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The City of Nowthen had a population of 4,567 as of July 1, 2016. Nowthen ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nowthen is located at latitude 45.3395 and longitude -93.4621 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nowthen (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.56 sq. miles and a water area of 1.54 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Nowthen (GNIS ID: 2437910) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nowthen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Nowthen, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,567
Population in Households 4,525
Population in Familes 4,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 136
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,505
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 1,268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,437 (92.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 ( 4.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $320,221
Average Home Value $362,248


Median Household Income $86,504
Average Household Income $103,809
Per Capita Income $34,393
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.67%
Households 0.6% 0.78%
Families 0.53% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Nowthen, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nowthen to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 158 83rd
Population Density1 # 758 16th
Diversity Index2 # 536 41st
Median Household Income # 54 94th
Per Capita Income # 142 84th

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