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Williams, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Williams had a population of 185 as of July 1, 2015. Williams 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 Williams is located at latitude 48.768 and longitude -94.9533 in Lake of the Woods County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williams (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake of the Woods County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The City of Williams (GNIS ID: 2397316) 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 Williams population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williams: City of Williams.

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Williams, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 185
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 146
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 190
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $123,333
Average Home Value $145,066


Median Household Income $40,699
Average Household Income $63,576
Per Capita Income $28,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.44%
Households -0.45% -0.24%
Families 3.46% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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.


Williams, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williams to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 708 22nd
Population Density1 # 709 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 608 34th
Median Household Income # 763 16th
Per Capita Income # 316 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.