Houston County, Minnesota Population 2020

Houston County, Minnesota's estimated population is 18,410 with a growth rate of -0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houston County, Minnesota is the 51st largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202018,410-84-0.45%
201918,494-84-0.45%
201818,578-84-0.45%
201718,662-32-0.17%
201618,694130.07%
201518,681-18-0.10%
201418,699-75-0.40%
201318,774100.05%
201218,764-112-0.59%
201118,876-151-0.79%
201019,0275302.87%
199018,4971150.63%
198018,3828264.70%
197017,5569685.84%
196016,5882,15314.92%
195014,435-300-2.04%
194014,7358906.43%
193013,845-168-1.20%
192014,013-284-1.99%
191014,297-1,103-7.16%
190015,4007475.10%
189014,653-1,679-10.28%
188016,3321,3969.35%
187014,9368,291124.77%
18606,6450.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.45%
County Website
Founded
February 23, 1854[1]
County Seat

Houston County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,12097.09%
Black or African American1850.99%
Two or More Races1450.78%
Asian1310.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.23%
Some Other Race370.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.02%

Houston County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Houston County, Minnesota Median Age

45.2


Total

43.5


Male

47


Female

Houston County, Minnesota Adults

There are 14,614 adults, (3,771 of whom are seniors) in Houston County, Minnesota.

Houston County, Minnesota Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Houston County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

9,314

49.91%

Male

9,349

50.09%

Houston County, Minnesota Households and Families

Houston County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Houston County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.3%6.7%
All80%20%
Male75.5%24.5%
Non Family63.9%36.1%
Female60.7%39.3%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1812.2580
Married4,4612.8693.3
Non Family2,8541.1763.9
Female6332.7160.7
Male2332.5975.5

2.78

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Houston County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2511.89%
9th to 12th Grade4653.50%
High School Graduate4,46233.57%
Some College2,97522.38%
Associates Degree1,95014.67%
Bachelors Degree2,26717.06%
Graduate Degree9216.93%

Houston County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,97212,2853,128
Hispanic10910916
Black85759
Asian524721
Multiple Races45314
Other Race343411
Native American25256

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 asian people with a rate of 40.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,006$46,902$31,907
Less Than High School$31,500$36,563$8,854
High School Grad$31,218$41,296$23,307
Some College$38,628$49,304$30,271
Bachelors Degree$51,537$56,500$47,995
Graduate Degree$57,670$69,306$51,389

$40,006

Average Earnings

$46,902

Average Male

$31,907

Average Female

Houston County, Minnesota Language

Houston County, Minnesota Language by Age

Houston County, Minnesota Language

97.57% of Houston County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 2.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

Houston County, Minnesota Poverty

Houston County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6911,1696.61%
Hispanic19714171.57%
Black1686840.48%
Multiple1441611.11%
Native421023.81%
Other3438.82%

7.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.67%

Male Poverty Rate

9.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houston County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Minnesota is Hispanic, with 71.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Minnesota is White, with 6.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.76%
High School10.33%
Some College5.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.52%
Male Unemployed30.66%
Female Employed5.13%
Male Employed2.42%

Houston County, Minnesota Income

Houston County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,729$72,056
Families$72,466$86,025
Married Families$82,967$93,390
Non Families$34,692$42,234

Houston County, Minnesota Marital Status

Houston County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Houston County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Houston County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Houston County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Houston County, Minnesota Veterans

1,309

Number of Veterans

1,263

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam653
Korea136
First Gulf War129
Second Gulf War86
World War II58
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74540
75+354
55 to 64183
35 to 54158
18 to 3474
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2798.93%
Indian1338.24%
Asian1218.75%
Black32.86%
2 or More24.08%

$Houston County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

6.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houston County, Minnesota Employment Status

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Houston 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

33.78%

Born in Minnesota

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.93% of Houston County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 33.78% having been born in Minnesota. 0.53% 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