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Pipestone, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Pipestone had a population of 4,141 as of July 1, 2016. Pipestone ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Pipestone is located at latitude 43.9954 and longitude -96.3111 in Pipestone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pipestone (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pipestone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,736 feet.

The City of Pipestone (GNIS ID: 2396214) 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 Pipestone 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 Pipestone: City of Pipestone, Pipestone City.

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


Total Population 4,141
Population in Households 3,995
Population in Familes 2,945
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density1 991
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,861
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,041
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,185 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 675 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $85,697
Average Home Value $105,270


Median Household Income $42,578
Average Household Income $55,523
Per Capita Income $25,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.66% -0.51%
Households -0.52% -0.46%
Families -0.65% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Pipestone, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pipestone 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 # 167 82nd
Population Density1 # 289 68th
Diversity Index2 # 118 87th
Median Household Income # 724 20th
Per Capita Income # 621 31st

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