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Crystal, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Crystal had a population of 23,356 as of July 1, 2017. Crystal ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Crystal is located at latitude 45.0373 and longitude -93.3595 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crystal (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Crystal (GNIS ID: 2393683) 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 Crystal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Crystal: City of Crystal.

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Crystal, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,356
Daytime Population: Workers 5,007
Daytime Population: Residents 11,082
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,089
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 23,128
Population in Familes 17,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density2 4,040
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $62,410
Average Household Income $75,843
Per Capita Income $31,251


Total Housing Units 10,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,122 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,480 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 460 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $180,540
Average Home Value $193,021


Total Households 9,602
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 5,906
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.75%
Households 0.62% 0.67%
Families 0.64% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Crystal, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crystal to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 47 95th
Population Density # 17 98th
Diversity Index # 62 93rd
Median Household Income # 258 72nd
Per Capita Income # 300 67th

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