Willmar, Minnesota Population 2021

20,205
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Willmar is a city located in Kandiyohi County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Kandiyohi County. With a 2020 population of 20,205, it is the 58th largest city in Minnesota and the 1835th largest city in the United States . Willmar is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 3.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,610 in 2010. Willmar reached it's highest population of 20,205 in 2021. Spanning over 15 miles, Willmar has a population density of 1,448 people per square mile.

The average household income in Willmar is $61,183 with a poverty rate of 15.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $785 per month, and the median house value is $133,000. The median age in Willmar is 33.7 years, 31.4 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Willmar Demographics

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

  • White: 78.72%
  • Black or African American: 11.09%
  • Other race: 5.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.19%
  • Asian: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Willmar, Minnesota is 20,205 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,701.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,610.

Willmar, Minnesota Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202143,7772890.66%
202043,4882890.66%
201943,1992890.67%
201842,9101320.31%
201742,778810.19%
201642,697740.17%
201542,6231410.33%
201442,482320.08%
201342,450770.18%
201242,3731710.40%
201142,202-31-0.07%
201042,2330.00%

Willmar Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,51778.72%
Black or African American2,18611.09%
Some Other Race1,1655.91%
Two or More Races4312.19%
Asian3461.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.34%
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Willmar Population by Race

Willmar Population Pyramid $2021

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Willmar Median Age

33.7


Total

31.4


Male

36.9


Female

Willmar Adults

There are 14,527 adults, (3,244 of whom are seniors) in Willmar.

Willmar Age Dependency

74.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Willmar Sex Ratio

Female

10,041

50.94%

Male

9,671

49.06%

Willmar Population by Age

Willmar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Willmar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.5%23.5%
All58.7%41.3%
Male53%47%
Non Family46.2%53.8%
Female43%57%

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Willmar Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5852.4858.7
Married3,1543.0676.5
Non Family2,9311.346.2
Female1,0943.5743
Male4063.5153

3.08

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Willmar Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2219.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,0128.23%
High School Graduate3,11125.29%
Some College3,04524.76%
Associates Degree1,53512.48%
Bachelors Degree1,64313.36%
Graduate Degree7325.95%
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Willmar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Willmar Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,1478,4422,202
Hispanic2,1001,026102
Black81046655
Other Race68834461
Asian145317
2+ Races1231239
Native American3817

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.07%.

Willmar Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,461$36,203$26,615
Less Than 9th Grade$24,534$26,314$13,504
High School Graduate$28,056$32,778$24,100
Some College$33,165$41,183$26,715
Bachelors Degree$36,473$43,426$28,897
Graduate Degree$69,474$83,125$57,692

$31,461

Average Earnings

$36,203

Average Male

$26,615

Average Female

Willmar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Willmar Language by Age

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Willmar Language

72.39% of Willmar residents speak only English, while 27.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.64% of the population.

Willmar Language

Willmar Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,0781,27061.12%
White11,7548737.43%
Hispanic4,52279017.47%
Other1,15228925.09%
Multiple4275412.65%
Asian346339.54%
Native612642.62%

15.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

16.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Willmar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Willmar is Black, with 61.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Willmar is White, with 7.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.11%.

Willmar Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.90%
Some College9.23%
High School8.25%
Bachelors or Greater3.12%

Willmar Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed43.69%
Female Unemployed24.01%
Female Employed11.20%
Male Employed6.98%

Willmar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Willmar Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,826$61,183
Families$54,971$70,768
Married Families$71,680-
Non Families$32,859$40,726
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Income by Household Type

Willmar Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Willmar Married by Age and Sex

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Willmar 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.

Willmar Marital Status by Race

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Willmar Marital Status

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863

Number of Veterans

863

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam383
Korea136
First Gulf War116
Second Gulf War80
World War II17

Willmar Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+314
65 to 74261
55 to 64130
35 to 54106
18 to 3452

Willmar Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8467.03%
Hispanic863.15%
2+ Races104.03%
Black70.63%

Willmar Veterans by Race

Willmar Veterans by Education

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2.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Willmar Veterans by Education

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67.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Willmar Employment by Age

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Willmar Employment by Race

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Willmar 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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64.89%

Born in Willmar

83.58%

Native Born

16.42%

Foreign Born

11.41%

Non Citizen

5.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.58% of Willmar residents were born in the United States, with 64.89% having been born in Minnesota. 11.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Willmar Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,2051680.84%
202020,0371680.85%
201919,8691680.85%
201819,701530.27%
201719,648280.14%
201619,62070.04%
201519,61370.04%
201419,606-31-0.16%
201319,637150.08%
201219,622550.28%
201119,567-13-0.07%
201019,5801,2290.65%
200018,3518200.46%
199017,5311,6360.98%
198015,8953,0262.13%
197012,8692,4522.14%
196010,4171,0071.02%
19509,4101,7872.13%
19407,6231,4502.13%
19306,1732810.47%
19205,8921,7573.60%
19104,1357261.95%
19003,4090.00%

Willmar Population by Year