Hennepin County MN Information


Hennepin County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hennepin County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 5 95th
Median Household Income # 11 89th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

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Hennepin County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,182,679
Population in Households 1,157,429
Population in Familes 856,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 25,250
Population Density1 2,136
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 489,963
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 279,021
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 524,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 313,724 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 176,239 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 34,083 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $245,488
Average Home Value $311,708


Median Household Income $62,964
Average Household Income $88,183
Per Capita Income $36,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.61% 0.96%
Households 0.69% 0.99%
Families 0.52% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.31%
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.

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