Pope County MN Information


Pope County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,456
Daytime Population: Workers 4,829
Daytime Population: Residents 5,659
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,488
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 11,272
Population in Familes 9,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $54,079
Average Household Income $72,972
Per Capita Income $31,700


Total Housing Units 6,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,882 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,067 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,873 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $173,791
Average Home Value $216,699


Total Households 4,949
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,267
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 0.57% 0.76%
Households 0.61% 0.79%
Families 0.52% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.4%


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, 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 # 64 28th
Population Density # 62 30th
Diversity Index # 82 7th
Median Household Income # 39 56th
Per Capita Income # 12 87th

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