Rank County Population (2012)
1 Hennepin County, Minnesota 1,184,576
2 Ramsey County, Minnesota 520,152
3 Dakota County, Minnesota 405,088
4 Anoka County, Minnesota 336,414
5 Washington County, Minnesota 244,088
6 St Louis County, Minnesota 200,319
7 Stearns County, Minnesota 151,606
8 Olmsted County, Minnesota 147,066
9 Scott County, Minnesota 135,152
10 Wright County, Minnesota 127,336
11 Carver County, Minnesota 93,707
12 Sherburne County, Minnesota 89,455
13 Blue Earth County, Minnesota 65,091
14 Rice County, Minnesota 64,854
15 Crow Wing County, Minnesota 62,882
16 Clay County, Minnesota 60,155
17 Otter Tail County, Minnesota 57,288
18 Chisago County, Minnesota 53,452
19 Winona County, Minnesota 51,629
20 Goodhue County, Minnesota 46,336
21 Beltrami County, Minnesota 45,375
22 Itasca County, Minnesota 45,221
23 Kandiyohi County, Minnesota 42,379
24 Mower County, Minnesota 39,372
25 Benton County, Minnesota 38,865
26 Isanti County, Minnesota 38,248
27 Douglas County, Minnesota 36,415
28 Steele County, Minnesota 36,322
29 McLeod County, Minnesota 36,053
30 Carlton County, Minnesota 35,348
31 Morrison County, Minnesota 33,052
32 Becker County, Minnesota 33,000
33 Nicollet County, Minnesota 32,929
34 Polk County, Minnesota 31,416
35 Freeborn County, Minnesota 31,054
36 Pine County, Minnesota 29,218
37 Cass County, Minnesota 28,357
38 Le Sueur County, Minnesota 27,677
39 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota 25,740
40 Lyon County, Minnesota 25,543
41 Brown County, Minnesota 25,425
42 Todd County, Minnesota 24,509
43 Meeker County, Minnesota 23,061
44 Nobles County, Minnesota 21,487
45 Wabasha County, Minnesota 21,476
46 Fillmore County, Minnesota 20,834
47 Martin County, Minnesota 20,475
48 Hubbard County, Minnesota 20,347
49 Dodge County, Minnesota 20,231
50 Waseca County, Minnesota 19,237
51 Houston County, Minnesota 18,837
52 Kanabec County, Minnesota 16,005
53 Aitkin County, Minnesota 15,927
54 Redwood County, Minnesota 15,847
55 Roseau County, Minnesota 15,476
56 Renville County, Minnesota 15,369
57 Sibley County, Minnesota 15,123
58 Faribault County, Minnesota 14,263
59 Pennington County, Minnesota 14,074
60 Wadena County, Minnesota 13,767
61 Koochiching County, Minnesota 13,208
62 Chippewa County, Minnesota 12,135
63 Cottonwood County, Minnesota 11,597
64 Watonwan County, Minnesota 11,187
65 Pope County, Minnesota 10,892
66 Lake County, Minnesota 10,818
67 Jackson County, Minnesota 10,281
68 Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota 10,158
69 Stevens County, Minnesota 9,663
70 Swift County, Minnesota 9,594
71 Rock County, Minnesota 9,553
72 Marshall County, Minnesota 9,449
73 Pipestone County, Minnesota 9,345
74 Clearwater County, Minnesota 8,703
75 Murray County, Minnesota 8,577
76 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota 7,109
77 Norman County, Minnesota 6,634
78 Wilkin County, Minnesota 6,585
79 Grant County, Minnesota 5,944
80 Lincoln County, Minnesota 5,818
81 Mahnomen County, Minnesota 5,536
82 Cook County, Minnesota 5,185
83 Big Stone County, Minnesota 5,164
84 Kittson County, Minnesota 4,493
85 Red Lake County, Minnesota 4,087
86 Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota 3,973
87 Traverse County, Minnesota 3,451