Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population 2024

70,171

Blue Earth County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 70,171 with a growth rate of 0.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Blue Earth County, Minnesota is the 13th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 64,091 and has seen a growth of 9.49% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202971,5212700.38%
202871,2512700.38%
202770,9812700.38%
202670,7112700.38%
202570,4412700.38%
202470,1712700.39%
202369,9012700.39%
202269,6312700.39%
202169,3611500.22%
202069,2111,3371.97%
201967,8744770.71%
201867,3974660.7%
201766,9315330.8%
201666,3986971.06%
201565,7013810.58%
201465,3205710.88%
201364,749-230-0.35%
201264,9796150.96%
201164,3642730.43%
201064,091
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%
18604,803-66,718-93.28%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.39% (270)
County Website
Blue Earth County
County Seat
2010 Population
64,091
Area
748 mi²
Density
94 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
9.49% (6,080)
Founded
March 5, 1853

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White60,62387.83%
Black or African American3,2174.66%
Two or more races2,4753.59%
Asian1,7192.49%
Other race8461.23%
Native American1090.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander330.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population by Race

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Median Age

31.4

Total

30.5

Male

32.1

Female

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Adults

There are 55,473 adults, (9,986 of whom are seniors) in Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female34,08849.39%
Male34,93450.61%

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All27,1102.461.438.6
Married11,8242.9986.613.4
Non Family11,6031.5937.862.2
Female2,4302.9552.247.8
Male1,2533.1758.441.6
showing: 5 rows

2.89

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.79%.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,059

Average Earnings

$51,965

Average Male

$41,897

Average Female

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Language

92.52% of Blue Earth County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 7.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.57% 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
White56,5048,75015.49%
Black3,00374924.94%
Hispanic2,75949918.09%
Asian1,58949030.84%
Multiple2,41041117.05%
Other815637.73%
Native756080%
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16.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.95%

Male Poverty Rate

17.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota is Native, with 80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Earth County, Minnesota is Other, with 7.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.54%.

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.85%
High School11.63%
Some College10.2%
Bachelors or Greater5.24%
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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed47.91%
Female Unemployed47.27%
Female Employed15.57%
Male Employed11.42%
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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,818

Number of Veterans

2,625

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.05%

Born in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

94.08%

Native Born

5.92%

Foreign Born

3.65%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.08% of Blue Earth County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 75.05% having been born in Minnesota. 3.65% 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

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