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Chisago City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Chisago City had a population of 5,133 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chisago City is located at latitude 45.3456 and longitude -92.91 in Chisago County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chisago City (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.45 sq. miles and a water area of 2.36 sq. miles. Chisago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Chisago City (GNIS ID: 663797) 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 Chisago City 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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Chisago City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,133
Population in Households 4,997
Population in Familes 4,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,116
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,668 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 448 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $275,124
Average Home Value $299,850


Median Household Income $66,956
Average Household Income $82,021
Per Capita Income $33,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.44%
Households 0.54% 0.41%
Families 1.11% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Chisago City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chisago City 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 # 143 84th
Population Density1 # 548 40th
Diversity Index2 # 575 36th
Median Household Income # 152 83rd
Per Capita Income # 171 81st

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