Thanks to its diverse economic base and natural beauty, our region trends in northern Minnesota with steady population growth and a population that has grown younger over the past decade. With loyal and welcoming residents, it’s easy to see why so many who discover our area’s assets will make the Itasca County area their forever home.
Why Live Here?
- Average Commute Time - 16.3 Minutes
- Average Rent - 25.4% less than Minnesota Average
- Cost of Living - ⅓ less than Twin Cities Metro
- Homeownership - 80%
The Itasca County area also cares for its residents through all stages of life. Personalized care is the hallmark of our healthcare system, with more physicians per person than state and national averages. escape the stress of city life in some of the purest waters in the nation, and enjoy the clean air and safe streets of a tight-knit, supportive community.
In the last Community Profile release, Healthcare and Education Services came in at the top with a workforce of 5,095 total employed at a top total payroll of $193,671,140.
Itasca County is home to some of the most robust entrepreneurs in the country - they call Itasca County home because the quality of life meets the expectations for business. Entrepreneurship does more than provide employment opportunities – it creates market disruption and inspires new products and services that can change whole systems and support better standards of living for individuals and communities. Entrepreneurship gives people options, and within Itasca County the options are endless.