Houston County MN Information


Houston County Subdivisions

Houston County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,320
Population in Households 19,063
Population in Familes 15,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 257
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $57,320
Average Household Income $73,946
Per Capita Income $30,889


Total Housing Units 8,843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,579 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,422 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 842 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $187,991
Average Home Value $243,529


Total Households 8,001
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,441
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 0.19% 0.23%
Households 0.23% 0.26%
Families 0.11% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   3.82%


Houston County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 50 44th
Population Density # 37 59th
Diversity Index # 85 3rd
Median Household Income # 25 72nd
Per Capita Income # 25 72nd

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