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The City of Boy River had a population of 49 as of July 1, 2016. Boy River ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Boy River is located at latitude 47.1682 and longitude -94.1242 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boy River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,332 feet.

The City of Boy River (GNIS ID: 2394231) 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 Boy 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 Boy River: City of Boy River.

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


Total Population 49
Population in Households 48
Population in Familes 38
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 133
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $201,250


Median Household Income $43,877
Average Household Income $60,473
Per Capita Income $24,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.0%
Households 0.75% 0.89%
Families 6.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Boy River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boy 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 # 881 3rd
Population Density1 # 767 15th
Diversity Index2 # 195 79th
Median Household Income # 687 24th
Per Capita Income # 693 24th

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