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The City of Willow River had a population of 406 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Willow River is located at latitude 46.3238 and longitude -92.8298 in Pine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Willow River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Pine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Willow River (GNIS ID: 2397324) 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 Willow River 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 Willow River: City of Willow River.

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


Total Population 406
Population in Households 371
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 238
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 112
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $165,741
Average Home Value $210,140


Median Household Income $40,572
Average Household Income $57,252
Per Capita Income $22,355
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.3%
Households -0.19% -0.24%
Families 1.35% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Willow River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow River 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 # 550 39th
Population Density1 # 668 26th
Diversity Index2 # 376 58th
Median Household Income # 778 14th
Per Capita Income # 816 10th

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