Minnesota Census Data


Minnesota Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Minnesota as of July 1, 2016. Our Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank MN cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Minnesota Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,529,373
Population in Households 5,394,763
Population in Familes 4,260,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 134,610
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 2,176,475
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,397,296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,450,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,568,172 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 608,303 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 273,738 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $205,288
Average Home Value $254,081


Median Household Income $61,657
Average Household Income $83,970
Per Capita Income $33,397
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.74%
Households 0.67% 0.74%
Families 0.56% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.