Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population 2020

Blue Earth County, Minnesota's estimated population is 68,507 with a growth rate of 0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Blue Earth County, Minnesota is the 13th largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202068,5075400.79%
201967,9675400.80%
201867,4275400.81%
201766,8875440.82%
201666,3436851.04%
201565,6583620.55%
201465,2965620.87%
201364,734-232-0.36%
201264,9666190.96%
201164,3472620.41%
201064,08510,04118.58%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.79%
County Website
Founded
March 5, 1853[1]
County Seat

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,41991.10%
Black or African American2,2993.47%
Two or More Races1,5852.39%
Asian1,5082.27%
Some Other Race2610.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native2260.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.04%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Median Age

30.7


Total

29.8


Male

32


Female

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Adults

There are 53,245 adults, (8,703 of whom are seniors) in Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Age Dependency

48.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

32,999

49.76%

Male

33,323

50.24%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Households and Families

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

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87%13%
Male63%37%
All61.9%38.1%
Female50.2%49.8%
Non Family37.6%62.4%

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,7832.4261.9
Married11,4622.9587
Non Family10,8071.6837.6
Female2,3142.9650.2
Male1,2003.0563

2.86

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7261.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,5333.98%
High School Graduate10,29826.72%
Some College8,31821.59%
Associates Degree4,72112.25%
Bachelors Degree8,51022.08%
Graduate Degree4,43011.50%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,58033,85412,030
Black996870323
Hispanic951676149
Asian580460218
Multiple Races434403232
Native American11611650
Other Race926325
Islander119

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 multiple races people with a rate of 53.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,991$44,852$32,658
Less Than High School$25,438$32,763$22,315
High School Grad$32,574$39,630$23,586
Some College$35,947$42,654$30,994
Bachelors Degree$44,145$53,588$37,519
Graduate Degree$63,788$73,214$58,346

$38,991

Average Earnings

$44,852

Average Male

$32,658

Average Female

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language by Age

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language

93.90% of Blue Earth County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 6.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,7688,63815.49%
Black2,1061,01648.24%
Hispanic2,14472033.58%
Asian1,35451037.67%
Multiple1,51450433.29%
Other23610343.64%
Native2105727.14%

18.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.55%

Male Poverty Rate

19.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota is Black, with 48.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota is White, with 15.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.18%
High School11.09%
Some College8.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.19%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.51%
Male Unemployed26.83%
Female Employed19.25%
Male Employed11.63%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Income

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,861$72,902
Families$77,581$92,047
Married Families$89,248$106,768
Non Families$33,093$42,971

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans

3,713

Number of Veterans

3,477

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,475
Second Gulf War638
First Gulf War553
Korea340
World War II187
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,055
75+875
35 to 54704
55 to 64630
18 to 34449
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6317.40%
Hispanic573.62%
Black362.16%
Asian221.73%
2 or More141.80%
Other62.60%
Hawaiian218.18%
Indian21.09%

$Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Employment Status

71.7%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota 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

73.29%

Born in Minnesota

95.56%

Native Born

4.44%

Foreign Born

2.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.56% of Blue Earth County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 73.29% having been born in Minnesota. 2.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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