Stearns County, Minnesota Population 2020

Stearns County, Minnesota's estimated population is 161,810 with a growth rate of 0.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Stearns County, Minnesota is the 7th largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020161,8101,2770.80%
2019160,5331,2770.80%
2018159,2561,2770.81%
2017157,9799830.63%
2016156,9961,1060.71%
2015155,8901,9181.25%
2014153,9721,3990.92%
2013152,5736900.45%
2012151,8835380.36%
2011151,3455910.39%
2010150,75431,96326.91%
1990118,79110,6309.83%
1980108,16112,76113.38%
197095,40015,05518.74%
196080,3459,66413.67%
195070,6813,4815.18%
194067,2005,0798.18%
193062,1216,38011.45%
192055,7418,00816.78%
191047,7333,2697.35%
190044,4649,62027.61%
189034,84412,88858.70%
188021,9567,75054.55%
187014,2069,701215.34%
18604,5050.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.80%
County Website
Founded
February 20, 1855[1]
County Seat

Stearns County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White139,21888.78%
Black or African American9,0875.79%
Asian3,3672.15%
Two or More Races2,6881.71%
Some Other Race2,0161.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native4340.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.01%

Stearns County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Stearns County, Minnesota Median Age

34.3


Total

33.5


Male

35.3


Female

Stearns County, Minnesota Adults

There are 120,678 adults, (22,187 of whom are seniors) in Stearns County, Minnesota.

Stearns County, Minnesota Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Stearns County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

77,888

49.67%

Male

78,931

50.33%

Stearns County, Minnesota Households and Families

Stearns County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Stearns County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All69%31%
Male60.7%39.3%
Non Family49%51%
Female46.8%53.2%

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All58,8912.5369
Married29,8713.1187.7
Non Family20,9341.4249
Female5,3473.2646.8
Male2,7393.2260.7

3.06

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Stearns County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0744.21%
9th to 12th Grade3,6723.79%
High School Graduate27,00727.89%
Some College21,65822.37%
Associates Degree13,53213.97%
Bachelors Degree18,24518.84%
Graduate Degree8,6498.93%

Stearns County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White88,32283,21825,140
Black3,8302,619531
Hispanic2,1791,085376
Asian1,6341,326609
Other Race849323126
Multiple Races624610171
Native American25823415
Islander66

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 asian people with a rate of 37.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,668$45,799$32,648
Less Than High School$26,354$29,790$21,461
High School Grad$32,403$40,522$24,703
Some College$37,040$44,682$31,686
Bachelors Degree$48,498$58,798$40,980
Graduate Degree$64,327$72,418$61,210

$39,668

Average Earnings

$45,799

Average Male

$32,648

Average Female

Stearns County, Minnesota Language

Stearns County, Minnesota Language by Age

Stearns County, Minnesota Language

90.25% of Stearns County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 9.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.01% of the population.

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White130,88512,9699.91%
Black8,6454,48951.93%
Hispanic4,65192519.89%
Asian2,98362921.09%
Multiple2,27346920.63%
Other1,94846123.67%
Native3324814.46%
Islander9666.67%

13.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.20%

Male Poverty Rate

13.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota is Islander, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota is White, with 9.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.21%
High School9.82%
Some College7.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.66%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.86%
Male Unemployed39.31%
Female Employed8.95%
Male Employed7.52%

Stearns County, Minnesota Income

Stearns County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,606$76,763
Families$75,273$91,735
Married Families$85,933$102,695
Non Families$35,280$45,964

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Stearns 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.

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans

9,290

Number of Veterans

8,766

Male Veterans

524

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,589
Second Gulf War1,552
First Gulf War1,091
Korea979
World War II460
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,706
75+2,551
35 to 541,577
55 to 641,444
18 to 341,012
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,8998.10%
Black1883.51%
2 or More15310.69%
Hispanic933.09%
Indian4113.27%
Asian90.33%

$Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

5.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Employment Status

72.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Stearns 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

78.72%

Born in Minnesota

93.22%

Native Born

6.78%

Foreign Born

4.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.22% of Stearns County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 78.72% having been born in Minnesota. 4.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

  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