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The Searles Census Designated Place had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2016. Searles ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Searles is located at latitude 44.2308 and longitude -94.4361 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the Searles Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Searles Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628691) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Searles Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cottonwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brown County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Searles 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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Searles, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 176
Population in Households 175
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 402
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (91.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $180,556
Average Home Value $200,347


Median Household Income $53,340
Average Household Income $75,401
Per Capita Income $30,986
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.11%
Households 0.64% 0.26%
Families 1.43% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Searles, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Searles 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 # 723 20th
Population Density1 # 560 38th
Diversity Index2 # 898 1st
Median Household Income # 440 51st
Per Capita Income # 244 73rd

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