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Hayward, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hayward had a population of 236 as of July 1, 2016. Hayward 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 Hayward is located at latitude 43.65 and longitude -93.246 in Freeborn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hayward (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Freeborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The City of Hayward (GNIS ID: 2394338) 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 Hayward 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 Hayward: City of Hayward, Haward.

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


Total Population 236
Population in Households 233
Population in Familes 193
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 375
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $158,824
Average Home Value $222,606


Median Household Income $64,626
Average Household Income $74,615
Per Capita Income $31,610
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.92% -0.6%
Households -0.86% -0.37%
Families 1.5% -0.51%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Hayward, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hayward 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 # 659 27th
Population Density1 # 579 36th
Diversity Index2 # 780 14th
Median Household Income # 170 81st
Per Capita Income # 215 76th

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