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Carlton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Carlton had a population of 877 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Carlton is located at latitude 46.6562 and longitude -92.4192 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Carlton (GNIS ID: 2393747) 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 Carlton 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 Carlton: City of Carlton, Northern Pacific Junction.

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


Total Population 877
Population in Households 817
Population in Familes 662
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 428
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 342
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 229
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $147,603
Average Home Value $168,636


Median Household Income $57,884
Average Household Income $73,254
Per Capita Income $28,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.2%
Households 0.24% 0.23%
Families 4.4% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Carlton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlton 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 # 380 58th
Population Density1 # 537 41st
Diversity Index2 # 469 48th
Median Household Income # 306 66th
Per Capita Income # 355 61st

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