Olmsted County MN Information


Olmsted County Subdivisions

Olmsted County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 152,909
Population in Households 150,332
Population in Familes 120,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,577
Population Density1 234
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 60,544
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 39,714
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,748 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,796 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,543 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $182,748
Average Home Value $236,173


Median Household Income $69,603
Average Household Income $93,624
Per Capita Income $37,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.05%
Households 0.95% 1.04%
Families 0.84% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.


Olmsted County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olmsted County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 8 92nd
Population Density1 # 8 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 9 91st
Median Household Income # 8 92nd
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.