Hennepin County, MN

1,232,483 Population
553.7 square miles 2,225.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
22.3%
was 22.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in MN
Population Density
2,225.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.8%
was 46.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.1%
was 14.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MN
Percent Under 18
22.1%
was 22.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in MN
Percent 65 and Over
13.2%
was 12.8%
Ranked 8th Highest in MN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 3.3
Ranked 2nd Lowest in MN
Percent Living in Poverty
10.9%
was 10.8%
Ranked 10th Lowest in MN
Median Household Income
$67,989
was $68,935
Ranked 9th Highest in MN
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.6
48.4
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
3,270
Ranked 14th Highest in MN
Patents per 100,000
109
Ranked 7th Highest in MN

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 17th Highest in MN
Violent Crimes per 100,000
2.7
was 3.0
Ranked 81st Highest in MN
Property Crimes per 100,000
5.7
was 8.9
Ranked 84th Highest in MN

 Housing

Total Housing Units
528,489
was 526,509
Ranked 1st Highest in MN
Median Rent
$1,031
was $1,004
Ranked 5th Highest in MN
Total Building Permits
5,979
was 5,505
 
Occupied Housing Units
502,061
was 499,754
 
Homeownership Rate
61.1%
was 61.7%
Ranked 12th Highest in MN
Single Family Building Permits
1,747
was 1,346
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
954.6
was 950.8
Ranked 2nd Highest in MN
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.9%
was 12.3%
Ranked 11th Highest in MN
Multifamily Building Permits
4,232
was 4,159
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 13th Highest in MN
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.6
was 10.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.0
was 4.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 96.4%
Ranked 12th Highest in MN
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.7%
Ranked 10th Highest in MN
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.4%
Ranked 9th Highest in MN

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.0%
was 92.6%
Ranked 11th Highest in MN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
48.7%
was 48.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in MN

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