Minnesota Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Minnesota?

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There are 5,605,850 residents in Minnesota, with a median age of 42. Of this, 49.8% are males and 50.2% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.81% of the resident pool in Minnesota, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.37%. Additionally, 3.81% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,782,894 people in Minnesota currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 5,605,850 0.7%
Male Population 2,791,762 0.7%
Female Population 2,814,088 0.7%
Male population 49.8%
Female population 50.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42 -2.3%
Citizen US Born 5,090,910 0.7%
Citizen not US Born 301,276 5.3%
Not Citizen 213,664 -6.4%
Citizen US Born 90.81%
Citizen not US Born 5.37%
Not Citizen 3.81%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 24,177 -12.8%
Moved from Same County 378,982 -3.1%
Moved from Same State 248,498 0.4%
Moved from Different State 106,617 -1.3%
Same House as Last Year 4,782,894 1.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.44%
Moved from Same County 6.84%
Moved from Same State 4.48%
Moved from Different State 1.92%
Same House as Last Year 86.32%

What are the employment statistics in Minnesota?

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White-collar workers make up 78.35% of the working population in Minnesota, while blue-collar employees account for 21.65%. There are also 277,896 entrepreneurs in Minnesota (9.39% of the workforce); 1,984,822 workers employed in private companies (67.05%); and 359,856 people working in governmental institutions (12.16%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,319,376 0.1%
Blue Collar 641,022 -0.6%
White Collar 78.35%
Blue Collar 21.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 277,896 1.6%
Private Companies 1,984,822 -0.9%
Governmental Workers 359,856 3.1%
Not for Profit Companies 337,824 0.5%
Self Employees 9.39%
Private Companies 67.05%
Governmental Workers 12.16%
Not for Profit Companies 11.41%

How many households are there in Minnesota?

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There are a total of 2,210,255 households in Minnesota, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.63% of these Minnesota households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.37%. Additionally, 30.03% of households have children and 69.97% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,210,255 1.0%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 1,406,325 0.2%
Non-family Households 803,930 2.5%
Family Households 63.63%
Non-family Households 36.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 663,758 -0.1%
Households without Children 1,546,497 1.5%
Households with Children 30.03%
Households without Children 69.97%

What are the median and average incomes in Minnesota?

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The average annual household income in Minnesota is $82,933, while the median household income sits at $63,229 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $75,138, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $76,250. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $46,608 and $45,856, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $82,933 2.9%
Median Household Income $63,229 2.4%
People below Poverty Level 503,461 -2.8%
People above Poverty Level 4,916,050 1.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Minnesota?

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There are 2,460,518 housing units in Minnesota, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1973. Of the 2,210,255 occupied housing units in Minnesota, 71.95% are owner-occupied, while 28.05% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.98% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $179,450. In general, housing costs reach $839 per month in Minnesota.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,460,518 0.8%
Median Year Built 1973 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 396,138 0.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 109,726 1.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 237,856 -1.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 232,389 0.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 363,996 0.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 310,365 -0.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 332,235 0.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 337,921 -1.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 139,892 20.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,210,255 1.0%
Owner Occupied 1,590,271 1.5%
Renter Occupied 619,984 -0.2%
Owner Occupied 71.95%
Renter Occupied 28.05%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,049,252 1.0%
Without Mortgage 541,019 2.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $179,450 6.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $164,700 4.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $839 2.6%
With Mortgage 65.98%
Without Mortgage 34.02%

What is the level of education in Minnesota?

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Approximately 27.79% of the population in Minnesota holds a high school degree (that's 1,265,774 residents), while 27.04% have attained a college certificate (1,231,756 locals) and 21.7% have a bachelor's degree (988,699 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 110,155 -3.9%
Some High School 1,265,774 -0.8%
Some College 1,231,756 0.8%
Associate Degree 475,550 1.9%
Bachelor's Degree 988,699 2.9%
Graduate Degree 483,512 3.0%
No High School 2.42%
Some High School 27.79%
Some College 27.04%
Associate Degree 10.44%
Bachelor's Degree 21.7%
Graduate Degree 10.61%

What is the marital status of Minnesota residents?

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A total of 1,456,222 people in Minnesota have never been married (which represents 31.9% of the total population), while 2,381,296 of them are wedded (52.16%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 43,215 (0.95%) and 461,468 (10.11%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,456,222 1.8%
Married 2,381,296 0.2%
Separated 43,215 -1.7%
Widowed 223,438 -0.5%
Divorced 461,468 1.2%
Never Married 31.9%
Married 52.16%
Separated 0.95%
Widowed 4.89%
Divorced 10.11%

What are the most common means of transportation in Minnesota?

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The top three means of transportation people in Minnesota use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 2,444,057 residents commute by car, 83,119 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 75,198 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,444,057 -2.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 83,119 -9.1%
Railroad 4,644 20.1%
Ferryboat 330 6.5%
Bicycle 17,710 -15.3%
Motorcycle 2,676 -26.2%
TaxiCab 3,937 20.8%
Walk 75,198 -3.6%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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