Stearns County is located in central Minnesota. The County Seat is St. Cloud and the largest city is St. Cloud. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 152,912 and the 2010 census population was 150,642. The land area is 1,343.13 square miles and there are 112.2 persons per square mile.
92.3% of the population is White, 3.6% is Black or African American, 3% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 91% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $167,600, there are 56,737 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,065, the median household income is $54,551, and 13.1% of the persons in Stearns County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 13,481. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,423,575, and sales per capita were $16,539. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.6%.
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