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Garfield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Garfield had a population of 424 as of July 1, 2016. Garfield ranks in 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 Garfield is located at latitude 45.9376 and longitude -95.4986 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,421 feet.

The City of Garfield (GNIS ID: 2394854) 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 Garfield 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 Garfield: City of Garfield.

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


Total Population 424
Population in Households 424
Population in Familes 366
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 527
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $239,773
Average Home Value $241,060


Median Household Income $62,433
Average Household Income $76,856
Per Capita Income $28,939
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.93% 2.17%
Households 2.82% 2.15%
Families 5.06% 2.1%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Garfield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garfield 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 # 545 40th
Population Density1 # 476 48th
Diversity Index2 # 753 17th
Median Household Income # 201 78th
Per Capita Income # 350 61st

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