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Nisswa, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Nisswa had a population of 2,000 as of July 1, 2016. Nisswa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Nisswa is located at latitude 46.5007 and longitude -94.2978 in Crow Wing County. 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. Crow Wing County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

The City of Nisswa (GNIS ID: 2395238) 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 Nisswa 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 Nisswa: City of Nisswa.

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


Total Population 2,000
Population in Households 2,000
Population in Familes 1,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 186
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 888
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 752 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 640 (41.9%)
Median Home Value $330,978
Average Home Value $397,870


Median Household Income $62,502
Average Household Income $86,107
Per Capita Income $38,013
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.27%
Households 0.22% 0.27%
Families 0.44% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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 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 # 261 71st
Population Density1 # 713 21st
Diversity Index2 # 703 23rd
Median Household Income # 200 78th
Per Capita Income # 75 92nd

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