Stearns County, Minnesota Population 2018

Stearns County, Minnesota's estimated population is 157,822 with a growth rate of 2.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Stearns County, Minnesota is the 7th largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017157,8224,1612.71%
2016153,661-2,910-1.86%
2016156,5719350.60%
2015155,6361,7781.16%
2014153,8581,2460.82%
2013152,6127310.48%
2012151,8815470.36%
2011151,3345880.39%
2010150,74631,95526.90%
1990118,79110,6309.83%
1980108,16112,76113.38%
197095,40015,05518.74%
196080,3459,66413.67%
195070,6813,4815.18%
194067,2005,0798.18%
193062,1216,38011.45%
192055,7418,00816.78%
191047,7333,2697.35%
190044,4649,62027.61%
189034,84412,88858.70%
188021,9567,75054.55%
187014,2069,701215.34%
18604,5050.00%

Stearns County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White138,458
Black or African American6,908
Asian3,064
Two or More Races2,671
Some Other Race2,001
American Indian and Alaska Native537
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander22

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

Stearns County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Stearns County, Minnesota Median Age

34.1


Total

33.2


Male

34.9


Female

Stearns County, Minnesota Adults

There are 118,473 adults, (20,437 of which are seniors) in Stearns County, Minnesota.

Stearns County, Minnesota Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Stearns County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

76,306

49.66%

Male

77,355

50.34%

Stearns County, Minnesota Households and Families

Stearns County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Stearns County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
All68.8%31.2%
Male57.3%42.7%
Non Family47%53%
Female45.4%54.6%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Stearns County, Minnesota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All57,6952.5268.8
Married29,1293.0989.5
Non Family20,6201.4547
Female5,1423.2845.4
Male2,8043.157.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Stearns County, Minnesota Households

Stearns County, Minnesota Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6673.88%
9th to 12th Grade3,8134.04%
High School Graduate28,17029.83%
Some College21,53822.80%
Associates Degree12,75213.50%
Bachelors Degree16,83817.83%
Graduate Degree7,6708.12%

Stearns County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White87,38481,98923,154
Black2,8572,029293
Hispanic1,9381,022343
Asian1,4431,148459
Other Race783372159
Multiple Races622570155
Native American23619541
Islander1919

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 31.81%.

Stearns County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,907$42,784$30,763
Less Than High School$24,324$28,486$20,083
High School Grad$31,371$38,404$23,326
Some College$35,850$42,507$30,390
Bachelors Degree$45,887$56,332$39,245
Graduate Degree$60,932$67,527$58,187

$36,907

Average Earnings

$42,784

Average Male

$30,763

Average Female

Stearns County, Minnesota Language

Stearns County, Minnesota Language by Age

Stearns County, Minnesota Language

91.62% of Stearns County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 8.38% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Other, which is spoken by 2.90% of the population.

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White130,50614,24010.91%
Black6,5503,49653.37%
Hispanic4,3091,23428.64%
Other1,88153928.65%
Multiple2,28051422.54%
Asian2,59348318.63%
Native3797519.79%

13.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.92%

Male Poverty Rate

14.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota is Black, with 53.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota is White, with 10.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.05%.

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.31%
High School10.33%
Some College8.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.62%
Male Unemployed39.09%
Female Employed9.97%
Male Employed8.39%

Stearns County, Minnesota Income

Stearns County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,977$71,500
Families$70,906$86,050
Married Families$81,798$96,780
Non Families$32,736$42,269

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Stearns County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by War

10,098

Number of Veterans

9,567

Male Veterans

531

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,905
Second Gulf War1,309
First Gulf War1,156
Korea1,104
World War II692

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,623
75+2,528
55 to 642,074
35 to 541,915
18 to 34958

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,8719.05%
2 or More1057.49%
Hispanic702.60%
Black631.53%
Indian4111.48%
Asian150.61%
Other30.28%

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

7.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Employment Status

Stearns County, Minnesota Employment by Age

72.3%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Employment by Race

Stearns County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Stearns County, Minnesota

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
St. Cloud 660296764116122.44%
Sartell 158821714712657.96%
Waite Park727374281552.13%
St. Joseph653467432093.20%
Sauk Centre43114366551.28%
Cold Spring40254108832.06%
St. Augusta331736233069.23%
Melrose35983611130.36%
Albany25822668863.33%
Rockville24482526783.19%
Paynesville24322487552.26%
Clearwater 17351787523.00%
Avon139615271319.38%
Richmond14221439171.20%
Eden Valley 10421035-7-0.67%
St. Stephen85186091.06%
Kimball762779172.23%
Belgrade740768283.78%
Brooten 74374300.00%
Holdingford70871130.42%
Freeport632657253.96%
New Munich32032551.56%
St. Martin30831461.95%
Greenwald22222420.90%
Elrosa211222115.21%
Meire Grove17918563.35%
Lake Henry10310410.97%
Roscoe10210310.98%
St. Anthony869044.65%
Spring Hill858611.18%
St. Rosa686911.47%
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