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Chatfield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Chatfield had a population of 2,900 as of July 1, 2016. Chatfield 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 Chatfield is located at latitude 43.8444 and longitude -92.1826 in Fillmore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chatfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fillmore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Chatfield are located in Fillmore County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Olmsted County.

The City of Chatfield (GNIS ID: 2393810) 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 Chatfield 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 Chatfield: City of Chatfield.

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


Total Population 2,900
Population in Households 2,831
Population in Familes 2,368
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 1,104
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,142
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 790
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 878 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $148,975
Average Home Value $199,574


Median Household Income $56,755
Average Household Income $68,829
Per Capita Income $27,217
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.81%
Households 0.72% 0.83%
Families 1.03% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Chatfield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatfield 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 # 213 77th
Population Density1 # 236 74th
Diversity Index2 # 728 20th
Median Household Income # 338 63rd
Per Capita Income # 475 48th

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