Otter Tail County, Minnesota Population 2021

Otter Tail County, Minnesota's estimated population is 58,898 with a growth rate of 0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Otter Tail County, Minnesota is the 18th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 57,288 and has seen a growth of 2.81% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202158,898760.13%
202058,822760.13%
201958,746760.13%
201858,6704510.77%
201758,2193990.69%
201657,8203000.52%
201557,520380.07%
201457,482-10-0.02%
201357,4922760.48%
201257,216-58-0.10%
201157,274-14-0.02%
201057,2886,57412.96%
199050,714-1,223-2.35%
198051,9375,84012.67%
197046,097-2,863-5.85%
196048,960-2,360-4.60%
195051,320-1,872-3.52%
194053,1922,1864.29%
193051,0061880.37%
192050,8184,78210.39%
191046,0366611.46%
190045,37511,14332.55%
189034,23215,55783.30%
188018,67516,707848.93%
18701,9681,728720.00%
18602400.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.13%
County Website
Founded
March 18, 1858
County Seat
2010 Population
57,288
Growth Since 2010
2.81%
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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,24494.93%
Two or More Races8761.51%
Black or African American8701.49%
Some Other Race5660.97%
Asian3480.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native2890.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.00%
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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Population by Race

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Median Age

46.8


Total

45.4


Male

48.1


Female

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Adults

There are 45,560 adults, (13,579 of whom are seniors) in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Age Dependency

82

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

28,869

49.61%

Male

29,326

50.39%

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Population by Age

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.3%6.7%
All78.3%21.7%
Male73.8%26.2%
Non Family60.1%39.9%
Female47.4%52.6%

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,6872.3178.3
Married13,8172.8693.3
Non Family8,2511.1660.1
Female1,7233.0447.4
Male8962.9973.8

2.83

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1902.87%
9th to 12th Grade2,0905.04%
High School Graduate12,25229.53%
Some College9,36822.58%
Associates Degree6,24415.05%
Bachelors Degree7,22117.41%
Graduate Degree3,1227.53%
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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White39,44236,78410,069
Hispanic96855583
Black40924392
Other Race319974
2+ Races31429748
Native American22321123
Asian19716234
Islander222

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,772$45,207$31,190
Less Than 9th Grade$29,000$32,111$24,457
High School Graduate$30,709$38,779$21,212
Some College$38,188$45,593$31,033
Bachelors Degree$50,028$61,327$40,652
Graduate Degree$64,773$75,313$57,813

$38,772

Average Earnings

$45,207

Average Male

$31,190

Average Female

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Language

94.98% of Otter Tail County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 5.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Language

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,0344,1787.88%
Black77949062.90%
Hispanic1,98944822.52%
Multiple86116919.63%
Native2724717.28%
Other563101.78%
Islander22100.00%

9.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.32%

Male Poverty Rate

10.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Otter Tail County, Minnesota is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Otter Tail County, Minnesota is Other, with 1.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.29%.

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.17%
High School11.49%
Some College6.70%
Bachelors or Greater3.57%

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed23.64%
Female Unemployed21.27%
Female Employed5.68%
Male Employed3.23%

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,682$74,388
Families$73,408$89,772
Married Families$81,020$97,687
Non Families$31,211$40,631
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Income by Household Type

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

59.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Marriage

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

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Marital Status

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4,166

Number of Veterans

3,958

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,844
First Gulf War510
Korea467
World War II315
Second Gulf War312

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,457
65 to 741,372
55 to 64700
35 to 54537
18 to 34100

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,0789.33%
Native American5522.54%
2+ Races184.92%
Hispanic131.06%
Black101.75%
Other Race51.23%

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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62.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Otter Tail County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Otter Tail 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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72.74%

Born in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

1.24%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Otter Tail County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 72.74% having been born in Minnesota. 1.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Otter Tail 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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