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Climax, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Climax is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 47.6085 and longitude -96.8121. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 866 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Climax 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 Climax (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Climax: City of Climax.

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


Total Population 290
Population in Households 290
Population in Familes 238
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 254
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (81.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $101,042
Average Home Value $165,291


Median Household Income $48,980
Average Household Income $58,567
Per Capita Income $24,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.96% 1.15%
Households 2.23% 1.27%
Families 6.09% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


Climax, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Climax 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 # 623 31st
Population Density1 # 649 28th
Diversity Index2 # 208 77th
Median Household Income # 548 40th
Per Capita Income # 556 39th

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