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Minnesota Counties by Population

Below are the 87 Minnesota counties sorted by population from largest to smallest. The population data are from the 2021 American Community Survey. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

Rank County Population
1 Hennepin County 1,270,283
2 Ramsey County 549,377
3 Dakota County 435,863
4 Anoka County 360,773
5 Washington County 264,818
6 St. Louis County 200,311
7 Olmsted County 160,928
8 Stearns County 157,638
9 Scott County 149,568
10 Wright County 139,890
11 Carver County 105,694
12 Sherburne County 96,295
13 Blue Earth County 68,575
14 Rice County 66,795
15 Crow Wing County 65,879
16 Clay County 64,975
17 Otter Tail County 59,728
18 Chisago County 56,328
19 Winona County 49,889
20 Goodhue County 47,503
21 Beltrami County 46,033
22 Itasca County 44,969
23 Kandiyohi County 43,504
24 Benton County 41,087
25 Isanti County 40,604
26 Mower County 39,985
27 Douglas County 38,742
28 Steele County 37,363
29 McLeod County 36,662
30 Carlton County 36,145
31 Becker County 34,995
32 Nicollet County 34,295
33 Morrison County 33,876
34 Polk County 31,303
35 Freeborn County 30,882
36 Cass County 29,917
37 Pine County 28,997
38 Le Sueur County 28,567
39 Mille Lacs County 26,397
40 Brown County 25,894
41 Lyon County 25,477
42 Todd County 25,121
43 Meeker County 23,268
44 Nobles County 22,223
45 Wabasha County 21,425
46 Hubbard County 21,219
47 Fillmore County 21,179
48 Dodge County 20,798
49 Martin County 20,070
50 Waseca County 18,972
51 Houston County 18,806
52 Kanabec County 16,004
53 Aitkin County 15,747
54 Redwood County 15,435
55 Roseau County 15,321
56 Sibley County 14,948
57 Renville County 14,768
58 Pennington County 14,063
59 Wadena County 14,009
60 Faribault County 13,933
61 Chippewa County 12,509
62 Koochiching County 12,203
63 Cottonwood County 11,484
64 Watonwan County 11,223
65 Pope County 11,216
66 Lake County 10,835
67 Jackson County 10,016
68 Swift County 9,810
69 Rock County 9,718
70 Stevens County 9,669
71 Yellow Medicine County 9,616
72 Pipestone County 9,370
73 Marshall County 9,082
74 Clearwater County 8,525
75 Murray County 8,224
76 Lac qui Parle County 6,753
77 Norman County 6,500
78 Wilkin County 6,495
79 Grant County 6,045
80 Lincoln County 5,655
81 Cook County 5,574
82 Mahnomen County 5,429
83 Big Stone County 5,155
84 Kittson County 4,213
85 Red Lake County 3,921
86 Lake of the Woods County 3,757
87 Traverse County 3,362

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 8 December 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

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