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Mahtowa, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Mahtowa Census Designated Place had a population of 397 as of July 1, 2016. Mahtowa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Mahtowa is located at latitude 46.5557 and longitude -92.6295 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the Mahtowa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The Mahtowa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628685) 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 Mahtowa Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mahtowa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carlton County.

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


Total Population 397
Population in Households 394
Population in Familes 346
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 38
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (88.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $183,696
Average Home Value $196,678


Median Household Income $61,690
Average Household Income $69,528
Per Capita Income $26,840
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 0.84%
Households 1.2% 0.77%
Families 1.3% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Mahtowa, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mahtowa 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 # 556 39th
Population Density1 # 873 4th
Diversity Index2 # 713 22nd
Median Household Income # 213 77th
Per Capita Income # 509 44th

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