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Kettle River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Kettle River had a population of 183 as of July 1, 2016. Kettle River 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 Kettle River is located at latitude 46.4861 and longitude -92.8776 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kettle River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Kettle River (GNIS ID: 2395522) 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 Kettle River 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 Kettle River: City of Kettle River.

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


Total Population 183
Population in Households 183
Population in Familes 146
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 477
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $146,154
Average Home Value $205,882


Median Household Income $46,986
Average Household Income $55,267
Per Capita Income $22,754
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.22%
Households 0.2% 0.5%
Families 0.0% 0.38%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Kettle River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kettle River 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 # 712 22nd
Population Density1 # 510 44th
Diversity Index2 # 697 22nd
Median Household Income # 624 31st
Per Capita Income # 793 12th

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