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Somali population

Minnesota, 2013-2017

This table contains information about all Minnesota residents with Somali 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 Somali community.

Demographics
Somali population
Total population (2013-2017)
Total population 65,379
Region of residence (2013-2017)
Twin Cities 79.7%
Greater MN 20.3%
Gender and age (2013-2017)
Male 30,462 46.6%
Female 34,917 53.4%
Under 5 years 10,271 15.7%
5-9 years 10,243 15.7%
10-14 years 8,355 12.8%
15-17 years 3,117 4.8%
18-24 years 6,464 9.9%
25-34 years 10,126 15.5%
35-44 years 7,717 11.8%
45-54 years 4,905 7.5%
55-64 years 1,663 2.5%
65-74 years 1,338 2.0%
75-84 years 995 1.5%
85 years and older suppressed suppressed
17 years and younger 48.9%
18-64 years 47.2%
65 years and older 3.9%
Foreign-born (2013-2017)
Foreign-born residents 58.8%
Language spoken (2013-2017)
Population (5 years and older) 55,108
English only 10.7%
Language other than English 89.3%
Speaks English less than "very well" 42.5%
Disability (2013-2017)
Total population for whom disability status is determined 65,237
Population with a disability 6.9%
Total population for whom disability status is determined, Under 65 62,719
With a disability, under 65 4.9%
Residence one year ago (2013-2017)
Population (1 year and over in US) 62,839
Same residence 75.4%
Different residence in the U.S. 21.8%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed
Economy
Somali population
Household income (2017 dollars) (2013-2017)
Total households 17,281
Less than $35,000 65.9%
$35,000-$49,999 11.2%
$50,000-$74,999 12.2%
$75,000-$99,999 5.2%
$100,000 or more 5.4%
Median household income (2017 dollars, averaged) 21,044
Poverty (2013-2017)
All people for whom poverty status is determined 64,792
With income below poverty 49.1%
With income 100-149% of poverty 17.3%
With income 150-199% of poverty 12.1%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 21.5%
17 years and younger (percent of people under 18) 31,549 56.7%
18-64 (percent of people 18-64) 30,725 40.0%
65 years and older (percent of people 65+) 2,518 65.2%
17 years and younger (percent of people under 18) 31,549 56.7%
18-24 (percent of people 18-24) 6,437 32.7%
25-34 (percent of people 25-34) 10,051 46.0%
35-44 (percent of people 35-44) 7,680 31.9%
45-54 (percent of people 45-54) 4,905 45.2%
55-64 (percent of people 55-64) 1,652 53.7%
65 years and older (percent of people 65+) 2,518 65.2%
Health
Somali population
Health care coverage (2013-2017)
Total population for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 65,237
Population without health insurance coverage 7.5%
Housing
Somali population
Households and average household size (2013-2017)
Total households 17,281
Average household size 4
Owned and rental housing (2013-2017)
Owner-occupied 8.6%
Renter-occupied 91.4%
Households by type (2013-2017)
Married couples, no children under 18 4.0%
Married couples, with children under 18 29.6%
Single male with children under 18 suppressed
Single female with children under 18 21.5%
Other family households 12.9%
Individual living alone 27.5%
Other non-family households suppressed
Undetermined household type 2.1%
Cost-burdened households (2013-2017)
All households for which cost burden is calculated 16,790
Cost-burdened households 59.1%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 1,489
Cost-burdened owner households 54.3%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 15,301
Cost-burdened renter households 59.6%
Rent paid (2013-2017)
Households paying rent 15,792
Median gross rent paid (2017 dollars, averaged) 776
Transportation
Somali population
Vehicles per household (2013-2017)
No vehicles 23.9%
1 vehicle available 41.4%
2 vehicles available 26.3%
3 or more vehicles available 8.4%
Transportation to work (2013-2017)
Workers (16 years and older) 21,280
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 81.6%
Public transportation 9.2%
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 9.2%
Travel time to work (2013-2017)
Total age 16+ (not home based) 20,795
Less than 10 minutes 16.8%
10-19 minutes 36.5%
20-29 minutes 22.6%
30 minutes or longer 24.0%
Workforce
Somali population
Educational attainment (2013-2017)
Population (25 years and older) 26,929
Less than high school 41.4%
High school diploma or GED 21.2%
Some college or associate's degree 25.9%
Bachelor's degree 9.5%
Graduate or professional degree 2.0%
High school graduate or higher 58.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.5%
Working adults (2013-2017)
Total civilian population, 18-64 30,875
% of working age adults who are employed 69.1%
Total civilian population, 18-64, male 13,569
% of working age adults who are employed, male 77.8%
Total civilian population, 18-64, female 17,306
% of working age adults who are employed, female 62.3%

 

Source:

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