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Pierz, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Pierz had a population of 1,508 as of July 1, 2016. Pierz 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 Pierz is located at latitude 45.978 and longitude -94.1015 in Morrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pierz (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The City of Pierz (GNIS ID: 2396202) 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 Pierz 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 Pierz: City of Pierz.

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


Total Population 1,508
Population in Households 1,426
Population in Familes 1,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 1,113
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 636
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 397 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $131,369
Average Home Value $145,677


Median Household Income $34,080
Average Household Income $55,055
Per Capita Income $23,737
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 1.03%
Households 1.35% 1.05%
Families 1.5% 1.0%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

Pierz, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierz 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 # 295 68th
Population Density1 # 233 74th
Diversity Index2 # 758 16th
Median Household Income # 877 3rd
Per Capita Income # 746 18th

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