Hennepin County, Minnesota Population 2020

Hennepin County, Minnesota's estimated population is 1,248,246 with a growth rate of 1.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hennepin County, Minnesota is the largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,259,42811,1820.90%
20171,248,24612,3711.00%
20161,235,87513,2971.09%
20151,222,57811,3140.93%
20141,211,26413,0831.09%
20131,198,18113,9571.18%
20121,184,22414,9601.28%
20111,169,26415,0721.31%
20101,154,192121,76111.79%
19901,032,43191,0209.67%
1980941,411-18,669-1.94%
1970960,080117,22613.91%
1960842,854166,27524.58%
1950676,579107,68018.93%
1940568,89951,1149.87%
1930517,785102,36624.64%
1920415,41981,93924.57%
1910333,480105,14046.05%
1900228,34043,04623.23%
1890185,294118,281176.50%
188067,01335,447112.29%
187031,56618,717145.67%
186012,8490.00%

How Many People Live in Hennepin County, Minnesota?

1,248,246

Hennepin County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White897,49772.64%
Black or African American161,23013.05%
Asian87,5367.09%
Two or More Races44,5753.61%
Some Other Race35,3702.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,8190.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4510.04%

Hennepin County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Hennepin County, Minnesota Median Age

36.4


Total

35.5


Male

37.3


Female

Hennepin County, Minnesota Adults

There are 962,147 adults, (164,160 of whom are seniors) in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Hennepin County, Minnesota Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Hennepin County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

624,948

50.58%

Male

610,530

49.42%

Hennepin County, Minnesota Households and Families

Hennepin County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hennepin County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All62.4%37.6%
Male55.7%44.3%
Female46.4%53.6%
Non Family45.2%54.8%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All503,4762.462.4
Married223,8083.1382.8
Non Family214,4791.3645.2
Female46,3903.3646.4
Male18,7993.3655.7

3.1

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hennepin County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,0233.28%
9th to 12th Grade29,9693.51%
High School Graduate142,55516.68%
Some College158,90918.59%
Associates Degree74,5588.72%
Bachelors Degree266,32031.16%
Graduate Degree154,34418.06%

Hennepin County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White646,291631,223356,726
Black88,34571,30417,057
Asian56,30148,09730,272
Hispanic43,34127,1768,165
Other Race18,92110,2102,537
Multiple Races16,91715,6257,334
Native American5,2374,192935
Islander228218129

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 56.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,465$53,995$42,233
Less Than High School$23,832$26,869$19,534
High School Grad$31,122$34,344$26,983
Some College$39,627$43,702$35,144
Bachelors Degree$59,962$70,824$50,967
Graduate Degree$76,585$91,734$66,769

$48,465

Average Earnings

$53,995

Average Male

$42,233

Average Female

Hennepin County, Minnesota Language

Hennepin County, Minnesota Language by Age

Hennepin County, Minnesota Language

81.74% of Hennepin County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 18.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.78% of the population.

Hennepin County, Minnesota Poverty

Hennepin County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White839,98452,5856.26%
Black157,74949,05931.10%
Hispanic83,90015,91818.97%
Asian85,7388,67510.12%
Other34,9967,71622.05%
Multiple43,3726,41214.78%
Native8,2822,42729.30%
Islander44817438.84%

11.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.33%

Male Poverty Rate

11.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hennepin County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hennepin County, Minnesota is Islander, with 38.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hennepin County, Minnesota is White, with 6.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.93%
High School13.05%
Some College9.34%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%

Hennepin County, Minnesota Income

Hennepin County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$74,113$105,791
Families$100,661$134,230
Married Families$119,008$154,860
Non Families$46,735$64,469

Hennepin County, Minnesota Marital Status

Hennepin County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Hennepin County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Hennepin 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 35-44.

Hennepin County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Hennepin County, Minnesota Veterans

54,750

Number of Veterans

51,031

Male Veterans

3,719

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam19,860
First Gulf War7,323
Second Gulf War7,312
Korea5,857
World War II3,983
Name Veterans % of Total
White48,4266.56%
Black4,0293.82%
Hispanic1,1342.14%
Asian8771.33%
2 or More7433.24%
Indian4076.48%
Other2411.06%
Hawaiian277.48%

$Hennepin County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

6.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hennepin County, Minnesota Employment Status

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

69.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hennepin 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

57.48%

Born in Minnesota

85.92%

Native Born

14.08%

Foreign Born

7.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.92% of Hennepin County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 57.48% having been born in Minnesota. 7.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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