County health tables - Minnesota Department of Health

County health tables

The county health tables are a compilation of public health statistics for residents of the state of Minnesota, its 87 counties, and its community health boards (what is a community health board?). Beginning in 2017, data for the five metro area city-specific community health boards (Bloomington, Edina, Minneapolis, Richfield, and St. Paul) are also included, where available. This report includes the following types of data for Minnesota residents by state, county, and community health board:

  • Demographic characteristics (e.g., population estimates by age, sex, and race; socioeconomic characteristics; state health care programs; school enrollment; child maltreatment)
  • Births (e.g., characteristics of mothers, teen births, prenatal care utilization, birth outcomes)
  • Deaths (e.g., death counts and rates by age and leading cause of death, age-adjusted rates for leading causes and for premature deaths)

In 2017, the county health tables underwent some changes mostly in terms of the layout and the classifications used for some key variables. For these variables, the changes mean that 2017 statistics are not comparable to 2016 or earlier statistics. All users of this document are encouraged to read the introductory notes about the changes so the tables and data can be interpreted appropriately.

Note: County health tables documents reflect the year of the data instead of the year of the report.

MDH published county health tables biennially beginning in 1996, and annually beginning in 2003. For reports from 1996 through 2012, contact the Center for Health Statistics (