Polk County, Minnesota Population 2021

Polk County, Minnesota's estimated population is 31,270 with a growth rate of -0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Minnesota is the 35th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 31,639 and has seen a growth of -1.17% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202131,270-47-0.15%
202031,317-47-0.15%
201931,364-47-0.15%
201831,411-226-0.71%
201731,637-61-0.19%
201631,6982010.64%
201531,49710.00%
201431,496-143-0.45%
201331,6391280.41%
201231,511-29-0.09%
201131,540-99-0.31%
201031,639-859-2.64%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.15%
County Website
Founded
July 20, 1858
County Seat
2010 Population
31,639
Growth Since 2010
-1.17%
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Polk County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,89691.67%
Two or More Races6932.20%
Black or African American6862.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native5491.74%
Some Other Race3691.17%
Asian3120.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.05%
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Polk County, Minnesota Population by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Polk County, Minnesota Median Age

38.7


Total

37.3


Male

40.3


Female

Polk County, Minnesota Adults

There are 23,911 adults, (5,674 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Minnesota.

Polk County, Minnesota Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

15,483

49.12%

Male

16,038

50.88%

Polk County, Minnesota Population by Age

Polk County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polk County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.3%7.7%
All72.9%27.1%
Female59.7%40.3%
Male55.1%44.9%
Non Family52.3%47.7%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5842.472.9
Married6,2773.0892.3
Non Family4,7871.1652.3
Female9663.3859.7
Male5543.6655.1

3.1

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Polk County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6443.04%
9th to 12th Grade1,0785.09%
High School Graduate6,49330.63%
Some College4,73622.34%
Associates Degree2,88113.59%
Bachelors Degree3,79117.89%
Graduate Degree1,5727.42%
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Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,15217,9475,037
Hispanic95763585
Native American39030126
Black390296120
Asian20219370
Other Race1661252
2+ Races16215732
Islander622

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.65%.

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,329$48,315$32,034
Less Than 9th Grade$30,306$38,500$26,829
High School Graduate$31,378$40,381$23,044
Some College$40,000$48,062$32,381
Bachelors Degree$51,781$59,355$44,010
Graduate Degree$59,097$61,555$57,794

$40,329

Average Earnings

$48,315

Average Male

$32,034

Average Female

Polk County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Polk County, Minnesota Language

92.98% of Polk County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 7.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.98% of the population.

Polk County, Minnesota Language

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,5312,6069.82%
Hispanic2,00147423.69%
Multiple68720730.13%
Black61515925.85%
Native47315833.40%
Other36411531.59%
Asian262103.82%
Islander1616.25%

11.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.82%

Male Poverty Rate

12.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Native, with 33.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Asian, with 3.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.66%.

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.92%
High School12.91%
Some College9.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.64%
Male Unemployed13.42%
Female Employed5.59%
Male Employed3.66%

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,343$72,397
Families$82,620$90,886
Married Families$89,295$100,160
Non Families$30,050$39,078
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Income by Household Type

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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Polk County, Minnesota Marriage

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

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

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1,901

Number of Veterans

1,777

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam771
First Gulf War317
Second Gulf War265
Korea222
World War II38

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74638
75+492
35 to 54350
55 to 64286
18 to 34135

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7898.03%
Black8518.05%
Hispanic272.17%
Native American245.84%
2+ Races31.28%

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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9.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Polk 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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53.85%

Born in Polk County, Minnesota

95.98%

Native Born

4.02%

Foreign Born

2.18%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.98% of Polk County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 53.85% having been born in Minnesota. 2.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Polk 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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