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The City of Nielsville had a population of 98 as of July 1, 2016. Nielsville 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 Nielsville is located at latitude 47.5284 and longitude -96.8174 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nielsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Nielsville (GNIS ID: 2395234) 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 Nielsville 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 Nielsville: City of Nielsville.

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


Total Population 98
Population in Households 98
Population in Familes 80
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 271
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 46
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 30
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $65,000
Average Home Value $83,553


Median Household Income $45,195
Average Household Income $56,062
Per Capita Income $22,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 1.0%
Households 1.47% 0.85%
Families 7.58% 0.66%
Median Household Income   -2.61%
Per Capita Income   0.46%
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.

Nielsville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nielsville 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 # 810 10th
Population Density1 # 638 30th
Diversity Index2 # 229 75th
Median Household Income # 660 27th
Per Capita Income # 808 11th

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