Pope County MN Information


Pope County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,381
Population in Households 11,197
Population in Familes 9,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 17
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 4,932
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,889 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,043 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,891 (27.7%)
Median Home Value $171,316
Average Home Value $220,397


Median Household Income $51,572
Average Household Income $70,484
Per Capita Income $30,721
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.69%
Households 0.65% 0.76%
Families 0.54% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.


Pope County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pope 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 # 64 28th
Population Density1 # 62 30th
Diversity Index2 # 82 7th
Median Household Income # 40 55th
Per Capita Income # 11 89th

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