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Dassel, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Dassel had a population of 1,670 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dassel is located at latitude 45.0849 and longitude -94.317 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dassel (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Meeker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Dassel (GNIS ID: 2393722) 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 Dassel 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 Dassel: City of Dassel.

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


Total Population 1,670
Population in Households 1,620
Population in Familes 1,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density1 1,027
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 443
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $153,652
Average Home Value $207,104


Median Household Income $48,004
Average Household Income $59,426
Per Capita Income $22,926
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.07% 1.42%
Households 2.09% 1.37%
Families 2.92% 1.36%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Dassel, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dassel 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 # 287 68th
Population Density1 # 269 70th
Diversity Index2 # 394 57th
Median Household Income # 600 34th
Per Capita Income # 782 14th

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