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Minnesota Aging Statistics & Resource Guide

By Sixty and Me September 21, 2020 Aging

The Minnesota Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Minnesota. With an aging population, the average cost of care in Minnesota averages between $23.50 an hour for home care to $7,034 a month for skilled nursing care This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organisations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Minnesota Key Statistics

  • 22.2% of the Minnesota population is aged 60 or over with 11.1% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With social security benefits and pensions taxed, it is one of the least tax friendly states for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 9.58% and an average property tax set at $1,224 per $100,000 in home value3
  • 61.9% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Minnesota senior (65+) is $45,519.
  • 99,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Minnesota.

Choosing Long Term Care in Minnesota

  • Minnesota Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Minnesota is $23.50, making Minnesota more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Minnesota Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Minnesota is $1,689 per month making Minnesota more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Minnesota Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Minnesota is $3,468 per month making Minnesota less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Minnesota Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Minnesota is $7,034 per month making Minnesota less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Minnesota Senior Services

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Address: Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul

Phone: 651-431-2000


Minnesota Board on Aging

Address: P.O. Box 64976,  Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building, 540 Cedar St.,St. Paul, MN 55164


Minnesota State Plan on Aging

Minnesota Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report Elder Abuse call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) on 1-844-880-1574

Minnesota Support for Caregivers

Minnesota Senior Disaster Preparedness

Minnesota Health Care Fraud

Minnesota Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

Address: P.O. Box 64971, St. Paul, MN 55164-0971

Phone: 651-431-2555

Toll Free: 800-657-3591

Minnesota Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Minnesota Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Minnesota Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Minnesota Prescription Assistance

Minnesota Senior and Healthcare Transportation

Minnesota County Offices for Aging

Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging – serves northeastern Minnesota, including Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis Counties.

Address: 221 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 722-5545

Phone: (800) 232-0707


Central Minnesota Council on Aging – serves central Minnesota, including Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, and Wright Counties.

Address: 250 Riverside Avenue North, Suite 300, Sartell, MN 56377

Phone: (320) 253-9349


Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging – serves northwestern Minnesota, including Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin Counties.

Address: 109 South Minnesota Street, Warren, MN 56762

Phone: (218) 745-6733


Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging – serves the Twin Cities metro area, including Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties.

Address: 1265 Grey Fox Road, Suite 2, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Phone: (651) 641-8612


Minnesota Indian Area Agency on Aging – serves four of Minnesota’s reservations, including Bois Forte, Grand Portage, Leech Lake and White Earth.

Address: PO Box 217, Cass Lake, MN 56633

Phone: (218) 335-8585


Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging – serves southwestern Minnesota, including Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan and Yellow Medicine Counties.

Address: Administrative Office (Mankato), 201 N. Broad St., Suite 102, Mankato, MN  56001

Address: Slayton Office, 1939 Engebretson Ave.Slayton, MN  56172

Phone: (507) 387-1256


Southeastern Minnesota AAA – serves southeastern Minnesota including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona Counties.

Address: 2720 Superior Drive NW, Rochester MN 55901

Phone: (507) 288-6944



National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Minnesota Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Minnesota Senior Health Studies

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