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Dalton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dalton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Otter Tail County at latitude 46.1739 and longitude -95.9155. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,368 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dalton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dalton, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dalton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dalton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dalton: City of Dalton.

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Dalton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 254
Population in Households 254
Population in Familes 221
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,088
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $173,529
Average Home Value $206,944


Median Household Income $57,339
Average Household Income $68,699
Per Capita Income $27,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.08%
Households 0.2% 0.17%
Families 5.89% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.


Dalton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dalton to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 645 29th
Population Density1 # 241 74th
Diversity Index2 # 733 19th
Median Household Income # 261 71st
Per Capita Income # 294 68th

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