Olmsted County is located in southeastern Minnesota. The County Seat is Rochester and the largest city is Rochester. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 150,287 and the 2010 census population was 144,260. The land area is 653.35 square miles and there are 220.8 persons per square mile.
86.2% of the population is White, 5.5% is Black or African American, 4.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 94.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $171,100, there are 57,262 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $34,073, the median household income is $66,252, and 8% of the persons in Olmsted County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,097. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,182,050, and sales per capita were $15,631. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.7%.
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