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Crystal, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Crystal had a population of 22,661 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Crystal: City of Crystal.

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


Total Population 22,661
Population in Households 22,429
Population in Familes 17,095
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density1 3,920
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 9,348
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,742
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,958 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,390 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $176,736
Average Home Value $187,550


Median Household Income $61,932
Average Household Income $74,415
Per Capita Income $30,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.58%
Households 0.29% 0.53%
Families 0.29% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

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, 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 # 48 95th
Population Density1 # 17 98th
Diversity Index2 # 61 93rd
Median Household Income # 209 77th
Per Capita Income # 257 72nd

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