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Minnesota County Map and Population List in Excel

GENERAL INFO

The US state Minnesota (MN) is the 22nd largest state by population and 12th biggest state by area. Minnesota has 87 counties ranking it the 14th state with the most counties in USA. See below some basic information about the state:

Country:United States
State:Minnesota
Abbreviation:MN
Capital:Saint Paul
Largest City:Minneapolis
Population:5,639,632
Population rank in US:22nd
Total Area [mi²]:86,950
Total Area [km²]:225,163
Area rank in US:12th
Number of Counties:87

MINNESOTA COUNTY POPULATION DENSITY MAP

If you want to show data distributon per geographical area, density maps (or heat maps) are a great way to achieve this. For example, here is a Minnesota Population Density Map per County:

Minnesota County Population Density Map

We have prepared this easily with Minnesota County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

We have prepared this easily with Minnesota County Heat Map Generator for population info. But it can also be used for many different data types such as employment rate, average temperature, racial distribution and so on.

MINNESOTA COUNTIES LIST

Below are 87 Minnesota counties ranked by population information. The data is from the US Census Bureau. Note that, these are ZCTA (Zip Code Tabulation Area) codes which means they have geographical area and population. PO Boxes and military codes are excluded.You can copy and paste this list directly into your spreadsheet.
(Top 10 counties shown. To expand the list, simply click on the “show more” button)

RankCountyPopulation
1Hennepin County1,265,843
2Ramsey County550,321
3Dakota County429,021
4Anoka County356,921
5Washington County262,440
6St. Louis County199,070
7Stearns County161,075
8Olmsted County158,293
9Scott County149,013
10Wright County138,377
11Carver County105,089
12Sherburne County97,238
13Blue Earth County67,653
14Rice County66,972
15Crow Wing County65,055
16Clay County64,222
17Otter Tail County58,746
18Chisago County56,579
19Winona County50,484
20Beltrami County47,188
21Goodhue County46,340
22Itasca County45,130
23Kandiyohi County43,199
24Benton County40,889
25Isanti County40,596
26Mower County40,062
27Douglas County38,141
28Steele County36,649
29McLeod County35,893
30Carlton County35,871
31Becker County34,423
32Nicollet County34,274
33Morrison County33,386
34Polk County31,364
35Freeborn County30,281
36Cass County29,779
37Pine County29,579
38Le Sueur County28,887
39Mille Lacs County26,277
40Lyon County25,474
41Brown County25,008
42Todd County24,664
43Meeker County23,222
44Nobles County21,629
45Wabasha County21,627
46Hubbard County21,491
47Fillmore County21,067
48Dodge County20,934
49Martin County19,683
50Waseca County18,612
51Houston County18,600
52Kanabec County16,337
53Aitkin County15,886
54Redwood County15,170
55Roseau County15,165
56Sibley County14,865
57Renville County14,548
58Pennington County14,119
59Wadena County13,682
60Faribault County13,653
61Koochiching County12,229
62Chippewa County11,800
63Pope County11,249
64Cottonwood County11,196
65Watonwan County10,897
66Lake County10,641
67Jackson County9,846
68Stevens County9,805
69Yellow Medicine County9,709
70Marshall County9,336
71Rock County9,315
72Swift County9,266
73Pipestone County9,126
74Clearwater County8,818
75Murray County8,194
76Lac qui Parle County6,623
77Norman County6,375
78Wilkin County6,207
79Grant County5,972
80Lincoln County5,639
81Mahnomen County5,527
82Cook County5,463
83Big Stone County4,991
84Kittson County4,298
85Red Lake County4,055
86Lake of the Woods County3,740
87Traverse County3,259

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MINNESOTA COUNTIES

What is the largest county in Minnesota?

Out of the 87 counties in Minnesota, Hennepin County is the largest by population. St. Louis County is the largest by land area.

What is the smallest county in Minnesota?

Traverse County is the smallest Minnesota county by population. Ramsey County is the smallest by size.

What is the richest county in the state of Minnesota?

In terms of economics and average income level, Scott County is the richest Minnesota county.

What is the poorest county in Minnesota?

Mahnomen County is the poorest Minnesota county.

MINNESOTA COUNTIES MAP PDF

We have prepared Minnesota county density map by population as a downloadable PDF.

Minnesota County Population Density MapYou can download the PDF for free from the link below:

Minnesota County Density Map PDF

VIDEO: HOW TO PAINT MINNESOTA COUNTY MAP WITH YOUR DATA

Check the video below to see how we use our Minnesota County Map Excel Template to visualize any data over Minnesota counties.

CREATE YOUR MINNESOTA DENSITY MAP IN 3 STEPS!

We have built the easiest Minnesota Heat Map Maker in the universe! It works fully in Excel:

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 1 Tin 1. DATA INPUT

Copy-Paste or input your values into our Excel template

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 2 Tin 2. SET OPTIONS

Customize the settings according to your preferences

Someka Heat Map Maker Step 3 Tin 3. CREATE YOUR MAP

Click the PAINT button to reflect your data onto the map

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here is a list of useful links which we think can be helpful whether you work on data visualization or make research about Minnesota state and Minnesota counties.

Data Source for Population and many other US related data:
https://www.census.gov

Wikipedia Page for List of Minnesota Counties:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Minnesota

Official Website of the State of Minnesota:
https://www.mn.gov

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Minnesota Counties Heat Map Generator in Excel