Thief River Falls, Minnesota Population 2020

8,862

Thief River Falls is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 8,862, it is the 107th largest city in Minnesota and the 3335th largest city in the United States. Thief River Falls is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 3.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,573 in 2010. Thief River Falls reached it's highest population of 9,105 in 1980. Spanning over 6 miles, Thief River Falls has a population density of 1,566 people per square mile.

The average household income in Thief River Falls is $61,627 with a poverty rate of 11.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $691 per month, and the median house value is $122,000. The median age in Thief River Falls is 39.2 years, 33.7 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males.

Thief River Falls Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Thief River Falls was:

  • White: 92.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Native American: 2.07%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Asian: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Thief River Falls, Minnesota is 8,862, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,804.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,573.

Thief River Falls, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,12992.82%
Two or More Races2222.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native1812.07%
Black or African American1531.75%
Asian710.81%
Some Other Race20.02%

Thief River Falls Population Pyramid 2020

Thief River Falls Median Age

39.2


Total

33.7


Male

43.2


Female

Thief River Falls Adults

There are 6,826 adults, (1,721 of whom are seniors) in Thief River Falls.

Thief River Falls Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Thief River Falls Sex Ratio

Female

4,434

50.63%

Male

4,324

49.37%

Thief River Falls Households and Families

Thief River Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Thief River Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All65.2%34.8%
Male60.5%39.5%
Non Family52.8%47.2%
Female50.9%49.1%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9242.1765.2
Non Family1,8081.2152.8
Married1,4002.7687.6
Female5543.4550.9
Male1623.4860.5

2.88

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Thief River Falls Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2143.53%
9th to 12th Grade2864.72%
High School Graduate2,12835.10%
Some College1,35922.41%
Associates Degree85414.09%
Bachelors Degree1,02916.97%
Graduate Degree1933.18%

Thief River Falls Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6245,2201,179
Hispanic1568728
Native American10596
Black7575
Multiple Races615415
Asian4031
Other Race2

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 multiple races people with a rate of 24.59%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,781$41,108$31,634
Less Than High School$23,958$25,341$23,646
High School Grad$31,097$36,824$21,442
Some College$37,317$42,160$33,036
Bachelors Degree$46,009$47,868$45,711
Graduate Degree$54,167$46,938$55,375

$36,781

Average Earnings

$41,108

Average Male

$31,634

Average Female

Thief River Falls Language

Thief River Falls Language by Age

Thief River Falls Language

94.84% of Thief River Falls residents speak only English, while 5.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.38% of the population.

Thief River Falls Poverty

Thief River Falls Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,60384311.09%
Multiple2115325.12%
Hispanic3995112.78%
Native1544629.87%
Asian71912.68%
Other22100.00%

11.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.22%

Male Poverty Rate

16.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thief River Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thief River Falls is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thief River Falls is White, with 11.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.78%
High School11.37%
Some College9.01%
Bachelors or Greater2.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.02%
Female Employed7.51%
Male Employed3.87%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Thief River Falls Income

Thief River Falls Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,069$61,627
Families$64,540$74,336
Married Families$77,097-
Non Families$30,513$41,434

Thief River Falls Marital Status

Thief River Falls Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Thief River Falls Married by Age and Sex

Thief River Falls 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 55-64.

Thief River Falls Marital Status by Race

Thief River Falls Veterans

728

Number of Veterans

702

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam269
Second Gulf War111
First Gulf War73
Korea64
World War II25
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74238
75+180
55 to 64121
35 to 54115
18 to 3474
Name Veterans % of Total
White66810.25%
Black4154.67%
Indian1412.61%
2 or More56.41%

$Thief River Falls Veterans by Education

3.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thief River Falls Employment Status

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Thief River Falls Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.70%

Born in Minnesota

97.76%

Native Born

2.24%

Foreign Born

1.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.76% of Thief River Falls residents were born in the United States, with 68.70% having been born in Minnesota. 1.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,862290.33%
20198,833290.33%
20188,804-9-0.10%
20178,813290.33%
20168,784250.29%
20158,759720.83%
20148,687-51-0.58%
20138,738100.11%
20128,728300.34%
20118,698580.67%
20108,6402300.27%
20008,4104000.49%
19908,010-1,095-1.27%
19809,1054870.55%
19708,6181,4671.88%
19607,1512250.32%
19506,9269071.41%
19406,0191,7513.50%
19304,268-417-0.93%
19204,6859712.35%
19103,7140.00%