Steele County MN Information


Steele County Subdivisions

Steele County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,398
Daytime Population: Workers 20,994
Daytime Population: Residents 19,029
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,023
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 36,804
Population in Familes 30,402
Population in Group Qrtrs 594
Population Density2 87
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $63,979
Average Household Income $80,161
Per Capita Income $31,643


Total Housing Units 15,693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,231 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,453 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,009 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $168,661
Average Home Value $190,402


Total Households 14,684
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 10,057
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.38%
Households 0.34% 0.41%
Families 0.26% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.3%


Steele County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steele County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 28 69th
Population Density # 17 82nd
Diversity Index # 20 78th
Median Household Income # 13 86th
Per Capita Income # 13 86th

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