Ideal, Minnesota Population 2024

1,276

Ideal is a city located in Cass County and Crow Wing County Minnesota. Ideal has a 2024 population of 1,276. Ideal is currently growing at a rate of 0.95% annually and its population has increased by 4.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,219 in 2020.

The average household income in Ideal is $116,066 with a poverty rate of 8.05%. The median age in Ideal is 57.4 years: 57.3 years for males, and 57.5 years for females.

Ideal Demographics

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

  • White: 95.49%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.4%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
20.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
61.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.68% (57)
The current population of Ideal, Minnesota is 1,276 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,219.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,20695.49%
Two or more races262.06%
Asian191.5%
Black or African American50.4%
Native American30.24%
Other race30.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.08%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ideal Population by Race

Ideal Population Pyramid 2024

Ideal Median Age

57.4

Total

57.3

Male

57.5

Female

Ideal Adults

There are 1,137 adults, (441 of whom are seniors) in Ideal.

Ideal Age Dependency

81.5

Age Dependency Ratio

63.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ideal Sex Ratio

Female57945.84%
Male68454.16%

Ideal Population by Age

Ideal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5902.1189.810.2
Married3992.4588.711.3
Non Family1661.1892.27.8
Male14385.714.3
Female112.731000

2.46

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

89.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ideal Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade222.06%
Associates Degree958.88%
Bachelors Degree28226.36%
Graduate Degree20018.69%
High School Graduate25924.21%
Less Than 9th Grade363.36%
Some College17616.45%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ideal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ideal Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,011953454
Hispanic23230
Asian191919
2+ Races12129
Native American330
Black220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Ideal Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$42,083$59,167$38,125
Graduate Degree$81,667$90,395$65,625
High School Graduate$28,667$25,938$29,479
Less Than 9th Grade$56,023$56,326$0
Overall$49,792$57,656$32,826
Some College$48,333$61,667$29,000

$49,792

Average Earnings

$57,656

Average Male

$32,826

Average Female

Ideal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ideal Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ideal Language

98.47% of Ideal residents speak only English, while 1.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Ideal Language

Ideal Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,175958.09%
Native33100%
Black22100%
Multiple2613.85%

8.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.13%

Male Poverty Rate

5.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ideal

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ideal is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ideal is Multiple, with 3.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.94%.

Ideal Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College9.96%
Less Than 9th Grade6.9%
Bachelors or Greater5.6%
High School4.25%

Ideal Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.67%
Female Unemployed9.09%
Male Employed8.23%
Female Employed4.25%

Ideal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ideal Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$112,083$129,279
Households$99,531$116,066
Married Families$112,375$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,288$82,094

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ideal Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.8%

Male Marriage Rate

73.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ideal Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ideal Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ideal Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ideal Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

138

Number of Veterans

135

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam51
First Gulf War34
Korea13
Second Gulf War9
World War II5

Ideal Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+53
65 to 7439
55 to 6426
35 to 5420
18 to 340

Ideal Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White13812.59%
Hispanic23100%

Ideal Veterans by Race

Ideal Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ideal Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ideal Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ideal Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ideal Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.16%

Born in Ideal

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Ideal residents were born in the United States, with 73.16% having been born in Minnesota. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ideal Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,336120.91%
20281,324120.91%
20271,312120.92%
20261,300120.93%
20251,288120.94%
20241,276120.95%
20231,264120.96%
20221,252120.97%
20211,240211.72%
20201,219786.84%
20191,14140.35%
20181,137151.34%
20171,12260.54%
20161,11680.72%
20151,10850.45%
20141,10340.36%
20131,09960.55%
20121,09340.37%
20111,08940.37%
20101,08500%

Ideal Population by Year