Deer River, Minnesota Population 2021

928
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Deer River is a city located in Itasca County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 928, it is the 368th largest city in Minnesota and the 10614th largest city in the United States . Deer River is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -0.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 930 in 2010. Deer River reached it's highest population of 949 in 2014. Spanning over 1 miles, Deer River has a population density of 726 people per square mile.

The average household income in Deer River is $50,063 with a poverty rate of 11.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $575 per month, and the median house value is $100,600. The median age in Deer River is 42.6 years, 42 years for males, and 44.3 years for females.

Deer River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Deer River was:

  • White: 70.98%
  • Native American: 27.66%
  • Two or more races: 0.84%
  • Black or African American: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Deer River, Minnesota is 928 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 931.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 930.

Deer River, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White67570.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native26327.66%
Two or More Races80.84%
Black or African American50.53%
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Deer River Population by Race

Deer River Population Pyramid $2021

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Deer River Median Age

42.6


Total

42


Male

44.3


Female

Deer River Adults

There are 684 adults, (199 of whom are seniors) in Deer River.

Deer River Age Dependency

96.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Deer River Sex Ratio

Female

472

49.63%

Male

479

50.37%

Deer River Population by Age

Deer River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Deer River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All58%42%
Male47.1%52.9%
Non Family32.7%67.3%
Female10.3%89.7%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Deer River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3862.3458
Married1933.485.5
Non Family1471.0732.7
Female292.110.3
Male171.7147.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Deer River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade223.50%
9th to 12th Grade619.71%
High School Graduate25139.97%
Some College13922.13%
Associates Degree538.44%
Bachelors Degree7612.10%
Graduate Degree264.14%
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Deer River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Deer River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White52045698
Native American98794
2+ Races66
Hispanic44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.85%.

Deer River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,083$50,688$17,760
Less Than 9th Grade$2,500$$2,500
High School Graduate$19,013$41,563$16,538
Some College$31,667$56,058$18,162
Bachelors Degree$51,184$51,711$39,750
Graduate Degree$60,417$$60,625

$27,083

Average Earnings

$50,688

Average Male

$17,760

Average Female

Deer River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Deer River Language by Age

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Deer River Language

99.40% of Deer River residents speak only English, while 0.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.60% of the population.

Deer River Language

Deer River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6477211.13%
Native2572610.12%
Black55100.00%
Hispanic44100.00%

11.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.80%

Male Poverty Rate

11.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Deer River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Deer River is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Deer River is Native, with 10.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.07%.

Deer River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.18%
High School8.71%
Bachelors or Greater6.00%
Some College4.26%

Deer River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.77%
Male Unemployed20.00%
Male Employed9.68%
Female Employed4.69%

Deer River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Deer River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,214$50,063
Families$64,271$58,334
Married Families$72,188-
Non Families$24,792$35,560
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Income by Household Type

Deer River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Deer River Married by Age and Sex

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Deer River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Deer River Marital Status by Race

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Deer River Marital Status

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119

Number of Veterans

117

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam31
Korea21
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War13
World War II6

Deer River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+44
35 to 5429
55 to 6427
65 to 7419
18 to 34

Deer River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10218.72%
Native American1712.98%

Deer River Veterans by Race

Deer River Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Deer River Veterans by Education

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54.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

12.8%

Unemployment Rate

Deer River Employment by Age

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Deer River Employment by Race

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Deer River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.18%

Born in Deer River

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.63% of Deer River residents were born in the United States, with 83.18% having been born in Minnesota. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Deer River Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021928-1-0.11%
2020929-1-0.11%
2019930-1-0.11%
20189310.00%
2017931-5-0.53%
2016936-7-0.74%
2015943-6-0.63%
201494940.42%
201394530.32%
201294210.11%
2011941-2-0.21%
20109430.00%

Deer River Population by Year