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Peterson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Peterson had a population of 200 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Peterson is located at latitude 43.7885 and longitude -91.832 in Fillmore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peterson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Fillmore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Peterson (GNIS ID: 2396194) 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 Peterson 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 Peterson: City of Peterson.

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


Total Population 200
Population in Households 197
Population in Familes 170
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $177,778
Average Home Value $236,932


Median Household Income $52,721
Average Household Income $64,466
Per Capita Income $26,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.1%
Households 0.16% 0.2%
Families 3.19% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Peterson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peterson 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 # 692 24th
Population Density1 # 549 39th
Diversity Index2 # 540 40th
Median Household Income # 460 49th
Per Capita Income # 539 41st

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