Pennington County MN Information


Pennington County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 14,435
Population in Households 14,108
Population in Familes 10,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density1 23
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 6,102
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,792
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,409 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,693 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 488 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $114,816
Average Home Value $131,526


Median Household Income $49,714
Average Household Income $60,702
Per Capita Income $25,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.44%
Households 0.72% 0.54%
Families 0.6% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.


Pennington County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennington 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 # 58 34th
Population Density1 # 50 44th
Diversity Index2 # 43 52nd
Median Household Income # 59 33rd
Per Capita Income # 72 18th

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