Deer Creek, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Deer Creek, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Deer Creek had a population of 335 as of July 1, 2015. Deer Creek 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 Deer Creek is located at latitude 46.3906 and longitude -95.3224 in Otter Tail County. 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. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,394 feet.

The City of Deer Creek (GNIS ID: 2394488) 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 Deer Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Deer Creek, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 335
Population in Households 335
Population in Familes 276
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 84
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $136,364
Average Home Value $161,133


Median Household Income $38,369
Average Household Income $46,175
Per Capita Income $19,418
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.76%
Households 0.89% 0.89%
Families 2.58% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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, 2015 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 # 595 35th
Population Density1 # 821 9th
Diversity Index2 # 845 7th
Median Household Income # 809 11th
Per Capita Income # 851 6th

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