Esko, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Esko, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Esko Census Designated Place had a population of 1,899 as of July 1, 2016. Esko 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 Esko is located at latitude 46.71 and longitude -92.3721 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the Esko Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The Esko Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628675) 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 Esko Census Designated Place is located within Township of Thomson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carlton County.

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


Total Population 1,899
Population in Households 1,898
Population in Familes 1,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 391
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 696
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 554
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 641 (87.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $206,985
Average Home Value $243,398


Median Household Income $76,589
Average Household Income $85,532
Per Capita Income $31,762
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.27%
Households 0.3% 0.26%
Families 0.0% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Esko, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Esko 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 # 265 71st
Population Density1 # 571 37th
Diversity Index2 # 759 16th
Median Household Income # 97 89th
Per Capita Income # 209 77th

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