Lester Prairie, Minnesota Population 2022

1,737
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Lester Prairie is a city located in McLeod County Minnesota. Lester Prairie has a 2020 population of 1,737. Lester Prairie is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually but its population has decreased by -1.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,761 in 2010.

The average household income in Lester Prairie is $69,112 with a poverty rate of 10.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $576 per month, and the median house value is $159,000. The median age in Lester Prairie is 34.7 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Lester Prairie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lester Prairiewas:

  • White: 95.11%
  • Two or more races: 4.54%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lester Prairie, Minnesota is 1,737 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,737.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,761.

Lester Prairie, Minnesota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,63595.11%
Black or African American60.35%
Two or More Races784.54%
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Lester Prairie Population by Race

Lester Prairie Population Pyramid 2022

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Lester Prairie Median Age

36.4


Total

36.6


Male

36.3


Female

Lester Prairie Adults

There are 1,165 adults, (269 of whom are seniors) in Lester Prairie.

Lester Prairie Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lester Prairie Sex Ratio

Female

892

51.89%

Male

827

48.11%

Lester Prairie Population by Age

Lester Prairie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lester Prairie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married99.4%0.6%
All86%14%
Male82.8%17.2%
Non Family75.9%24.1%
Female32.6%67.4%

86.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lester Prairie Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6562.6286
Married3523.4399.4
Male293.182.8
Female433.332.6
Non Family2321.275.9

3.28

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Lester Prairie Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade625.61%
9th to 12th Grade615.52%
High School Graduate35632.19%
Some College24422.06%
Associates Degree20218.26%
Bachelors Degree12611.39%
Graduate Degree554.97%
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Lester Prairie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lester Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White992949170
Hispanic1082811
Black66
2+ Races168

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.14%.

Lester Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,583$54,583$36,765
Less Than 9th Grade$36,786$38,929$25,625
High School Graduate$32,841$43,750$26,250
Some College$55,000$63,828$39,375
Bachelors Degree$53,750$60,938$50,625
Graduate Degree$65,250$67,000$51,625

$44,583

Average Earnings

$54,583

Average Male

$36,765

Average Female

Lester Prairie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lester Prairie Language by Age

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Lester Prairie Language

86.19% of Lester Prairie residents speak only English, while 13.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.18% of the population.

Lester Prairie Language

Lester Prairie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,4171168.19%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic2825619.86%

10.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.92%

Male Poverty Rate

10.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lester Prairie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lester Prairie is White, with 8.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lester Prairie is Hispanic, with 19.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.03%.

Lester Prairie Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.89%
High School9.27%
Some College2.02%
Bachelors or Greater7.18%

Lester Prairie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.51%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed4.63%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lester Prairie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lester Prairie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,000$75,579
Families$83,750$85,968
Married Families$87,381-
Non Families$36,765$49,518
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Income by Household Type

Lester Prairie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lester Prairie Married by Age and Sex

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Lester Prairie 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 45-54.

Lester Prairie Marital Status by Race

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Lester Prairie Marital Status

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88

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War13
Vietnam30
Korea6
World War II3

Lester Prairie Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345
35 to 5413
55 to 6421
65 to 7426
75+23

Lester Prairie Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White887.80%
Hispanic32.88%

Lester Prairie Veterans by Race

Lester Prairie Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lester Prairie Veterans by Education

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72.5%

Labor Force Participation

71.1%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Lester Prairie Employment by Age

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Lester Prairie Employment by Race

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Lester Prairie 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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78.77%

Born in Lester Prairie

93.66%

Native Born

6.34%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

4.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.66% of Lester Prairie residents were born in the United States, with 78.77% having been born in Minnesota. 2.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lester Prairie Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,7610.00%
20111,747-14-0.80%
20121,724-23-1.32%
20131,723-1-0.06%
20141,720-3-0.17%
20151,718-2-0.12%
20161,72020.12%
20171,72880.47%
20181,725-3-0.17%
20191,72830.17%
20201,73130.17%
20211,73430.17%
20221,73730.17%

Lester Prairie Population by Year