Hennepin County, MN Demographics

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

What is the population of Hennepin County?

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There are 1,283,041 residents in Hennepin County, with a median age of 38. Of this, 49.7% are males and 50.3% are females. US-born citizens make up 85.14% of the resident pool in Hennepin County, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.72%. Additionally, 6.15% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,060,900 people in Hennepin County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,283,041 1.2%
Male Population 637,696 1.7%
Female Population 645,345 0.7%
Male population 49.7%
Female population 50.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38 -0.5%
Citizen US Born 1,092,362 1.2%
Citizen not US Born 111,829 3.1%
Not Citizen 78,850 -1.6%
Citizen US Born 85.14%
Citizen not US Born 8.72%
Not Citizen 6.15%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 7,500 -18.2%
Moved from Same County 123,792 0.4%
Moved from Same State 43,618 -0.9%
Moved from Different State 31,686 -3.3%
Same House as Last Year 1,060,900 1.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.59%
Moved from Same County 9.77%
Moved from Same State 3.44%
Moved from Different State 2.5%
Same House as Last Year 83.7%

What are the employment statistics in Hennepin County?

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White-collar workers make up 86.12% of the working population in Hennepin County, while blue-collar employees account for 13.88%. There are also 62,498 entrepreneurs in Hennepin County (8.78% of the workforce); 490,809 workers employed in private companies (68.97%); and 76,254 people working in governmental institutions (10.72%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 612,819 1.2%
Blue Collar 98,808 0.9%
White Collar 86.12%
Blue Collar 13.88%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 62,498 2.0%
Private Companies 490,809 0.7%
Governmental Workers 76,254 2.9%
Not for Profit Companies 82,066 2.1%
Self Employees 8.78%
Private Companies 68.97%
Governmental Workers 10.72%
Not for Profit Companies 11.53%

How many households are there in Hennepin County?

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There are a total of 527,777 households in Hennepin County, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 57.15% of these Hennepin County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 42.85%. Additionally, 27.69% of households have children and 72.31% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 527,777 1.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 301,623 1.4%
Non-family Households 226,154 2.4%
Family Households 57.15%
Non-family Households 42.85%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 146,158 0.5%
Households without Children 381,619 2.4%
Households with Children 27.69%
Households without Children 72.31%

What are the median and average incomes in Hennepin County?

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The average annual household income in Hennepin County is $129,976, while the median household income sits at $92,478 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $102,843, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $110,347. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $51,635 and $63,442, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $129,976 5.8%
Median Household Income $92,478 5.8%
People below Poverty Level 122,082 -1.6%
People above Poverty Level 1,124,376 1.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Hennepin County?

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There are 554,598 housing units in Hennepin County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1976. Of the 527,777 occupied housing units in Hennepin County, 63.29% are owner-occupied, while 36.71% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 70.51% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $325,600. In general, housing costs reach $1,485 per month in Hennepin County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 554,598 2.0%
Median Year Built 1976 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 102,405 2.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 29,544 0.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 71,270 2.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 62,568 3.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 77,707 -0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 75,067 1.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 50,359 -0.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 46,303 -0.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 38,153 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 1,222 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 527,777 1.9%
Owner Occupied 334,034 2.7%
Renter Occupied 193,743 0.4%
Owner Occupied 63.29%
Renter Occupied 36.71%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 235,519 2.2%
Without Mortgage 98,515 4.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $325,600 3.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $317,100 9.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,485 3.7%
With Mortgage 70.51%
Without Mortgage 29.49%

What is the level of education in Hennepin County?

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Approximately 19.63% of the population in Hennepin County holds a high school degree (that's 203,671 residents), while 22.64% have attained a college certificate (234,920 locals) and 30.23% have a bachelor's degree (313,722 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 29,625 5.6%
Some High School 203,671 -1.0%
Some College 234,920 -0.4%
Associate Degree 82,381 0.7%
Bachelor's Degree 313,722 1.5%
Graduate Degree 173,335 4.7%
No High School 2.85%
Some High School 19.63%
Some College 22.64%
Associate Degree 7.94%
Bachelor's Degree 30.23%
Graduate Degree 16.7%

What is the marital status of Hennepin County residents?

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A total of 391,488 people in Hennepin County have never been married (which represents 37.07% of the total population), while 505,885 of them are wedded (47.9%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 10,993 (1.04%) and 106,950 (10.13%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 391,488 1.3%
Married 505,885 0.8%
Separated 10,993 -2.0%
Widowed 40,782 -0.4%
Divorced 106,950 3.2%
Never Married 37.07%
Married 47.9%
Separated 1.04%
Widowed 3.86%
Divorced 10.13%

What are the most common means of transportation in Hennepin County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Hennepin County use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 514,185 residents commute by car, 34,152 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 21,780 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 514,185 -3.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 34,152 -13.7%
Railroad 1,940 0.5%
Ferryboat 66 -8.3%
Bicycle 8,436 -8.8%
Motorcycle 790 -13.1%
TaxiCab 2,012 9.3%
Walk 21,780 -3.7%

What is the median and average household income in Hennepin County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
55111 95 95 $0.00 $98,617.00
55305 21,687 9,979 $95,701.00 $132,244.00
55311 37,908 13,888 $135,471.00 $163,801.00
55316 23,877 8,725 $104,200.00 $120,301.00
55327 4,706 1,825 $119,986.00 $162,288.00
55331 19,317 7,382 $144,697.00 $217,328.00
55340 9,117 3,055 $166,953.00 $218,294.00
55341 3,479 1,154 $126,184.00 $144,117.00
55343 26,472 12,711 $71,659.00 $94,320.00
55344 15,083 6,850 $80,939.00 $109,273.00

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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 55111 55305 55311 55316 55327 55331 55340 55341 55343 55344 55345 55346 55347 55356 55357 55359 55364 55369 55373 55374 55375 55384 55391 55401 55402 55403 55404 55405 55406 55407 55408 55409 55410 55411 55412 55413 55414 55415 55416 55417 55418 55419 55420 55422 55423 55424 55425 55426 55427 55428 55429 55430 55431 55435 55436 55437 55438 55439 55441 55442 55443 55444 55445 55446 55447 55450 55454 55455

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