Minnesota Population, Area, and Density
The population of Minnesota is 5,457,173 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Minnesota is ranked number 21 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 5.3% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Minnesota is 86,935.9 square miles. There state is 91.6% land and 8.4% water. The population density in Minnesota is 68.5 people per square mile (36th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 5,457,173 people ÷ 79,626.6 sq mi
Population Density = 68.5 people per sq mile
|Population||5,457,173 (21st out of 56)||5,303,925 (21st out of 56)||4,919,479 (21st out of 56)|
|Difference||5.3% below avg||5.1% below avg||3.5% below avg|
|Total Area||86,935.9 mi2||225,163 km2||55,638,903 acres||(12th out of 56)|
|Land Area||79,626.6 mi2||206,232 km2||50,960,958 acres||(91.6%)|
|Water Area||7,308.9 mi2||18,930 km2||4,677,698 acres||(8.4%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||68.5 (36th out of 56)||66.6 (37th out of 56)||61.8 (37th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||84.2% below avg||84.0% below avg||84.5% below avg|