Polk County, Minnesota Population 2024

30,559

Polk County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 30,559 with a growth rate of -0.28% 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 -3.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,129-86-0.28%
202830,215-86-0.28%
202730,301-86-0.28%
202630,387-86-0.28%
202530,473-86-0.28%
202430,559-86-0.28%
202330,645-86-0.28%
202230,731-86-0.28%
202130,817-266-0.86%
202031,083-247-0.79%
201931,330-34-0.11%
201831,364-272-0.86%
201731,636-56-0.18%
201631,6921730.55%
201531,51980.03%
201431,511-141-0.45%
201331,6521280.41%
201231,524-21-0.07%
201131,545-94-0.3%
201031,639
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%
1860240-29,889-99.2%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.28% (-86)
County Website
Polk County
County Seat
2010 Population
31,639
Area
1971 mi²
Density
16 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.41% (-1,080)
Founded
July 20, 1858

Polk County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,27187.61%
Two or more races1,6795.39%
Black or African American7872.53%
Other race6602.12%
Native American3891.25%
Asian3341.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander80.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Polk County, Minnesota Population by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Polk County, Minnesota Median Age

39.3

Total

37.6

Male

40.7

Female

Polk County, Minnesota Adults

There are 23,499 adults, (5,823 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Minnesota.

Polk County, Minnesota Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female15,13648.63%
Male15,99251.37%

Polk County, Minnesota Population by Age

Polk County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,4722.3971.628.4
Married6,2943.0889.410.6
Non Family4,6421.1652.747.3
Female9763.064753
Male5603.5570.729.3
showing: 5 rows

3.02

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Polk County, Minnesota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31%.

Polk County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,444

Average Earnings

$54,192

Average Male

$38,397

Average Female

Polk County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Polk County, Minnesota Language

92.81% of Polk County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 7.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% of the population.

Polk County, Minnesota Language

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25,5322,1918.58%
Hispanic2,08473135.08%
Multiple1,64542926.08%
Black67434551.19%
Other6369314.62%
Native3396820.06%
Asian31561.9%
showing: 7 rows

11.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.52%

Male Poverty Rate

13.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Black, with 51.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Minnesota is Asian, with 1.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.56%.

Polk County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.72%
High School12.85%
Bachelors or Greater8.63%
Some College7.77%
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Polk County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.66%
Female Unemployed28.11%
Female Employed8.07%
Male Employed3.65%
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Polk County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Polk 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.

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Polk County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,649

Number of Veterans

1,512

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

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Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.3%

Born in Polk County, Minnesota

97.12%

Native Born

2.88%

Foreign Born

1.27%

Non Citizen

1.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.12% of Polk County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 52.3% having been born in Minnesota. 1.27% 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

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