Meeker County, Minnesota Population 2021

Meeker County, Minnesota's estimated population is 23,376 with a growth rate of 0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meeker County, Minnesota is the 44th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 23,329 and has seen a growth of 0.20% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202123,376770.33%
202023,299770.33%
201923,222770.33%
201823,145980.43%
201723,047-17-0.07%
201623,064190.08%
201523,045-81-0.35%
201423,126390.17%
201323,087500.22%
201223,037-155-0.67%
201123,192-137-0.59%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.33%
County Website
Founded
February 23, 1856
County Seat
2010 Population
23,329
Growth Since 2010
0.20%
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Meeker County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,41096.99%
Two or More Races3001.30%
Some Other Race1910.83%
Black or African American980.42%
Asian710.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.03%
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Meeker County, Minnesota Population by Race

Meeker County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Meeker County, Minnesota Median Age

42.2


Total

41.4


Male

43.2


Female

Meeker County, Minnesota Adults

There are 17,481 adults, (4,486 of whom are seniors) in Meeker County, Minnesota.

Meeker County, Minnesota Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Meeker County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

11,305

48.93%

Male

11,800

51.07%

Meeker County, Minnesota Population by Age

Meeker County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Meeker County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.7%7.3%
Male82%18%
All80.4%19.6%
Female64.6%35.4%
Non Family62.6%37.4%

80.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Meeker County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2092.4780.4
Married5,1583.0492.7
Non Family3,0051.262.6
Female6523.1864.6
Male3943.5182

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Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Meeker County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3882.46%
9th to 12th Grade7774.93%
High School Graduate5,57235.34%
Some College3,73523.69%
Associates Degree2,22714.12%
Bachelors Degree2,21214.03%
Graduate Degree8565.43%
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Meeker County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Meeker County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,07514,1082,996
Hispanic41623021
2+ Races12512222
Black87874
Other Race7046
Asian514825
Native American18122
Islander88

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 49.02%.

Meeker County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,016$50,443$29,960
Less Than 9th Grade$27,714$32,083$25,408
High School Graduate$34,897$43,586$25,313
Some College$39,101$52,571$28,885
Bachelors Degree$49,837$70,833$41,466
Graduate Degree$64,315$78,750$59,079

$40,016

Average Earnings

$50,443

Average Male

$29,960

Average Female

Meeker County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meeker County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Meeker County, Minnesota Language

96.20% of Meeker County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 3.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.92% of the population.

Meeker County, Minnesota Language

Meeker County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,3221,3676.41%
Multiple2988026.85%
Hispanic919717.73%
Other191168.38%
Native18950.00%
Black8933.37%

6.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.26%

Male Poverty Rate

7.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meeker County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meeker County, Minnesota is Native, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meeker County, Minnesota is Black, with 3.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.83%.

Meeker County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.09%
High School7.90%
Some College4.92%
Bachelors or Greater2.00%

Meeker County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed23.38%
Male Unemployed10.78%
Female Employed3.61%
Male Employed2.39%

Meeker County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meeker County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,452$79,925
Families$78,352$94,217
Married Families$85,889$102,350
Non Families$31,930$42,303
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Income by Household Type

Meeker County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Meeker County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Meeker County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Meeker County, Minnesota Marital Status

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1,527

Number of Veterans

1,428

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam619
First Gulf War210
Second Gulf War175
Korea151
World War II81

Meeker County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74489
75+425
35 to 54307
55 to 64221
18 to 3485

Meeker County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4468.49%
Black6066.67%
2+ Races2114.79%
Hispanic61.08%

Meeker County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Meeker County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meeker County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Meeker County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Meeker County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Meeker County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.70%

Born in Meeker County, Minnesota

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Meeker County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 84.70% having been born in Minnesota. 1.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Meeker County, Minnesota Place of Birth

  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

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