Stearns County, Minnesota Population 2021

Stearns County, Minnesota's estimated population is 163,913 with a growth rate of 0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Stearns County, Minnesota is the 8th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 150,756 and has seen a growth of 8.73% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021163,9131,4190.87%
2020162,4941,4190.88%
2019161,0751,4190.89%
2018159,6561,3550.86%
2017158,3011,0760.68%
2016157,2251,2220.78%
2015156,0032,0311.32%
2014153,9721,3950.91%
2013152,5776860.45%
2012151,8915320.35%
2011151,3596030.40%
2010150,75631,96526.91%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.87%
County Website
Founded
February 20, 1855
County Seat
2010 Population
150,756
Growth Since 2010
8.73%
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Stearns County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White139,18887.84%
Black or African American10,2176.45%
Asian3,3042.09%
Two or More Races3,2832.07%
Some Other Race2,1191.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native3300.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.01%
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Stearns County, Minnesota Population by Race

Stearns County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Stearns County, Minnesota Median Age

34.4


Total

33.6


Male

35.3


Female

Stearns County, Minnesota Adults

There are 121,794 adults, (23,088 of whom are seniors) in Stearns County, Minnesota.

Stearns County, Minnesota Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Stearns County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

78,748

49.70%

Male

79,704

50.30%

Stearns County, Minnesota Population by Age

Stearns County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Stearns County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All68.1%31.9%
Male57.6%42.4%
Female48.4%51.6%
Non Family48.2%51.8%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Stearns County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All59,4792.5368.1
Married30,2743.1486.4
Non Family21,3161.4248.2
Female5,2053.1748.4
Male2,6843.3757.6

3.08

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Stearns County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4344.53%
9th to 12th Grade3,7023.78%
High School Graduate27,41927.99%
Some College21,85122.31%
Associates Degree13,63813.92%
Bachelors Degree18,24818.63%
Graduate Degree8,6568.84%
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Stearns County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stearns County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White88,71883,53725,076
Black4,3932,667536
Hispanic2,2911,323399
Asian1,6531,429624
Other Race933424151
2+ Races776763210
Native American2071723
Islander99

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 37.75%.

Stearns County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,322$47,538$34,295
Less Than 9th Grade$25,234$31,869$20,316
High School Graduate$34,402$43,006$25,202
Some College$39,185$46,891$32,426
Bachelors Degree$49,673$59,594$43,553
Graduate Degree$63,894$74,027$57,612

$41,322

Average Earnings

$47,538

Average Male

$34,295

Average Female

Stearns County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stearns County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Stearns County, Minnesota Language

90.16% of Stearns County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 9.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.16% of the population.

Stearns County, Minnesota Language

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White131,01411,9809.14%
Black9,7655,05051.72%
Hispanic4,8781,10122.57%
Multiple2,95469823.63%
Asian2,95769223.40%
Other2,10854525.85%
Native2453514.29%
Islander11981.82%

12.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.81%

Male Poverty Rate

14.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota is Islander, with 81.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stearns County, Minnesota is White, with 9.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.34%.

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.59%
High School9.30%
Some College7.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.54%

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.38%
Male Unemployed41.03%
Female Employed9.18%
Male Employed7.15%

Stearns County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stearns County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,789$80,105
Families$78,651$95,995
Married Families$88,947$107,230
Non Families$37,492$48,091
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Income by Household Type

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Stearns County, Minnesota Marital Status

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9,508

Number of Veterans

8,919

Male Veterans

589

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,698
Second Gulf War1,783
First Gulf War1,145
Korea919
World War II316

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,834
75+2,561
35 to 541,573
55 to 641,510
18 to 341,030

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,0338.22%
Black2213.66%
2+ Races17210.38%
Hispanic1324.19%
Native American3814.07%
Other Race363.17%
Asian80.29%

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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4.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Stearns County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Stearns County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Stearns 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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78.68%

Born in Stearns County, Minnesota

93.22%

Native Born

6.78%

Foreign Born

4.14%

Non Citizen

2.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.22% of Stearns County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 78.68% having been born in Minnesota. 4.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Stearns 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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