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Wilder, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wilder had a population of 62 as of July 1, 2016. Wilder ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilder is located at latitude 43.8289 and longitude -95.2078 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilder (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,476 feet.

The City of Wilder (GNIS ID: 2397310) 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 Wilder 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 Wilder: City of Wilder.

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


Total Population 62
Population in Households 62
Population in Familes 53
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $160,227


Median Household Income $62,597
Average Household Income $72,072
Per Capita Income $30,732
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.32%
Households 0.63% 0.76%
Families 2.79% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Wilder, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilder 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 # 862 5th
Population Density1 # 829 9th
Diversity Index2 # 659 28th
Median Household Income # 198 78th
Per Capita Income # 258 72nd

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