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Dexter, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Dexter had a population of 333 as of July 1, 2017. Dexter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Dexter is located at latitude 43.7199 and longitude -92.7027 in Mower County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,417 feet.

The City of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2394528) 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 Dexter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dexter: City of Dexter.

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Dexter, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 333
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 252
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 333
Population in Familes 287
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 222
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $63,812
Average Household Income $81,932
Per Capita Income $31,106


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $227,586


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.33% -0.06%
Households -0.29% -0.29%
Families 0.41% -0.19%
Median Household Income   4.1%
Per Capita Income   4.32%

Dexter, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 597 34th
Population Density # 684 25th
Diversity Index # 698 23rd
Median Household Income # 222 76th
Per Capita Income # 307 66th

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