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Liberian population

Minnesota, 2013-2017

This table contains information about all Minnesota residents with Liberian ancestry, including native- and foreign-born residents. Cultural identification is based on a combination of race, ancestry, and birthplace.

Please see this table for information about Minnesota’s foreign-born Liberian community.

Demographics
Liberian population
Total population (2013-2017)
Total population 18,480
Region of residence (2013-2017)
Twin Cities 92.5%
Greater MN 7.5%
Gender and age (2013-2017)
Male 9,068 49.1%
Female 9,412 50.9%
Under 5 years 1,956 10.6%
5-9 years 1,891 10.2%
10-14 years 2,044 11.1%
15-17 years 903 4.9%
18-24 years 1,695 9.2%
25-34 years 4,179 22.6%
35-44 years 2,591 14.0%
45-54 years 1,481 8.0%
55-64 years 959 5.2%
65-74 years 701 3.8%
75-84 years suppressed suppressed
85 years and older suppressed suppressed
17 years and younger 36.8%
18-64 years 59.0%
65 years and older 4.2%
Foreign-born (2013-2017)
Foreign-born residents 68.7%
Language spoken (2013-2017)
Population (5 years and older) 16,524
English only 77.1%
Language other than English 22.9%
Speaks English less than "very well" 9.0%
Disability (2013-2017)
Total population for whom disability status is determined 18,435
Population with a disability 4.9%
Total population for whom disability status is determined, Under 65 17,654
With a disability, under 65 3.3%
Residence one year ago (2013-2017)
Population (1 year and over in US) 18,209
Same residence 85.2%
Different residence in the U.S. 14.4%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed
Economy
Liberian population
Household income (2017 dollars) (2013-2017)
Total households 5,280
Less than $35,000 41.3%
$35,000-$49,999 20.2%
$50,000-$74,999 17.4%
$75,000-$99,999 11.7%
$100,000 or more 9.4%
Median household income (2017 dollars, averaged) 41,036
Poverty (2013-2017)
All people for whom poverty status is determined 18,352
With income below poverty 20.1%
With income 100-149% of poverty 9.8%
With income 150-199% of poverty 13.5%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 56.5%
17 years and younger (percent of people under 18) 6,794 27.9%
18-64 (percent of people 18-64) 10,777 14.2%
65 years and older (percent of people 65+) 781 33.8%
17 years and younger (percent of people under 18) 6,794 27.9%
18-24 (percent of people 18-24) 1,612 27.0%
25-34 (percent of people 25-34) 4,141 9.8%
35-44 (percent of people 35-44) 2,584 suppressed
45-54 (percent of people 45-54) 1,481 suppressed
55-64 (percent of people 55-64) 959 suppressed
65 years and older (percent of people 65+) 781 33.8%
Health
Liberian population
Health care coverage (2013-2017)
Total population for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 18,435
Population without health insurance coverage 15.6%
Housing
Liberian population
Households and average household size (2013-2017)
Total households 5,280
Average household size 3
Owned and rental housing (2013-2017)
Owner-occupied 27.5%
Renter-occupied 72.5%
Households by type (2013-2017)
Married couples, no children under 18 6.8%
Married couples, with children under 18 36.4%
Single male with children under 18 suppressed
Single female with children under 18 10.3%
Other family households 12.0%
Individual living alone 22.9%
Other non-family households suppressed
Undetermined household type suppressed
Cost-burdened households (2013-2017)
All households for which cost burden is calculated 5,258
Cost-burdened households 53.3%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 1,451
Cost-burdened owner households 38.9%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 3,807
Cost-burdened renter households 58.8%
Rent paid (2013-2017)
Households paying rent 3,829
Median gross rent paid (2017 dollars, averaged) 973
Transportation
Liberian population
Vehicles per household (2013-2017)
No vehicles 12.5%
1 vehicle available 36.1%
2 vehicles available 33.6%
3 or more vehicles available 17.8%
Transportation to work (2013-2017)
Workers (16 years and older) 8,454
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 90.7%
Public transportation 7.1%
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 2.2%
Travel time to work (2013-2017)
Total age 16+ (not home based) 8,405
Less than 10 minutes 6.7%
10-19 minutes 36.6%
20-29 minutes 32.8%
30 minutes or longer 23.9%
Workforce
Liberian population
Educational attainment (2013-2017)
Population (25 years and older) 9,991
Less than high school 10.8%
High school diploma or GED 18.4%
Some college or associate's degree 45.9%
Bachelor's degree 18.2%
Graduate or professional degree 6.7%
High school graduate or higher 89.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.9%
Working adults (2013-2017)
Total civilian population, 18-64 10,905
% of working age adults who are employed 79.5%
Total civilian population, 18-64, male 5,352
% of working age adults who are employed, male 80.8%
Total civilian population, 18-64, female 5,553
% of working age adults who are employed, female 78.2%

 

Source:

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.