Polk County, Minnesota Population 2019

Polk County, Minnesota's estimated population is 31,705 with a growth rate of -0.04% 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
201831,529-176-0.56%
201731,705-13-0.04%
201631,7182080.66%
201531,510180.06%
201431,492-142-0.45%
201331,6341270.40%
201231,507-29-0.09%
201131,536-104-0.33%
201031,640-858-2.64%
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
White29,261
Two or More Races762
Black or African American566
American Indian and Alaska Native392
Some Other Race303
Asian261
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander19

Polk County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2019

Polk County, Minnesota Median Age

38.7


Total

37


Male

41.1


Female

Polk County, Minnesota Adults

There are 24,055 adults, (5,500 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Minnesota.

Polk County, Minnesota Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

15,576

49.35%

Male

15,988

50.65%

Polk County, Minnesota Households and Families

Polk County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.1%6.9%
All73.3%26.7%
Female60.2%39.8%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
Male51.2%48.8%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6092.473.3
Married6,4643.0493.1
Non Family4,7011.1951.2
Female8703.2560.2
Male5743.751.2

3.04

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7093.36%
9th to 12th Grade1,1345.37%
High School Graduate6,64531.45%
Some College4,95723.46%
Associates Degree2,50511.85%
Bachelors Degree3,62217.14%
Graduate Degree1,5597.38%

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,32317,9334,822
Hispanic89653771
Native American31727536
Black26823591
Multiple Races18316149
Asian174169117
Other Race121662
Islander997

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 77.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,074$44,499$30,192
Less Than High School$27,500$30,385$24,186
High School Grad$30,959$38,424$21,839
Some College$36,268$44,148$29,985
Bachelors Degree$47,960$56,553$40,188
Graduate Degree$55,250$61,250$53,405

$37,074

Average Earnings

$44,499

Average Male

$30,192

Average Female

Polk County, Minnesota Language

Polk County, Minnesota Language by Age

Polk County, Minnesota Language

92.76% of Polk County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 7.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.62% of the population.

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,8312,87010.70%
Hispanic1,89940921.54%
Multiple74520928.05%
Black50317234.19%
Native33211233.73%
Other3034715.51%
Asian21141.90%
Islander19210.53%

12.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.44%

Male Poverty Rate

13.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Black, with 34.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Asian, with 1.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.22%
High School12.99%
Some College8.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.63%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.60%
Female Unemployed14.72%
Female Employed7.68%
Male Employed5.05%

Polk County, Minnesota Income

Polk County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,393$68,880
Families$77,539$87,096
Married Families$83,571-
Non Families$25,994$35,690

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans

2,186

Number of Veterans

2,045

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam801
First Gulf War434
Second Gulf War327
Korea276
World War II84

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0979.29%
Hispanic534.50%
Indian4111.58%
Black328.31%
2 or More104.08%
Hawaiian654.55%

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

11.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Employment Status

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  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