Steele County, Minnesota Population 2021

Steele County, Minnesota's estimated population is 36,471 with a growth rate of -0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Steele County, Minnesota is the 29th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 36,497 and has seen a growth of -0.07% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,471-89-0.24%
202036,560-89-0.24%
201936,649-89-0.24%
201836,738-49-0.13%
201736,7871430.39%
201636,644450.12%
201536,5991160.32%
201436,4831200.33%
201336,363520.14%
201236,311-257-0.70%
201136,568710.19%
201036,4975,76818.77%
199030,7294011.32%
198030,3283,39712.61%
197026,9311,9027.60%
196025,0293,87418.31%
195021,1551,4067.12%
194019,7491,2746.90%
193018,4754142.29%
192018,0611,91511.86%
191016,146-378-2.29%
190016,5243,29224.88%
189013,2327726.20%
188012,4604,18950.65%
18708,2715,408188.89%
18602,8630.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.24%
County Website
Founded
February 20, 1855
County Seat
2010 Population
36,497
Growth Since 2010
-0.07%
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Steele County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,19390.49%
Some Other Race1,2223.33%
Black or African American1,1583.16%
Asian5471.49%
Two or More Races4021.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1320.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.08%
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Steele County, Minnesota Population by Race

Steele County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Steele County, Minnesota Median Age

39


Total

37.9


Male

39.9


Female

Steele County, Minnesota Adults

There are 27,482 adults, (6,252 of whom are seniors) in Steele County, Minnesota.

Steele County, Minnesota Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Steele County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

18,483

50.39%

Male

18,200

49.61%

Steele County, Minnesota Population by Age

Steele County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Steele County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.5%8.5%
All75.2%24.8%
Male69.8%30.2%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
Female53.1%46.9%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Steele County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,6922.4675.2
Married8,0673.0491.5
Non Family4,8931.254.5
Female1,2693.3353.1
Male4633.2469.8

3.03

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Steele County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6012.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,2385.04%
High School Graduate8,27333.66%
Some College5,10120.75%
Associates Degree2,98112.13%
Bachelors Degree4,43218.03%
Graduate Degree1,9537.95%
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Steele County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Steele County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,43921,2706,234
Hispanic1,320845105
Other Race58733816
Black467300
Asian21720723
2+ Races1139534
Native American5958
Islander122

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 30.09%.

Steele County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,384$49,038$35,448
Less Than 9th Grade$33,929$36,771$20,742
High School Graduate$35,110$41,409$27,145
Some College$42,204$49,363$32,841
Bachelors Degree$53,938$68,611$45,739
Graduate Degree$68,578$71,844$63,794

$43,384

Average Earnings

$49,038

Average Male

$35,448

Average Female

Steele County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Steele County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Steele County, Minnesota Language

92.20% of Steele County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 7.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.50% of the population.

Steele County, Minnesota Language

Steele County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,3552,0036.39%
Hispanic2,81158320.74%
Black1,11849143.92%
Other1,22127122.19%
Native12910984.50%
Multiple3985814.57%
Asian54310.18%

8.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.87%

Male Poverty Rate

10.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Steele County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Steele County, Minnesota is Native, with 84.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Steele County, Minnesota is Asian, with 0.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.88%.

Steele County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.33%
High School10.67%
Some College5.96%
Bachelors or Greater1.60%

Steele County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.05%
Male Unemployed30.39%
Female Employed4.43%
Male Employed3.40%

Steele County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Steele County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,903$79,975
Families$81,636$96,179
Married Families$91,110-
Non Families$38,321$44,491
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Income by Household Type

Steele County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Steele County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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Steele 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.

Steele County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Steele County, Minnesota Marital Status

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2,126

Number of Veterans

2,013

Male Veterans

113

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam786
Second Gulf War284
Korea244
First Gulf War234
World War II75

Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+657
65 to 74619
55 to 64349
35 to 54316
18 to 34185

Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0668.10%
Hispanic603.67%
Other Race233.36%
2+ Races189.73%
Black111.71%
Native American711.86%
Asian10.27%

Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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4.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Steele County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Steele County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Steele 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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76.16%

Born in Steele County, Minnesota

95.10%

Native Born

4.90%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.10% of Steele County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 76.16% having been born in Minnesota. 2.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Steele 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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