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Carlos, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Carlos had a population of 560 as of July 1, 2016. Carlos ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Carlos is located at latitude 45.9735 and longitude -95.2923 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlos (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,371 feet.

The City of Carlos (GNIS ID: 2393746) 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 Carlos 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 Carlos: City of Carlos.

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


Total Population 560
Population in Households 560
Population in Familes 474
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,259
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $163,679
Average Home Value $189,508


Median Household Income $61,439
Average Household Income $66,888
Per Capita Income $25,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.76% 1.56%
Households 1.7% 1.5%
Families 2.41% 1.47%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Carlos, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlos 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 # 488 46th
Population Density1 # 188 79th
Diversity Index2 # 885 2nd
Median Household Income # 217 76th
Per Capita Income # 587 35th

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