State Demographics

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

197,603

Population
Growth Rate

0.65%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

16.300

Housing & Income

Households

75,717

Total Housing Units

91,922


Owner Occupied

62,209

Renter Occupied

13,508

Vacant

16,205

Median Home Value

$232,716


Average Home Value

$260,971

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.71%


Per Capita Income

2.18%

Income Projection

Median Household

$66,665 $74,373


Average Household

$83,195 $92,559


Per Capita

$31,974 $35,621

Workforce

Total Businesses

5,902

Total Employed

65,453

Workers 16+

91,714

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

891

Employed

8,573

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

432

Employed

8,125

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

149

Employed

8,118

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

279

Employed

6,526

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

326

Employed

5,565

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

409

Employed

5,333

Some
High School

7,004

Graduated
High School

42,403

Associates
Degree

17,778

Bachelor's
Degree

20,673

Graduate
Degree

8,818

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

41,497

Non-Resident Commuters

46,399

Drive Alone

74,029

Carpooled

9,158

Public

871

Work At Home

4,776