Polk County, Minnesota Population 2020

Polk County, Minnesota's estimated population is 31,177 with a growth rate of -0.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Minnesota is the 34th largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202031,177-176-0.56%
201931,353-176-0.56%
201831,529-176-0.56%
201731,705-13-0.04%
201631,7182080.66%
201531,510180.06%
201431,492-142-0.45%
201331,6341270.40%
201231,507-29-0.09%
201131,536-104-0.33%
201031,640-858-2.64%
199032,498-2,346-6.73%
198034,8444091.19%
197034,435-1,747-4.83%
196036,1822820.79%
195035,900-1,834-4.86%
194037,7341,7154.76%
193036,019-1,071-2.89%
192037,0901,0893.02%
191036,0015721.61%
190035,4295,23717.35%
189030,19218,759164.08%
188011,43311,1934663.75%
18602400.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.56%
County Website
Founded
July 20, 1858 (created) 1872 (organized)[1]
County Seat

Polk County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,05891.98%
Two or More Races7082.24%
Black or African American6181.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native4481.42%
Some Other Race4381.39%
Asian3040.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.05%

Polk County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Polk County, Minnesota Median Age

38.7


Total

37.5


Male

40.2


Female

Polk County, Minnesota Adults

There are 24,035 adults, (5,635 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Minnesota.

Polk County, Minnesota Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

15,624

49.46%

Male

15,967

50.54%

Polk County, Minnesota Households and Families

Polk County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.8%7.2%
All73.4%26.6%
Female62.8%37.2%
Male58.4%41.6%
Non Family51.2%48.8%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5162.4273.4
Married6,3033.0592.8
Non Family4,7221.2151.2
Female9503.4162.8
Male5413.8558.4

3.08

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6543.08%
9th to 12th Grade1,0725.06%
High School Graduate6,83732.25%
Some College4,90023.11%
Associates Degree2,62212.37%
Bachelors Degree3,51416.58%
Graduate Degree1,6017.55%

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,26517,9634,794
Hispanic92361051
Black350312120
Native American32126623
Asian20320182
Other Race1771111
Multiple Races17715952
Islander411

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 99.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,219$45,171$31,483
Less Than High School$28,201$35,000$24,094
High School Grad$31,182$37,731$22,917
Some College$38,103$46,225$31,603
Bachelors Degree$50,399$58,750$41,867
Graduate Degree$56,553$61,250$54,549

$38,219

Average Earnings

$45,171

Average Male

$31,483

Average Female

Polk County, Minnesota Language

Polk County, Minnesota Language by Age

Polk County, Minnesota Language

93.54% of Polk County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 6.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.12% of the population.

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,7092,84910.67%
Hispanic1,93446724.15%
Multiple68520630.07%
Black55719935.73%
Other43311927.48%
Native38911429.31%
Asian260166.15%
Islander17317.65%

12.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.90%

Male Poverty Rate

14.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Black, with 35.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Asian, with 6.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.42%
High School12.72%
Some College9.40%
Bachelors or Greater2.84%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.20%
Male Unemployed14.59%
Female Employed7.70%
Male Employed4.71%

Polk County, Minnesota Income

Polk County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,151$70,094
Families$79,204$88,318
Married Families$86,466$97,424
Non Families$26,108$37,054

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans

2,032

Number of Veterans

1,923

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam814
First Gulf War355
Second Gulf War278
Korea241
World War II48
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74679
75+502
35 to 54376
55 to 64336
18 to 34139
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9148.54%
Black8118.58%
Hispanic504.09%
Indian359.97%
2 or More20.77%

$Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

10.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Employment Status

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk 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

54.24%

Born in Minnesota

96.72%

Native Born

3.28%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.72% of Polk County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 54.24% having been born in Minnesota. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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