About Fillmore County

Fillmore County was established in 1853. It is named for Millard Fillmore, thirteenth President of the United States. Located in Southeast Minnesota, Fillmore County was an early destination for Euro-American settlement following the United States’ 1851 treaties with the Dakota nations. Norwegian immigrants were particularly numerous. In 1860 Fillmore was the most populous county in Minnesota.

Minnesota Top Ten Employers

EmployerService or ProductNumber of Employees
Mayo ClinicMedical Care48,200 employees
Allina Health SystemHealth Care40,663 employees
State of MinnesotaState Government36,002 employees
United States Federal Government Federal Government31,936 employees
Fairview Health ServicesHealth Care31,758 employees
University of MinnesotaPublic University26,331 employees
HealthPartnersHealth Care 25,000 employees
Walmart Merchandise and Grocery 24,771 employees
UnitedHealth Group Inc. Health Care 18,000 employees
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota Banking16,000 employees

Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, July 13, 2022



Economic Overview

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Region Takeaways

  • As of 2022 the region’s population increased by 2.1% since 2017, growing by 434. Population is expected to increase by 1.8% between 2022 and 2027, adding 395.
  • From 2017 to 2022, jobs increased by 2.6% in Fillmore County, MN from 6,761 to 6,937. This change fell short of the national growth rate of 3.4% by 0.8%. As the number of jobs increased, the labor force participation rate decreased from 72.4% to 70.7% between 2017 and 2022.
  • Concerning educational attainment, 15.9% of Fillmore County, MN residents possess a Bachelor’s Degree (4.9% below the national average), and 14.6% hold an Associate’s Degree (5.8% above the national average).
  • The top three industries in 2022 are Education and Hospitals (Local Government), Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals, and Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities).

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