Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population 2021

Blue Earth County, Minnesota's estimated population is 68,203 with a growth rate of 0.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Blue Earth County, Minnesota is the 14th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 64,086 and has seen a growth of 6.42% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202168,2032750.40%
202067,9282750.41%
201967,6532750.41%
201867,3784620.69%
201766,9165610.85%
201666,3556821.04%
201565,6733730.57%
201465,3005630.87%
201364,737-237-0.36%
201264,9746150.96%
201164,3592730.43%
201064,08610,04218.58%
199054,0441,7303.31%
198052,314-8-0.02%
197052,3227,93717.88%
196044,3856,05815.81%
195038,3272,1245.87%
194036,2032,3566.96%
193033,8472,3707.53%
192031,4772,1407.29%
191029,337-2,926-9.07%
190032,2633,05310.45%
189029,2106,32127.62%
188022,8895,58732.29%
187017,30212,499260.23%
18604,8030.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.40%
County Website
Founded
March 5, 1853
County Seat
2010 Population
64,086
Growth Since 2010
6.42%
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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,60490.73%
Black or African American2,5783.86%
Two or More Races1,6412.46%
Asian1,4432.16%
Some Other Race3410.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native1770.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.02%
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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population by Race

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Median Age

31


Total

30.1


Male

32.1


Female

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Adults

There are 53,585 adults, (8,931 of whom are seniors) in Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Age Dependency

49.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

33,339

49.91%

Male

33,456

50.09%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population by Age

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All62%38%
Male58.3%41.7%
Female50.3%49.7%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,0912.4162
Married11,4652.9787.1
Non Family11,0671.6538.8
Female2,2102.9350.3
Male1,3493.0858.3

2.86

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7191.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,4103.62%
High School Graduate10,30126.47%
Some College8,17621.01%
Associates Degree4,76112.23%
Bachelors Degree8,88622.83%
Graduate Degree4,66411.98%
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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White35,74234,16612,555
Black1,1481,014445
Hispanic1,099783153
Asian515432183
2+ Races468440218
Other Race17914224
Native American767455
Islander1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 72.37%.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,486$45,551$34,854
Less Than 9th Grade$24,747$36,731$18,942
High School Graduate$33,482$40,194$24,130
Some College$37,500$43,987$32,351
Bachelors Degree$44,996$52,448$39,755
Graduate Degree$67,083$77,547$59,266

$40,486

Average Earnings

$45,551

Average Male

$34,854

Average Female

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language

93.12% of Blue Earth County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 6.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.28% of the population.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,8618,66815.52%
Black2,34392339.39%
Asian1,29459646.06%
Multiple1,55953234.12%
Hispanic2,27944619.57%
Other3009431.33%
Native1614628.57%

17.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.92%

Male Poverty Rate

19.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota is Asian, with 46.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota is White, with 15.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.64%.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.55%
High School12.05%
Some College7.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.18%
Male Unemployed21.86%
Female Employed18.89%
Male Employed11.94%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,429$74,621
Families$79,167$94,003
Married Families$91,241$108,915
Non Families$35,162$44,611
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Income by Household Type

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota 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.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status

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3,483

Number of Veterans

3,201

Male Veterans

282

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,469
Second Gulf War549
First Gulf War496
Korea277
World War II150

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,054
75+849
55 to 64631
35 to 54576
18 to 34373

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4156.95%
Hispanic462.74%
Black291.56%
Asian151.18%
2+ Races141.77%
Other Race82.52%
Islander1100.00%
Native American10.63%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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6.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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72%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota 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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73.03%

Born in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

94.84%

Native Born

5.16%

Foreign Born

3.42%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.84% of Blue Earth County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 73.03% having been born in Minnesota. 3.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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