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Atwater, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Atwater had a population of 1,096 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Atwater is located at latitude 45.1355 and longitude -94.7769 in Kandiyohi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Kandiyohi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Atwater (GNIS ID: 2394020) 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 Atwater 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 Atwater: City of Atwater.

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


Total Population 1,096
Population in Households 1,074
Population in Familes 873
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 1,058
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 299
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $106,982
Average Home Value $113,213


Median Household Income $47,644
Average Household Income $57,670
Per Capita Income $24,091
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.4%
Households -0.52% -0.36%
Families -0.68% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Atwater, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atwater 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 # 346 62nd
Population Density1 # 255 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 430 53rd
Median Household Income # 607 33rd
Per Capita Income # 720 21st

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