Rice County, Minnesota Population 2021

Rice County, Minnesota's estimated population is 67,784 with a growth rate of 0.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rice County, Minnesota is the 15th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 64,243 and has seen a growth of 5.51% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202167,7844060.60%
202067,3784060.61%
201966,9724060.61%
201866,5663700.56%
201766,1963280.50%
201665,8685450.83%
201565,3233260.50%
201464,9973580.55%
201364,6392010.31%
201264,438-28-0.04%
201164,4662230.35%
201064,24315,06030.62%
199049,1833,0966.72%
198046,0874,50510.83%
197041,5822,5946.65%
196038,9882,7537.60%
195036,2354,07512.67%
194032,1602,1867.29%
193029,9741,6675.89%
192028,3072,3969.25%
191025,911-169-0.65%
190026,0802,1128.81%
189023,9681,4876.61%
188022,4816,39839.78%
187016,0838,540113.22%
18607,5430.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.60%
County Website
Founded
March 5, 1853
County Seat
2010 Population
64,243
Growth Since 2010
5.51%
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Rice County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,68185.64%
Black or African American3,7655.69%
Some Other Race2,4043.63%
Two or More Races1,6032.42%
Asian1,4112.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native2650.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.08%
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Rice County, Minnesota Population by Race

Rice County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Rice County, Minnesota Median Age

36.5


Total

35.9


Male

37.3


Female

Rice County, Minnesota Adults

There are 51,666 adults, (10,026 of whom are seniors) in Rice County, Minnesota.

Rice County, Minnesota Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Rice County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

32,420

48.98%

Male

33,765

51.02%

Rice County, Minnesota Population by Age

Rice County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rice County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
All74%26%
Male71.7%28.3%
Female57.7%42.3%
Non Family53.4%46.6%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rice County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0052.5174
Married12,3463.189.4
Non Family7,5851.2253.4
Female1,9013.2857.7
Male1,1733.4471.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Rice County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4793.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,2585.40%
High School Graduate13,13731.39%
Some College8,17119.52%
Associates Degree4,96811.87%
Bachelors Degree7,55018.04%
Graduate Degree4,29010.25%
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Rice County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rice County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White36,49634,74211,319
Hispanic2,5101,475203
Black1,8631,133140
Other Race1,36664838
Asian556385127
2+ Races35828473
Native American2201917
Islander3926

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.01%.

Rice County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,553$47,861$36,882
Less Than 9th Grade$26,531$30,858$15,096
High School Graduate$35,619$41,587$27,569
Some College$41,765$49,804$36,104
Bachelors Degree$51,281$64,539$43,173
Graduate Degree$66,437$75,781$59,573

$42,553

Average Earnings

$47,861

Average Male

$36,882

Average Female

Rice County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rice County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Rice County, Minnesota Language

86.48% of Rice County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 13.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.00% of the population.

Rice County, Minnesota Language

Rice County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,9473,0386.21%
Black2,9391,07036.41%
Hispanic4,56097521.38%
Other2,25675433.42%
Multiple1,19420617.25%
Asian7549412.47%
Native912931.87%

9.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.71%

Male Poverty Rate

10.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rice County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rice County, Minnesota is Black, with 36.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rice County, Minnesota is White, with 6.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.93%.

Rice County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.08%
High School9.86%
Some College5.67%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Rice County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.99%
Male Unemployed24.23%
Male Employed4.18%
Female Employed4.15%

Rice County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rice County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,584$85,520
Families$84,211$101,029
Married Families$93,333-
Non Families$37,604$49,809
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Income by Household Type

Rice County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rice County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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Rice 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 45-54.

Rice County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Rice County, Minnesota Marital Status

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3,724

Number of Veterans

3,402

Male Veterans

322

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,387
First Gulf War659
Korea423
Second Gulf War411
World War II166

Rice County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,057
65 to 741,025
35 to 54773
55 to 64650
18 to 34219

Rice County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5627.86%
Black773.03%
2+ Races739.31%
Hispanic421.26%
Native American125.26%

Rice County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Rice County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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4.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rice County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Rice County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Rice County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Rice 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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67.62%

Born in Rice County, Minnesota

92.24%

Native Born

7.76%

Foreign Born

5.36%

Non Citizen

2.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.24% of Rice County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 67.62% having been born in Minnesota. 5.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Rice 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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