render Occupied

4,059

Vacant

1,493

Median Home Value

$196,507


Average Home Value

$242,342

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.16%


Per Capita Income

3.40%

Income Projection

Median Household

$61,269 $71,340


Average Household

$77,698 $91,869


Per Capita

$31,723 $37,490

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,856

Total Employed

20,163

Workers 16+

20,874

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

88

Employed

411

Mining

Businesses

3

Employed

18

Utilities

Businesses

8

Employed

484

Construction

Businesses

166

Employed

1,094

Manufacturing

Businesses

59

Employed

1,310

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

62

Employed

1,254

Some
High School

1,210

Graduated
High School

8,581

Associates
Degree

3,725

Bachelor's
Degree

5,129

Graduate
Degree

2,077

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

13,261

Non-Resident Commuters

7,231

Drive Alone

16,873

Carpooled

1,706

Public

203

Work At Home

1,134