Steele County, Minnesota Population 2024

37,376

Steele County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 37,376 with a growth rate of -0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Steele County, Minnesota is the 28th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 36,497 and has seen a growth of 2.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202937,321-11-0.03%
202837,332-11-0.03%
202737,343-11-0.03%
202637,354-11-0.03%
202537,365-11-0.03%
202437,376-11-0.03%
202337,387-11-0.03%
202237,398-11-0.03%
202137,409340.09%
202037,3756881.88%
201936,687-96-0.26%
201836,783-31-0.08%
201736,8141430.39%
201636,671430.12%
201536,6281230.34%
201436,5051260.35%
201336,379550.15%
201236,324-252-0.69%
201136,576790.22%
201036,497
199030,7294011.32%
198030,3283,39712.61%
197026,9311,9027.6%
196025,0293,87418.31%
195021,1551,4067.12%
194019,7491,2746.9%
193018,4754142.29%
192018,0611,91511.86%
191016,146-378-2.29%
190016,5243,29224.88%
189013,2327726.2%
188012,4604,18950.65%
18708,2715,408188.89%
18602,863-34,458-92.33%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.03% (-11)
County Website
Steele County
County Seat
2010 Population
36,497
Area
430 mi²
Density
87 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.41% (879)
Founded
February 20, 1855

Steele County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White32,95288.12%
Two or more races2,1035.62%
Black or African American1,1983.2%
Other race9072.43%
Asian1620.43%
Native American580.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.04%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Steele County, Minnesota Population by Race

Steele County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Steele County, Minnesota Median Age

39.9

Total

38.7

Male

40.8

Female

Steele County, Minnesota Adults

There are 28,217 adults, (6,889 of whom are seniors) in Steele County, Minnesota.

Steele County, Minnesota Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Steele County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female18,59749.73%
Male18,79950.27%

Steele County, Minnesota Population by Age

Steele County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,0112.4577.422.6
Married8,0613.0391.88.2
Non Family5,1811.2158.741.3
Female1,3033.4868.931.1
Male4663.3759.940.1
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Steele 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

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

Steele 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 white people with a rate of 94.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.14%.

Steele County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,894

Average Earnings

$60,427

Average Male

$43,645

Average Female

Steele County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Steele County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Steele County, Minnesota Language

93.37% of Steele County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 6.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Steele County, Minnesota Language

Steele County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White31,4082,3617.52%
Hispanic3,05141113.47%
Black1,14423020.1%
Multiple2,0781075.15%
Other9069110.04%
Native532852.83%
Asian16231.85%
showing: 7 rows

8.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.36%

Male Poverty Rate

8.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Steele County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Steele County, Minnesota is Native, with 52.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Steele County, Minnesota is Asian, with 1.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.55%.

Steele County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.96%
High School11.89%
Some College5.8%
Bachelors or Greater2.12%
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Steele County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.59%
Female Unemployed27.88%
Female Employed4.08%
Male Employed3.84%
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Steele County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Steele County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Steele County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Steele County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Steele County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Steele County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Steele County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,064

Number of Veterans

1,916

Male Veterans

148

Female Veterans

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Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Steele County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Steele County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Steele County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Steele 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

75.18%

Born in Steele County, Minnesota

95.43%

Native Born

4.57%

Foreign Born

2.35%

Non Citizen

2.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.43% of Steele County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 75.18% having been born in Minnesota. 2.35% 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

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