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Deer Creek, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Deer Creek is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Otter Tail County at latitude 46.3906 and longitude -95.3224. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,394 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Deer Creek 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 Deer Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Deer Creek: City of Deer Creek.

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


Total Population 327
Population in Households 327
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $159,524


Median Household Income $40,628
Average Household Income $49,608
Per Capita Income $20,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.36% 0.36%
Households 0.63% 0.52%
Families 2.96% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.

Deer Creek, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer Creek 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 # 599 34th
Population Density1 # 827 9th
Diversity Index2 # 836 8th
Median Household Income # 754 17th
Per Capita Income # 800 12th

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