12.4% Poverty Rate in Polk County, Minnesota

Poverty Rate in Polk County, Minnesota

How does the Poverty Rate in Polk County, Minnesota compare to other counties in Minnesota?

Minnesota County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Polk County, Minnesota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

12.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Polk County, Minnesota who were born citizens of the United States is 12.3%.

12.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Polk County, Minnesota who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 12.9%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Polk County, Minnesota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Polk County, Minnesota have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 29,364 residents of Polk County, Minnesota who were born citizens of the United States, 3,626 (12.3%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 137 (12.9%) of 1,058 residents of Polk County, Minnesota who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Polk County, Minnesota

The Poverty Rate in Polk County is 12.4%.
Polk County is in Minnesota.
Minnesota Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Crookston 17.8%

7,093

East Grand Forks 11.9%

8,614

Fertile 9.0%

1,038

Fosston 19.0%

1,551

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2018 Minnesota Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Minnesota in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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