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Deer River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Deer River had a population of 938 as of July 1, 2016. Deer River 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 Deer River is located at latitude 47.341 and longitude -93.7962 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Deer River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Itasca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Deer River (GNIS ID: 2394489) 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 Deer River 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 Deer River: City of Deer River.

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


Total Population 938
Population in Households 910
Population in Familes 696
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 727
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $82,418
Average Home Value $123,242


Median Household Income $27,903
Average Household Income $41,150
Per Capita Income $17,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.17%
Households 0.08% 0.2%
Families 1.94% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Deer River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer River 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 # 372 59th
Population Density1 # 392 57th
Diversity Index2 # 175 81st
Median Household Income # 901 1st
Per Capita Income # 895 1st

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