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The City of Comfrey had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Comfrey is located at latitude 44.1111 and longitude -94.9034 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Comfrey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Comfrey are located in Brown County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cottonwood County.

The City of Comfrey (GNIS ID: 2393615) 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 Comfrey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Comfrey: City of Comfrey.

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


Total Population 367
Population in Households 367
Population in Familes 318
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 786
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $113,000
Average Home Value $147,122


Median Household Income $56,564
Average Household Income $67,747
Per Capita Income $27,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.44%
Households -0.38% -0.37%
Families 1.27% -0.34%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.

Comfrey, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Comfrey 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 # 572 37th
Population Density1 # 367 60th
Diversity Index2 # 484 47th
Median Household Income # 348 62nd
Per Capita Income # 471 48th

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