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Nisswa, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Nisswa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Crow Wing County at latitude 46.5007 and longitude -94.2978. Crow Wing County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Nisswa, but most people and references simply refer to it as Nisswa, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Nisswa indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Nisswa (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.78 sq. miles and a water area of 7.56 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nisswa: City of Nisswa.

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Nisswa, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,022
Population in Households 2,022
Population in Familes 1,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 188
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 908
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 639
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 774 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 612 (40.3%)
Median Home Value $309,574
Average Home Value $388,439


Median Household Income $56,341
Average Household Income $70,326
Per Capita Income $31,443
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.46%
Households 0.85% 0.59%
Families 1.22% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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.


Nisswa, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nisswa to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 259 72nd
Population Density1 # 711 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 712 22nd
Median Household Income # 284 69th
Per Capita Income # 151 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.