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The City of Hawley had a population of 2,199 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hawley is located at latitude 46.8732 and longitude -96.3192 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hawley (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Hawley (GNIS ID: 2394332) 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 Hawley 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 Hawley: City of Hawley.

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


Total Population 2,199
Population in Households 2,195
Population in Familes 1,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 870
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 912
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 592
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $119,512
Average Home Value $140,615


Median Household Income $50,609
Average Household Income $69,327
Per Capita Income $28,706
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.18%
Households 1.06% 1.22%
Families 1.1% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.

Hawley, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hawley 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 # 249 73rd
Population Density1 # 336 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 570 37th
Median Household Income # 532 41st
Per Capita Income # 366 60th

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