Little Elbow, Minnesota Population 2024

283

Little Elbow is a city located in Becker County, Clearwater County, and Mahnomen County Minnesota. Little Elbow has a 2024 population of 283. Little Elbow is currently declining at a rate of -0.7% annually and its population has decreased by -1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 288 in 2020.

The average household income in Little Elbow is $62,188 with a poverty rate of 20.9%. The median age in Little Elbow is 37.5 years: 30.5 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Little Elbow Demographics

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

  • Native American: 68.01%
  • White: 18.01%
  • Two or more races: 13.97%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
31.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
9.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.74% (-5)
The current population of Little Elbow, Minnesota is 283 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 288.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American18568.01%
White4918.01%
Two or more races3813.97%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Native American

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Little Elbow Population by Race

Little Elbow Population Pyramid 2024

Little Elbow Median Age

37.5

Total

30.5

Male

38.5

Female

Little Elbow Adults

There are 185 adults, (61 of whom are seniors) in Little Elbow.

Little Elbow Age Dependency

119.4

Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

70.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Little Elbow Sex Ratio

Female13248.53%
Male14051.47%

Little Elbow Population by Age

Little Elbow Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All962.8395.84.2
Non Family351.171000
Married333.4593.96.1
Female224.4590.99.1
Male63.171000

3.69

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

95.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Little Elbow Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade138.33%
Associates Degree2314.74%
Bachelors Degree1912.18%
Graduate Degree159.62%
High School Graduate5333.97%
Less Than 9th Grade31.92%
Some College3019.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Little Elbow Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Little Elbow Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American918017
White413814
2+ Races22203
Hispanic551

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.15%.

Little Elbow Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$39,500$0$39,500
Graduate Degree$91,250$0$83,750
High School Graduate$28,750$0$41,250
Less Than 9th Grade$9,375$9,375$0
Overall$38,125$26,250$39,531
Some College$38,333$37,500$38,333

$38,125

Average Earnings

$26,250

Average Male

$39,531

Average Female

Little Elbow Earnings by Educational Attainment

Little Elbow Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Little Elbow Language

80.39% of Little Elbow residents speak only English, while 19.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 19.61% of the population.

Little Elbow Language

Little Elbow Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1814122.65%
Multiple381128.95%
White4748.51%

20.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.19%

Male Poverty Rate

18.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Little Elbow

The race most likely to be in poverty in Little Elbow is Multiple, with 28.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Little Elbow is White, with 8.51% 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 28.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.68%.

Little Elbow Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade62.5%
Some College18.87%
High School9.43%
Bachelors or Greater2.94%

Little Elbow Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Female Unemployed60%
Male Employed16.13%
Female Employed3.57%

Little Elbow Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Little Elbow Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$65,625$71,115
Households$54,583$62,188
Married Families$77,917$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,125$45,494

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Little Elbow Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Little Elbow Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Little Elbow 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 45-54.

Little Elbow Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Little Elbow Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam14
First Gulf War5
Korea2
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Little Elbow Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7410
75+6
35 to 545
18 to 340
55 to 640

Little Elbow Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American1312.15%
White510.87%
2+ Races39.38%
Hispanic120%

Little Elbow Veterans by Race

Little Elbow Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Little Elbow Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

13.9%

Unemployment Rate

Little Elbow Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Little Elbow Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Little Elbow 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

82.35%

Born in Little Elbow

99.63%

Native Born

0.37%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.63% of Little Elbow residents were born in the United States, with 82.35% 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 Latin America.

Little Elbow Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029273-2-0.73%
2028275-2-0.72%
2027277-2-0.72%
2026279-2-0.71%
2025281-2-0.71%
2024283-2-0.7%
2023285-2-0.7%
2022287-2-0.69%
202128910.35%
2020288197.06%
201926941.51%
2018265-4-1.49%
201726962.28%
201626320.77%
2015261-3-1.14%
201426410.38%
2013263-1-0.38%
201226420.76%
201126220.77%
201026000%

Little Elbow Population by Year