Polk County, Minnesota Population 2018

Polk County, Minnesota's estimated population is 31,619 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Minnesota is the 34th largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201731,619690.22%
201631,550-85-0.27%
201631,6351770.56%
201531,458-16-0.05%
201431,474-161-0.51%
201331,6351300.41%
201231,505-28-0.09%
201131,533-106-0.34%
201031,639-859-2.64%
199032,498-2,346-6.73%
198034,8444091.19%
197034,435-1,747-4.83%
196036,1822820.79%
195035,900-1,834-4.86%
194037,7341,7154.76%
193036,019-1,071-2.89%
192037,0901,0893.02%
191036,0015721.61%
190035,4295,23717.35%
189030,19218,759164.08%
188011,43311,1934663.75%
18602400.00%

Polk County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White29,368
Two or More Races789
Black or African American446
American Indian and Alaska Native373
Some Other Race318
Asian240
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Polk County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Polk County, Minnesota Median Age

38.5


Total

36.7


Male

41


Female

Polk County, Minnesota Adults

There are 24,136 adults, (5,395 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Minnesota.

Polk County, Minnesota Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

15,619

49.51%

Male

15,931

50.49%

Polk County, Minnesota Households and Families

Polk County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91%9%
All72.9%27.1%
Female55.1%44.9%
Male53.6%46.4%
Non Family53.5%46.5%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Minnesota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6082.3972.9
Married6,4793.0491
Non Family4,6461.1953.5
Female9423.255.1
Male5413.6153.6

3.02

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Minnesota Households

Polk County, Minnesota Education

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7763.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,0975.23%
High School Graduate6,49330.95%
Some College5,12024.41%
Associates Degree2,48511.85%
Bachelors Degree3,50316.70%
Graduate Degree1,5057.17%

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,41817,9384,758
Hispanic84652260
Native American26322721
Multiple Races23119770
Asian13412871
Other Race124771
Black12312131
Islander665

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 83.33%.

Polk County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,922$42,466$29,052
Less Than High School$27,519$29,813$23,194
High School Grad$29,122$35,240$21,695
Some College$35,723$46,122$26,883
Bachelors Degree$45,544$55,199$37,257
Graduate Degree$52,672$53,667$52,287

$35,922

Average Earnings

$42,466

Average Male

$29,052

Average Female

Polk County, Minnesota Language

Polk County, Minnesota Language by Age

Polk County, Minnesota Language

92.89% of Polk County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 7.11% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.48% of the population.

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,0313,02111.18%
Hispanic1,83137220.32%
Multiple77624030.93%
Black36416946.43%
Native32516851.69%
Other3064715.36%
Asian17152.92%
Islander16425.00%

13.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.46%

Male Poverty Rate

13.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Native, with 51.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Asian, with 2.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.67%.

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.32%
High School11.47%
Some College9.31%
Bachelors or Greater3.20%

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.23%
Female Unemployed12.60%
Female Employed8.28%
Male Employed6.00%

Polk County, Minnesota Income

Polk County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,059$65,986
Families$73,635$82,553
Married Families$80,293$91,485
Non Families$26,290$35,297

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by War

2,258

Number of Veterans

2,140

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam874
First Gulf War401
Second Gulf War326
Korea299
World War II130

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74583
75+567
55 to 64499
35 to 54470
18 to 34139

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2099.73%
Hispanic433.81%
Indian278.82%
2 or More134.26%
Black61.86%
Hawaiian330.00%

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

10.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Employment Status

Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Age

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Minnesota

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
East Grand Forks86088699911.06%
Crookston78917804-87-1.10%
Fosston15271499-28-1.83%
Fertile84284200.00%
McIntosh625618-7-1.12%
Erskine500487-13-2.60%
Fisher43543500.00%
Climax26026331.15%
Winger22022331.36%
Mentor151150-1-0.66%
Beltrami107106-1-0.93%
Nielsville909000.00%
Lengby868600.00%
Gully666600.00%
Trail464600.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990