Lester Prairie, Minnesota Population 2021

1,734
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Lester Prairie is a city located in McLeod County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 1,734, it is the 279th largest city in Minnesota and the 8164th largest city in the United States . Lester Prairie is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,730 in 2010. Lester Prairie reached it's highest population of 1,761 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Lester Prairie has a population density of 1,945 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lester Prairie is $69,112 with a poverty rate of 13.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $543 per month, and the median house value is $149,800. 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 Prairie was:

  • White: 98.23%
  • Two or more races: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.25%
  • 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 1,734 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,725.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,730.

Lester Prairie, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,94698.23%
Two or More Races301.51%
Black or African American50.25%
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Lester Prairie Population by Race

Lester Prairie Population Pyramid $2021

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Lester Prairie Median Age

34.7


Total

33.7


Male

36.1


Female

Lester Prairie Adults

There are 1,333 adults, (272 of whom are seniors) in Lester Prairie.

Lester Prairie Age Dependency

86.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lester Prairie Sex Ratio

Female

984

49.67%

Male

997

50.33%

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
Married96.4%3.6%
All80.9%19.1%
Male77.3%22.7%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Female36.6%63.4%

80.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lester Prairie Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7452.6680.9
Married3913.5496.4
Non Family2611.170.1
Female713.2436.6
Male223.6477.3

3.35

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Lester Prairie Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade645.22%
9th to 12th Grade746.04%
High School Graduate36329.61%
Some College32826.75%
Associates Degree19015.50%
Bachelors Degree14511.83%
Graduate Degree625.06%
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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
White1,0931,053193
Hispanic1283014
Black55

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 17.66%.

Lester Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,813$50,492$34,479
Less Than 9th Grade$33,750$36,458$26,016
High School Graduate$31,250$41,250$25,865
Some College$45,625$56,094$33,333
Bachelors Degree$60,000$60,938$56,250
Graduate Degree$65,625$66,563$52,125

$41,813

Average Earnings

$50,492

Average Male

$34,479

Average Female

Lester Prairie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lester Prairie Language by Age

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Lester Prairie Language

88.37% of Lester Prairie residents speak only English, while 11.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.14% of the population.

Lester Prairie Language

Lester Prairie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,67721112.58%
Hispanic2616123.37%

13.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.24%

Male Poverty Rate

14.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lester Prairie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lester Prairie is Hispanic, with 23.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lester Prairie is White, with 12.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.00%.

Lester Prairie Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.57%
High School15.15%
Bachelors or Greater7.73%
Some College2.51%

Lester Prairie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed8.18%
Male Employed5.35%
Male 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$59,688$69,112
Families$71,250$80,830
Married Families$92,656-
Non Families$35,150$39,125
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Income by Household Type

Lester Prairie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

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 35-44, 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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94

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
First Gulf War14
Second Gulf War13
Korea5
World War II3

Lester Prairie Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6429
75+22
65 to 7420
35 to 5417
18 to 346

Lester Prairie Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White947.28%
Hispanic43.23%

Lester Prairie Veterans by Race

Lester Prairie Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lester Prairie Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

0.8%

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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76.53%

Born in Lester Prairie

93.89%

Native Born

6.11%

Foreign Born

2.32%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.89% of Lester Prairie residents were born in the United States, with 76.53% having been born in Minnesota. 2.32% 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

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

Lester Prairie Population by Year