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Kiester, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Kiester had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2016. Kiester ranks in the upper 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 Kiester is located at latitude 43.5365 and longitude -93.7112 in Faribault County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kiester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Faribault County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Kiester (GNIS ID: 2395527) 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 Kiester 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 Kiester: City of Kiester.

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


Total Population 472
Population in Households 472
Population in Familes 366
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,081
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $65,000
Average Home Value $101,963


Median Household Income $41,990
Average Household Income $55,595
Per Capita Income $25,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.95% -0.64%
Households -0.73% -0.43%
Families 0.11% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Kiester, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kiester 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 # 516 43rd
Population Density1 # 247 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 216 76th
Median Household Income # 734 19th
Per Capita Income # 584 36th

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