Owatonna, Minnesota Population 2021

25,662
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Owatonna is a city located in Steele County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Steele County. With a 2020 population of 25,662, it is the 43rd largest city in Minnesota and the 1510th largest city in the United States . Owatonna is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually but its population has increased by 0.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,599 in 2010. Owatonna reached it's highest population of 25,736 in 2017. Spanning over 15 miles, Owatonna has a population density of 1,765 people per square mile.

The average household income in Owatonna is $78,527 with a poverty rate of 9.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $773 per month, and the median house value is $166,600. The median age in Owatonna is 38.5 years, 36.8 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Owatonna Demographics

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

  • White: 88.73%
  • Black or African American: 4.27%
  • Other race: 3.58%
  • Asian: 1.71%
  • Two or more races: 1.21%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Owatonna, Minnesota is 25,662 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,725.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,599.

Owatonna, Minnesota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,471-89-0.24%
202036,560-89-0.24%
201936,649-89-0.24%
201836,738-49-0.13%
201736,7871430.39%
201636,644450.12%
201536,5991160.32%
201436,4831200.33%
201336,363520.14%
201236,311-257-0.71%
201136,568710.19%
201036,4970.00%

Owatonna Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,79188.73%
Black or African American1,0964.27%
Some Other Race9193.58%
Asian4391.71%
Two or More Races3121.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Owatonna Population by Race

Owatonna Population Pyramid $2021

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Owatonna Median Age

38.5


Total

36.8


Male

39.9


Female

Owatonna Adults

There are 19,263 adults, (4,330 of whom are seniors) in Owatonna.

Owatonna Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Owatonna Sex Ratio

Female

12,978

50.53%

Male

12,707

49.47%

Owatonna Population by Age

Owatonna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Owatonna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.2%8.8%
All71.2%28.8%
Male59.1%40.9%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Female45.8%54.2%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Owatonna Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,5242.3971.2
Married5,5463.0591.2
Non Family3,8011.1948.9
Female9233.2445.8
Male2543.0959.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Owatonna Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3772.20%
9th to 12th Grade8154.75%
High School Graduate5,42231.57%
Some College3,56320.75%
Associates Degree1,96811.46%
Bachelors Degree3,36919.62%
Graduate Degree1,6589.66%
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Owatonna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Owatonna Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,50414,8214,950
Hispanic97164151
Black447280
Other Race435258
Asian1461468
2+ Races746218
Native American5252

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.93%.

Owatonna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,092$49,717$35,021
Less Than 9th Grade$33,239$36,875$
High School Graduate$33,852$41,800$26,563
Some College$42,202$48,605$32,025
Bachelors Degree$54,551$64,917$46,279
Graduate Degree$70,000$72,031$64,458

$44,092

Average Earnings

$49,717

Average Male

$35,021

Average Female

Owatonna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Owatonna Language by Age

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Owatonna Language

91.24% of Owatonna residents speak only English, while 8.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.46% of the population.

Owatonna Language

Owatonna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,4931,2885.99%
Black1,05649146.50%
Hispanic2,00137718.84%
Other91822424.40%
Native12010587.50%
Multiple3084614.94%

9.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.02%

Male Poverty Rate

10.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owatonna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Owatonna is Native, with 87.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Owatonna is White, with 5.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.31%.

Owatonna Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.00%
High School12.68%
Some College5.90%
Bachelors or Greater1.38%

Owatonna Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.86%
Female Unemployed32.55%
Female Employed4.31%
Male Employed3.47%

Owatonna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Owatonna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,642$78,527
Families$81,594$97,818
Married Families$91,596-
Non Families$38,609$42,657
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Income by Household Type

Owatonna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Owatonna Married by Age and Sex

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Owatonna Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Owatonna Marital Status by Race

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Owatonna Marital Status

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1,416

Number of Veterans

1,337

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam515
Second Gulf War199
Korea163
First Gulf War118
World War II42

Owatonna Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+441
65 to 74425
55 to 64237
35 to 54181
18 to 34132

Owatonna Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3897.89%
Hispanic322.58%
2+ Races149.59%
Native American713.46%
Black60.96%

Owatonna Veterans by Race

Owatonna Veterans by Education

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5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owatonna Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Owatonna Employment by Age

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Owatonna Employment by Race

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Owatonna 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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73.20%

Born in Owatonna

94.20%

Native Born

5.80%

Foreign Born

2.75%

Non Citizen

3.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.20% of Owatonna residents were born in the United States, with 73.20% having been born in Minnesota. 2.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Owatonna Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,662-21-0.08%
202025,683-21-0.08%
201925,704-21-0.08%
201825,725-11-0.04%
201725,736840.33%
201625,652360.14%
201525,616520.20%
201425,564920.36%
201325,472420.17%
201225,430-159-0.62%
201125,589290.11%
201025,5603,1261.31%
200022,4343,0481.47%
199019,3867540.40%
198018,6323,2911.96%
197015,3411,9321.36%
196013,4093,2182.78%
195010,1911,4971.60%
19408,6941,0401.28%
19307,6544020.54%
19207,2521,5942.51%
19105,658970.17%
19005,5611,7123.75%
18903,8496881.99%
18803,1610.00%

Owatonna Population by Year