Meeker County, Minnesota Population 2020

Meeker County, Minnesota's estimated population is 23,341 with a growth rate of 0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meeker County, Minnesota is the 43rd largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202023,3411000.43%
201923,2411000.43%
201823,1411000.43%
201723,041-11-0.05%
201623,052160.07%
201523,036-90-0.39%
201423,126410.18%
201323,085510.22%
201223,034-155-0.67%
201123,189-140-0.60%
201023,3292,48311.91%
199020,8462521.22%
198020,5941,7849.48%
197018,810-77-0.41%
196018,887-79-0.42%
195018,966-311-1.61%
194019,2771,3637.61%
193017,914-189-1.04%
192018,1031,0816.35%
191017,022-731-4.12%
190017,7532,29714.86%
189015,4563,71731.66%
188011,7395,64992.76%
18706,0905,162556.25%
18609280.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.43%
County Website
Founded
February 23, 1856[1]
County Seat

Meeker County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,47097.36%
Two or More Races2561.11%
Black or African American1280.55%
Some Other Race1150.50%
Asian650.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.05%

Meeker County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Meeker County, Minnesota Median Age

42.5


Total

42.1


Male

42.9


Female

Meeker County, Minnesota Adults

There are 17,467 adults, (4,364 of whom are seniors) in Meeker County, Minnesota.

Meeker County, Minnesota Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Meeker County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

11,352

49.19%

Male

11,727

50.81%

Meeker County, Minnesota Households and Families

Meeker County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Meeker County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.5%7.5%
All79.2%20.8%
Male74.9%25.1%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female59.4%40.6%

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1912.4779.2
Married5,1293.0292.5
Non Family2,9691.260.8
Female5913.3659.4
Male5023.3174.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Meeker County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4062.57%
9th to 12th Grade7634.83%
High School Graduate5,72736.26%
Some College3,81624.16%
Associates Degree2,11713.40%
Bachelors Degree2,20513.96%
Graduate Degree7624.82%

Meeker County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,09614,1282,894
Hispanic43524123
Multiple Races11210725
Black99995
Other Race5628
Asian444220
Native American13131
Islander1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.45%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,181$48,394$29,229
Less Than High School$27,457$33,021$25,459
High School Grad$35,265$42,491$26,055
Some College$36,700$49,418$28,635
Bachelors Degree$52,241$73,056$37,452
Graduate Degree$60,859$63,750$59,688

$38,181

Average Earnings

$48,394

Average Male

$29,229

Average Female

Meeker County, Minnesota Language

Meeker County, Minnesota Language by Age

Meeker County, Minnesota Language

95.73% of Meeker County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 4.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.26% of the population.

Meeker County, Minnesota Poverty

Meeker County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,3431,5737.37%
Hispanic8758910.17%
Multiple2536124.11%
Other1151613.91%
Asian5323.77%
Native2428.33%

7.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.59%

Male Poverty Rate

8.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meeker County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meeker County, Minnesota is Multiple, with 24.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meeker County, Minnesota is Asian, with 3.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.95%
High School8.22%
Some College5.74%
Bachelors or Greater1.93%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed17.82%
Male Unemployed12.04%
Female Employed4.00%
Male Employed2.63%

Meeker County, Minnesota Income

Meeker County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,856$78,475
Families$75,161$91,696
Married Families$82,620$99,944
Non Families$31,689$41,984

Meeker County, Minnesota Marital Status

Meeker County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Meeker County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Meeker 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.

Meeker County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Meeker County, Minnesota Veterans

1,641

Number of Veterans

1,535

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam662
First Gulf War220
Korea204
Second Gulf War174
World War II86
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74517
75+480
35 to 54320
55 to 64238
18 to 3486
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5519.10%
Black7067.96%
2 or More2014.08%
Hispanic71.35%

$Meeker County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

5.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meeker County, Minnesota Employment Status

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Meeker 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

85.13%

Born in Minnesota

97.98%

Native Born

2.02%

Foreign Born

1.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.98% of Meeker County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 85.13% having been born in Minnesota. 1.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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