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Willow River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Willow River is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pine County at latitude 46.3238 and longitude -92.8298. Pine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Willow River 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 Willow River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willow River: City of Willow River.

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


Total Population 403
Population in Households 369
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 236
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 112
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $113,235
Average Home Value $126,232


Median Household Income $41,106
Average Household Income $52,567
Per Capita Income $20,195
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.69% -0.45%
Households -0.41% -0.36%
Families 1.99% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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 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 # 550 39th
Population Density1 # 671 26th
Diversity Index2 # 356 61st
Median Household Income # 741 18th
Per Capita Income # 825 9th

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