Houston County, Minnesota Population 2024

18,742

Houston County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 18,742 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Houston County, Minnesota is the 50th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 19,027 and has seen a growth of -1.5% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,597-29-0.16%
202818,626-29-0.16%
202718,655-29-0.16%
202618,684-29-0.15%
202518,713-29-0.15%
202418,742-29-0.15%
202318,771-29-0.15%
202218,800-29-0.15%
202118,829-22-0.12%
202018,8511840.99%
201918,667590.32%
201818,608-97-0.52%
201718,705-35-0.19%
201618,740450.24%
201518,695-12-0.06%
201418,707-73-0.39%
201318,780140.07%
201218,766-111-0.59%
201118,877-150-0.79%
201019,027
199018,4971150.63%
198018,3828264.7%
197017,5569685.84%
196016,5882,15314.92%
195014,435-300-2.04%
194014,7358906.43%
193013,845-168-1.2%
192014,013-284-1.99%
191014,297-1,103-7.16%
190015,4007475.1%
189014,653-1,679-10.28%
188016,3321,3969.35%
187014,9368,291124.77%
18606,645-11,952-64.27%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.15% (-29)
County Website
Houston County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,027
Area
552 mi²
Density
34 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.5% (-285)
Founded
February 23, 1854

Houston County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,79694.53%
Two or more races7263.86%
Black or African American1070.57%
Asian930.49%
Other race640.34%
Native American400.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Houston County, Minnesota Population by Race

Houston County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Houston County, Minnesota Median Age

44.6

Total

43.5

Male

46.6

Female

Houston County, Minnesota Adults

There are 14,732 adults, (4,166 of whom are seniors) in Houston County, Minnesota.

Houston County, Minnesota Age Dependency

78.2

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Houston County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female9,35349.68%
Male9,47350.32%

Houston County, Minnesota Population by Age

Houston County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,0282.3182.917.1
Married4,1472.9594.95.1
Non Family2,9641.269.830.2
Female5213.276733
Male3962.6875.824.2
showing: 5 rows

2.91

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

82.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Houston 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

Houston County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Houston 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 77.42%.

Houston County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,158

Average Earnings

$55,926

Average Male

$41,825

Average Female

Houston County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Houston County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Houston County, Minnesota Language

97.22% of Houston County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 2.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Houston County, Minnesota Language

Houston County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,4741,1976.85%
Multiple7269713.36%
Hispanic2644215.91%
Asian932830.11%
Native35411.43%
showing: 5 rows

7.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.93%

Male Poverty Rate

8.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Houston County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Minnesota is Asian, with 30.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Houston County, Minnesota is White, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.08%.

Houston County, Minnesota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.83%
High School9.75%
Some College7.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%
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Houston County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.78%
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed6.56%
Male Employed3.57%
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Houston County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Houston County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Houston County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Houston County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Houston County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Houston County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Houston County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,000

Number of Veterans

971

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

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Houston County, Minnesota Veterans by War

count

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Houston County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Houston County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Houston County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Houston County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Houston County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Houston County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Houston 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

31.96%

Born in Houston County, Minnesota

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Houston County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 31.96% having been born in Minnesota. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Houston County, Minnesota Place of Birth

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