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Dodge Center, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dodge Center is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dodge County at latitude 44.0287 and longitude -92.8508. Dodge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Dodge Center 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 Dodge Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dodge Center: City of Dodge Center.

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


Total Population 3,008
Population in Households 2,954
Population in Familes 2,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 1,447
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,134
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 866 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $128,679
Average Home Value $157,316


Median Household Income $56,782
Average Household Income $65,647
Per Capita Income $24,807
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.84% 2.03%
Households 3.05% 2.16%
Families 3.83% 2.18%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.


Dodge Center, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dodge Center 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 # 204 78th
Population Density1 # 139 85th
Diversity Index2 # 152 83rd
Median Household Income # 277 70th
Per Capita Income # 531 42nd

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