Stearns County MN Information


Stearns County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 160,105
Daytime Population: Workers 94,240
Daytime Population: Residents 74,793
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 169,033
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 152,331
Population in Familes 117,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,774
Population Density2 119
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $56,556
Average Household Income $75,169
Per Capita Income $28,613


Total Housing Units 65,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,731 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,810 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,979 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $183,787
Average Home Value $225,740


Total Households 59,541
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 38,604
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 0.84% 0.95%
Households 0.79% 0.91%
Families 0.7% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.45%


Stearns County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stearns 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 # 7 93rd
Population Density # 13 86th
Diversity Index # 28 69th
Median Household Income # 25 72nd
Per Capita Income # 48 46th

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