Thief River Falls, Minnesota Population 2022

8,912
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Thief River Falls is a city located in Pennington County Minnesota. Thief River Falls has a 2020 population of 8,912. It is also the county seat of Pennington County. Thief River Falls is currently growing at a rate of 0.32% annually and its population has increased by 3.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,644 in 2010.

The average household income in Thief River Falls is $62,262 with a poverty rate of 13.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $741 per month, and the median house value is $143,900. The median age in Thief River Falls is 39.1 years, 36.5 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Thief River Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 93.57%
  • Black or African American: 2.21%
  • Native American: 2.20%
  • Two or more races: 1.73%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Thief River Falls, Minnesota is 8,912 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,912.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,644.

Thief River Falls, Minnesota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,22793.57%
Black or African American1942.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native1932.20%
Asian110.13%
Some Other Race150.17%
Two or More Races1521.73%
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Thief River Falls Population by Race

Thief River Falls Population Pyramid 2022

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Thief River Falls Median Age

39


Total

37.3


Male

42.2


Female

Thief River Falls Adults

There are 6,952 adults, (1,859 of whom are seniors) in Thief River Falls.

Thief River Falls Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Thief River Falls Sex Ratio

Female

4,544

51.68%

Male

4,248

48.32%

Thief River Falls Population by Age

Thief River Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Thief River Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.5%12.5%
All65.8%34.2%
Female56.5%43.5%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Male48.9%51.1%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thief River Falls Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0672.165.8
Married1,5642.6987.5
Male474.7748.9
Female5633.1456.5
Non Family1,8931.2451.1

2.75

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Thief River Falls Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1392.25%
9th to 12th Grade2453.96%
High School Graduate1,94431.43%
Some College1,40522.71%
Associates Degree1,21519.64%
Bachelors Degree95615.45%
Graduate Degree2824.56%
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Thief River Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thief River Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races585828
White5,7605,4801,183
Hispanic1518317
Black11810210
Other Race11
Native American9889
Asian11

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 48.28%.

Thief River Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,534$45,030$35,665
Less Than 9th Grade$26,534$27,102$24,537
High School Graduate$33,936$42,667$24,470
Some College$41,733$48,906$37,588
Bachelors Degree$46,799$44,600$48,589
Graduate Degree$63,472$88,409$57,891

$40,534

Average Earnings

$45,030

Average Male

$35,665

Average Female

Thief River Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thief River Falls Language by Age

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Thief River Falls Language

94.16% of Thief River Falls residents speak only English, while 5.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.48% of the population.

Thief River Falls Language

Thief River Falls Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1111100.00%
Native1776536.72%
White7,59799713.12%
Hispanic523377.07%
Black17110.58%
Other10NaN%
Multiple1401712.14%

13.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.28%

Male Poverty Rate

13.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thief River Falls

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thief River Falls is Multiple, with 12.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.16%.

Thief River Falls Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.70%
High School14.28%
Some College9.09%
Bachelors or Greater2.10%

Thief River Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.62%
Male Unemployed24.14%
Female Employed6.28%
Female Unemployed35.56%

Thief River Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thief River Falls Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,168$63,977
Families$65,227$74,402
Married Families$79,408-
Non Families$39,874$49,116
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Income by Household Type

Thief River Falls Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Thief River Falls Married by Age and Sex

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Thief River Falls 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 55-64.

Thief River Falls Marital Status by Race

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Thief River Falls Marital Status

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562

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War104
First Gulf War30
Vietnam206
Korea76
World War II29

Thief River Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3484
35 to 5450
55 to 6472
65 to 74163
75+193

Thief River Falls Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5408.13%
Native American2220.18%

Thief River Falls Veterans by Race

Thief River Falls Veterans by Education

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6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thief River Falls Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Thief River Falls Employment by Age

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Thief River Falls Employment by Race

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Thief River Falls 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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68.96%

Born in Thief River Falls

98.18%

Native Born

1.82%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.18% of Thief River Falls residents were born in the United States, with 68.96% having been born in Minnesota. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thief River Falls Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19103,7140.00%
19204,6859712.35%
19304,268-417-0.93%
19406,0191,7513.50%
19506,9269071.41%
19607,1512250.32%
19708,6181,4671.88%
19809,1054870.55%
19908,010-1,095-1.27%
20008,4104000.49%
20108,6442340.27%
20118,701570.66%
20128,732310.36%
20138,74190.10%
20148,688-53-0.61%
20158,763750.86%
20168,783200.23%
20178,804210.24%
20188,800-4-0.05%
20198,828280.32%
20208,856280.32%
20218,884280.32%
20228,912280.32%

Thief River Falls Population by Year