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Minnesota Population

Minnesota (U.S. state abbreviation is 'MN') is the northern region of midwestern state of United States, borders Wisconsin to the east, Iowa to the north, North Dakota and South Dakota to the west and Ontario to the north. Minnesota population in 2020 is estimated to be 5.68 million and its 22nd populous state in US, area is 86,950 sq miles (225,163 sq km), area rank is 12th largest in the United States. Its Capital is St. Paul and other top cities are Minneapolis, Rochester, Duluth and Bloomington. Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than Florida, Californiaand Hawaii combined, and though Minnesota called Land of Lakes and it has 11,842 lakes and out of these there are 201 Mud Lakes, 154 Long Lakes, and 123 Rice Lakes. The state of Minnesota was named after 'Minnesota River'. The popular places are Superior National Forest located in the Arrowhead Region, Como Zoo in St. Paul, Water Park of America which is a indoor water park in Bloomington.
Minnesota Population, gathering at annual tradition of State Fair attendence
Image Source: People gathering at annual tradion of Minnosota State Fair, 2019, State Fair is the largest state fair in the United States in terms of average daily attendance upto 225, 000 people.

Population of Minnesota is projected to be 5.6 million in 2019 with change of 0.69%, compared to 0.77% in 2018.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*5,685,8080.64 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Minnesota Population by Race & Groups

Interms of Minnesota Population by Race, 83.2% belongs to White Americans, followed by 5.9% are Black/African Americans, 5.2% are Hispanic/Latinos, 4.6& are Asians and 1% are American Indian and Alaska Natives.
Out of Asian population of 255,935 in Minnesota state, 42,099 are Asian Indians, 30,314 are Chinese, 10,921 are Filipinos, 4,250 are Japanese, 16,352 are Korean and 27,870 are Vietnamese. 11533 are Burmese, 8400 are Cambodian, 75565 are Hmong, 2710 are Pakistani's, 1064 are Taiwanese, 726 are Bangladeshi's, 2203 are Nepalese.
Stats of Native Indians are, 496 people are Cherokee tribals, 35693 are Chippewa tribals, 168 are Navajo tribals, 5,964 are Sioux tribal groups.
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander are 1,976 out of these 719 are Native Hawaiians, 312 are Guamanian/Chamorro, 323 are Samoans and 622 are other Pacific Islanders. Hispanic/Latino's are 284,649, out of these 196,865 are Mexicans, 13,845 are Puerto Ricans and 4,364 are Cubans.

Total Population5,490,726Percent
Black or African American326,9535.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native57,5661.048%
Cherokee tribal grouping4960.009%
Chippewa tribal grouping35,6930.650%
Navajo tribal grouping1680.003%
Sioux tribal grouping5,9640.109%
Asian Population255,9354.66%
Asian Indian42,0990.77%
Other Asian Population124,129
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,9760.04%
Native Hawaiian7190.013%
Guamanian or Chamorro3120.006%
Other Pacific Islander622
Some other race95,600
Hispanic or Latino284,6495.18%
Puerto Rican13,8450.25%
Other Hispanic or Latino69,575

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Minnesota

2St. Paul307,695
6Brooklyn Park80,610
8Maple Grove71,807
10St. Cloud68,043

Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in MN

In MN state, English is the official language, people who speak native languages at home are, 88.65% are English, 3.82% are Spanish, 1.94 are European languages and 3.35 are Asian languages.
Out of 172,014 Asian speakers, 7313 speak Hindi, 1922 Gujarati, 2981 Urdu, 835 Punjabi, 1721 Bengali, 5116 Nepali/Marathi, 6532 Telugu, 4265 Tamil, 2999 Malayalam/Kannada, 23366 speak Chinese, 3781 Japanese, 5815 Korean, 61911 Hmong, 22918 Vietnamese, 6966 Khmer, 10180 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai languages, 2043 Perisan.
Regarding the middle east speakers, 12724 speak Arabic, 1129 Hebrew. African language speakers include 69509 Amharic/Somali, 11658 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo and 9589 Swahili.
European native language speakers include 14082 speak French, 1336 Haitian, 1962 Italian, 3145 Portuguese, 19525 German, 2915 Yiddish/Pennsylvania Dutch, 1023 Grek, 14050 speak Russian, 2561 Polish, 4419 Serbo-Croatian, 4676 Ukranian, 1511 Armenian.
Speak only English4,557,38688.65
Spanish Language196,2793.82
European Language99,9201.94
Asian Languages172,0143.35
Other Languages115,1652.24
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Minnesota education stats of High school and college are as per below table:

Population 18 to 24 years505783257313248470
Less than high school graduate616533622525428
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1379007951658384
Some college or associates degree240674115228125446
Bachelors degree or higher655562634439212
Population 25 years and over369860518168911881714
Less than 9th grade1119605358058380
9th to 12th grade, no diploma1550898595569134
High school graduate (includes equivalency)938846484930453916
Some college, no degree795044388840406204
Associates degree411916188977222939
Bachelors degree849439404137445302
Graduate or professional degree436311210472225839
High school graduate or higher300729914632371544062
Bachelors degree or higher1142433542817599616
Black or African1763348980286532
High school graduate or higher1433737599067383
Bachelors degree or higher355361964115895
American Indian or Alaska Native alone329531615716796
High school graduate or higher273191324114078
Bachelors degree or higher399917322267
High school graduate or higher1215675922862339
Bachelors degree or higher654053222533180
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1232629603
High school graduate or higher1070561509
Bachelors degree or higher332153179
Hispanic or Latino Origin1388377309665741
High school graduate or higher900324561544417
Bachelors degree or higher228291111411715
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Disable population of Minnesota as per table:

Total civilian non-institutionalized population584974
Black or African American39549
American Indian and Alaska Native alone8781
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander282
Some other race6519
With a hearing difficulty189805
With a vision difficulty84741
With a cognitive difficulty228082
With an ambulatory difficulty257224
With a self-care difficulty107342
With an independent living difficulty191487

Counties of Minnesota

Hennepin is the largest County with 1.2 million in Minnesota out of the formed 87 counties, Ramsey County, second largest with 550210 inhabitants, followedd by Dakota county with 425423.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Aitkin County15,80915,9020.65353
Anoka County350,521353,8130.944
Becker County34,07534,3710.93131
Beltrami County46,48446,8470.82020
Benton County40,12740,54512424
Big Stone County5,0114,989-0.48383
Blue Earth County66,88767,4270.81313
Brown County25,17225,111-0.24141
Carlton County35,53435,8370.93030
Carver County102,150103,5511.41111
Cass County29,33629,5190.63636
Chippewa County11,95811,924-0.36262
Chisago County55,21455,9221.31818
Clay County63,68263,9550.41616
Clearwater County8,8378,810-0.37474
Cook County5,3845,3930.28282
Cottonwood County11,27711,27706363
Crow Wing County64,31564,8890.91515
Dakota County421,821425,4230.933
Dodge County20,73720,8220.44848
Douglas County37,55637,9641.12727
Faribault County13,76413,75805960
Fillmore County20,98221,0580.44747
Freeborn County30,53730,444-0.33535
Goodhue County46,33446,4030.12121
Grant County5,9386,0211.47979
Hennepin County1,248,2461,259,4280.911
Houston County18,66218,578-0.55151
Hubbard County21,00121,3321.64646
Isanti County39,58339,96612626
Itasca County45,16145,108-0.12222
Jackson County9,9889,911-0.86767
Kanabec County16,05416,20715252
Kandiyohi County42,71542,8550.32323
Kittson County4,2594,248-0.38484
Koochiching County12,52612,440-0.76161
Lac qui Parle County6,6956,658-0.67676
Lake County10,51610,6581.46666
Lake of the Woods County3,7363,7580.68686
Le Sueur County28,15128,4941.23838
Lincoln County5,6825,673-0.28080
Lyon County25,95325,629-1.23940
McLeod County35,88335,87302929
Mahnomen County5,5795,519-1.18181
Marshall County9,3699,3900.27271
Martin County19,85819,785-0.44949
Meeker County23,04123,1410.44343
Mille Lacs County25,87726,13914039
Morrison County33,10033,1690.23333
Mower County39,69940,0110.82525
Murray County8,3538,276-0.97575
Nicollet County34,05834,2200.53232
Nobles County21,81021,9240.54444
Norman County6,5856,475-1.77777
Olmsted County154,519156,2771.188
Otter Tail County58,25158,81211717
Pennington County14,19114,178-0.15858
Pine County29,18429,48313737
Pipestone County9,0969,047-0.57373
Polk County31,70531,529-0.63434
Pope County10,98511,09716464
Ramsey County545,518550,2100.922
Red Lake County4,0223,999-0.68585
Redwood County15,24315,24905554
Renville County14,66714,612-0.45757
Rice County66,17366,5230.51414
Rock County9,4539,414-0.47070
Roseau County15,31115,150-1.15455
St. Louis County199,798199,754066
Scott County145,595147,3811.299
Sherburne County94,54796,0361.61212
Sibley County14,90415,0280.85656
Stearns County157,979159,2560.877
Steele County36,82436,803-0.12828
Stevens County9,6729,7530.86969
Swift County9,3969,345-0.57172
Todd County24,53224,5820.24242
Traverse County3,3073,30808787
Wabasha County21,59021,6450.34545
Wadena County13,64613,7730.96059
Waseca County18,72618,691-0.25050
Washington County255,697259,2011.455
Watonwan County10,91610,9800.66565
Wilkin County6,3226,254-1.17878
Winona County50,70450,8250.21919
Wright County134,255136,3491.61010
Yellow Medicine County9,8459,795-0.56868


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