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 5,670,472 residents in Minnesota, with a median age of 38.2. Of this, 50.07% are males and 49.93% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.73% of the resident pool in Minnesota, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.53%. Additionally, 3.74% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,858,012 people in Minnesota currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 5,670,472 1.3%
Male Population 2,839,135 1.8%
Female Population 2,831,337 0.7%
Male population 50.07%
Female population 49.93%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.2 0.3%
Citizen US Born 5,144,798 1.2%
Citizen not US Born 313,489 4.1%
Not Citizen 212,185 -0.6%
Citizen US Born 90.73%
Citizen not US Born 5.53%
Not Citizen 3.74%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 21,594 -10.5%
Moved from Same County 370,787 -2.1%
Moved from Same State 249,511 0.4%
Moved from Different State 105,180 -1.3%
Same House as Last Year 4,858,012 1.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.39%
Moved from Same County 6.62%
Moved from Same State 4.45%
Moved from Different State 1.88%
Same House as Last Year 86.67%

What are the employment statistics in Minnesota?

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White-collar workers make up 78.45% of the working population in Minnesota, while blue-collar employees account for 21.55%. There are also 277,596 entrepreneurs in Minnesota (9.31% of the workforce); 1,989,236 workers employed in private companies (66.74%); and 368,041 people working in governmental institutions (12.35%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,338,260 0.9%
Blue Collar 642,217 0.3%
White Collar 78.45%
Blue Collar 21.55%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 277,596 0.1%
Private Companies 1,989,236 0.3%
Governmental Workers 368,041 2.4%
Not for Profit Companies 345,604 2.4%
Self Employees 9.31%
Private Companies 66.74%
Governmental Workers 12.35%
Not for Profit Companies 11.6%

How many households are there in Minnesota?

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There are a total of 2,229,100 households in Minnesota, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.49% of these Minnesota households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.51%. Additionally, 29.84% of households have children and 70.16% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,229,100 1.0%
Average People Per Household 2 0.4%
Family Households 1,415,231 0.7%
Non-family Households 813,869 1.3%
Family Households 63.49%
Non-family Households 36.51%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 665,077 0.3%
Households without Children 1,564,023 1.2%
Households with Children 29.84%
Households without Children 70.16%

What are the median and average incomes in Minnesota?

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The average annual household income in Minnesota is $102,691, while the median household income sits at $77,706 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $88,800, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $94,880. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $42,756 and $52,710, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $102,691 6.1%
Median Household Income $77,706 5.9%
People below Poverty Level 504,640 0.3%
People above Poverty Level 4,982,271 1.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Minnesota?

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There are 2,470,483 housing units in Minnesota, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1977. Of the 2,229,100 occupied housing units in Minnesota, 72.26% are owner-occupied, while 27.74% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.59% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $260,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,195 per month in Minnesota.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,470,483 0.5%
Median Year Built 1977 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 392,615 -0.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 108,301 -1.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 239,067 0.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 235,148 1.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 361,174 -0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 309,770 -0.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 326,231 -1.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 331,807 -1.7%
Built between 2010 and 2019 161,978 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 4,392 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,229,100 1.0%
Owner Occupied 1,610,801 1.4%
Renter Occupied 618,299 -0.2%
Owner Occupied 72.26%
Renter Occupied 27.74%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,056,453 0.8%
Without Mortgage 554,348 2.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $260,500 6.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $230,400 7.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,195 5.1%
With Mortgage 65.59%
Without Mortgage 34.41%

What is the level of education in Minnesota?

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Approximately 29.05% of the population in Minnesota holds a high school degree (that's 1,262,651 residents), while 22.43% have attained a college certificate (1,235,333 locals) and 23.32% have a bachelor's degree (1,013,719 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 110,667 0.5%
Some High School 1,262,651 -0.1%
Some College 1,235,333 0.4%
Associate Degree 480,336 1.1%
Bachelor's Degree 1,013,719 2.6%
Graduate Degree 504,324 4.4%
No High School 2.55%
Some High School 29.05%
Some College 22.43%
Associate Degree 11.05%
Bachelor's Degree 23.32%
Graduate Degree 11.6%

What is the marital status of Minnesota residents?

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A total of 1,491,824 people in Minnesota have never been married (which represents 32.63% of the total population), while 2,388,213 of them are wedded (52.23%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 43,330 (0.95%) and 472,684 (10.34%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,491,824 2.5%
Married 2,388,213 0.4%
Separated 43,330 0.3%
Widowed 219,520 -1.6%
Divorced 472,684 2.5%
Never Married 32.63%
Married 52.23%
Separated 0.95%
Widowed 4.8%
Divorced 10.34%

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, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 2,387,457 residents commute by car, 75,175 prefer going to work by walking and 73,018 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,387,457 -2.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 73,018 -12.2%
Subway or Elevated 2,401 N/A
Railroad 4,407 -5.1%
Ferryboat 372 12.7%
Bicycle 16,341 -7.7%
Motorcycle 2,550 -4.7%
TaxiCab 4,415 12.1%
Walk 75,175 0.1%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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.