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
|Employer||Service or Product||Number of Employees|
|Mayo Clinic||Medical Care||48,200 employees|
|Allina Health System||Health Care||40,663 employees|
|State of Minnesota||State Government||36,002 employees|
|United States Federal Government||Federal Government||31,936 employees|
|Fairview Health Services||Health Care||31,758 employees|
|University of Minnesota||Public University||26,331 employees|
|HealthPartners||Health Care||25,000 employees|
|Walmart||Merchandise and Grocery||24,771 employees|
|UnitedHealth Group Inc.||Health Care||18,000 employees|
|Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota||Banking||16,000 employees|
Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, July 13, 2022
- 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).