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Barnesville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Barnesville had a population of 2,693 as of July 1, 2016. Barnesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Barnesville is located at latitude 46.6503 and longitude -96.4165 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Barnesville (GNIS ID: 2394065) 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 Barnesville 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 Barnesville: City of Barnesville.

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


Total Population 2,693
Population in Households 2,665
Population in Familes 2,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 1,305
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,062
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 735
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 855 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $123,290
Average Home Value $133,285


Median Household Income $54,495
Average Household Income $69,501
Per Capita Income $27,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.03%
Households 0.76% 0.98%
Families 0.88% 0.93%
Median Household Income   -0.75%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
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.

Barnesville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnesville 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 # 223 75th
Population Density1 # 176 81st
Diversity Index2 # 825 9th
Median Household Income # 405 55th
Per Capita Income # 456 50th

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