Steele County MN Information


Steele County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 37,398
Population in Households 36,804
Population in Familes 30,402
Population in Group Qrtrs 594
Population Density1 87
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 14,684
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 10,057
Average Family Size 3


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


Median Household Income $63,979
Average Household Income $80,161
Per Capita Income $31,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
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%
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.


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 Density1 # 17 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 20 78th
Median Household Income # 13 86th
Per Capita Income # 13 86th

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