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Nashwauk, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Nashwauk had a population of 1,056 as of July 1, 2016. Nashwauk ranks in the lower 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 Nashwauk is located at latitude 47.3807 and longitude -93.1652 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nashwauk (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.72 sq. miles. Itasca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,526 feet.

The City of Nashwauk (GNIS ID: 2395156) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Nashwauk is located within Township of Nashwauk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Itasca County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nashwauk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,056
Population in Households 1,055
Population in Familes 774
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 72
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 486
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 279
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $91,352
Average Home Value $125,685


Median Household Income $37,162
Average Household Income $51,430
Per Capita Income $24,081
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.89%
Households 1.17% 0.89%
Families 1.26% 0.92%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Nashwauk, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nashwauk 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 # 356 61st
Population Density1 # 836 8th
Diversity Index2 # 739 18th
Median Household Income # 838 8th
Per Capita Income # 721 20th

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