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Karlstad, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Karlstad had a population of 806 as of July 1, 2016. Karlstad ranks in the lower 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 Karlstad is located at latitude 48.578 and longitude -96.5161 in Kittson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Karlstad (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kittson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

The City of Karlstad (GNIS ID: 2395493) 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 Karlstad 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 Karlstad: City of Karlstad.

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


Total Population 806
Population in Households 761
Population in Familes 583
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 528
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $62,349
Average Home Value $79,292


Median Household Income $42,538
Average Household Income $52,629
Per Capita Income $24,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.17%
Households 1.17% 0.28%
Families 1.15% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Karlstad, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Karlstad 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 # 397 56th
Population Density1 # 475 48th
Diversity Index2 # 891 2nd
Median Household Income # 726 20th
Per Capita Income # 704 22nd

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