McLeod County, Minnesota Population 2024

36,528

McLeod County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 36,528 with a growth rate of -0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McLeod County, Minnesota is the 30th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 36,592 and has seen a growth of -0.17% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202936,063-93-0.26%
202836,156-93-0.26%
202736,249-93-0.26%
202636,342-93-0.26%
202536,435-93-0.25%
202436,528-93-0.25%
202336,621-93-0.25%
202236,714-93-0.25%
202136,807690.19%
202036,7389122.55%
201935,826280.08%
201835,798-62-0.17%
201735,8601140.32%
201635,746-62-0.17%
201535,808360.1%
201435,772-124-0.35%
201335,896-37-0.1%
201235,933-412-1.13%
201136,345-247-0.68%
201036,592
199032,0302,3738%
198029,6571,9957.21%
197027,6623,26113.36%
196024,4012,2039.92%
195022,1988183.83%
194021,3808584.18%
193020,522780.38%
192020,4441,7539.38%
191018,691-904-4.61%
190019,5952,56915.09%
189017,0264,68437.95%
188012,3426,699118.71%
18705,6434,357338.8%
18601,286-34,777-96.43%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.25% (-93)
County Website
McLeod County
County Seat
2020 Population
36,738
Area
491 mi²
Density
74 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-0.57% (-210)
Founded
March 1, 1856

McLeod County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White33,84492.15%
Two or more races1,3923.79%
Other race9072.47%
Asian2550.69%
Black or African American2090.57%
Native American980.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander220.06%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

McLeod County, Minnesota Population by Race

McLeod County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

McLeod County, Minnesota Median Age

41.3

Total

39.1

Male

43

Female

McLeod County, Minnesota Adults

There are 28,527 adults, (7,140 of whom are seniors) in McLeod County, Minnesota.

McLeod County, Minnesota Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

McLeod County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female18,27949.77%
Male18,44850.23%

McLeod County, Minnesota Population by Age

McLeod County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,8252.4476.823.2
Married7,7613.1292.87.2
Non Family5,4171.2159.340.7
Female1,1903.2748.251.8
Male4573.4888.211.8
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

McLeod 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

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

McLeod 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 61.11%.

McLeod County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,201

Average Earnings

$57,581

Average Male

$41,720

Average Female

McLeod County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

McLeod County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

McLeod County, Minnesota Language

94.74% of McLeod County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 5.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.55% of the population.

McLeod County, Minnesota Language

McLeod County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White32,4821,9956.14%
Hispanic2,54252220.54%
Other90729532.52%
Multiple1,378372.69%
Black2022713.37%
Native882225%
Asian25183.19%
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7.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.79%

Male Poverty Rate

8.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McLeod County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in McLeod County, Minnesota is Other, with 32.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McLeod County, Minnesota is Multiple, with 2.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.22%.

McLeod County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.59%
High School10.23%
Some College5.64%
Bachelors or Greater1.85%
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McLeod County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.52%
Male Unemployed10.89%
Female Employed3.78%
Male Employed1.66%
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McLeod County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McLeod County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

McLeod County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

McLeod County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

McLeod 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.

McLeod County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

McLeod County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,034

Number of Veterans

1,899

Male Veterans

135

Female Veterans

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McLeod County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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McLeod County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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McLeod County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

McLeod County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

McLeod County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

McLeod County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

McLeod County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

McLeod 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

81.01%

Born in McLeod County, Minnesota

96.21%

Native Born

3.79%

Foreign Born

1.8%

Non Citizen

2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.21% of McLeod County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 81.01% having been born in Minnesota. 1.8% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

McLeod County, Minnesota Place of Birth

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