Pennington County MN Information


Pennington County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 14,615
Population in Households 14,288
Population in Familes 10,929
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $51,219
Average Household Income $65,063
Per Capita Income $27,587


Total Housing Units 6,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,384 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,758 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 503 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $127,878
Average Home Value $140,283


Total Households 6,142
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,797
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 0.58% 0.51%
Households 0.62% 0.54%
Families 0.47% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.04%


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, 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 # 58 34th
Population Density # 50 44th
Diversity Index # 45 49th
Median Household Income # 68 23rd
Per Capita Income # 72 18th

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