Dodge Center, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dodge Center, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Dodge Center had a population of 3,051 as of July 1, 2015. Dodge Center ranks in the upper 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 Dodge Center is located at latitude 44.0287 and longitude -92.8508 in Dodge County. 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. Dodge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Dodge Center (GNIS ID: 2394540) 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 Dodge Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Dodge Center, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,051
Population in Households 2,996
Population in Familes 2,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 1,467
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,152
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 784
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 878 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $141,578
Average Home Value $170,421


Median Household Income $58,799
Average Household Income $64,629
Per Capita Income $24,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.57% 2.03%
Households 2.77% 2.11%
Families 3.36% 2.08%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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, 2015 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 # 202 78th
Population Density1 # 142 84th
Diversity Index2 # 153 83rd
Median Household Income # 288 68th
Per Capita Income # 586 35th

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