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New Brighton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of New Brighton had a population of 22,274 as of July 1, 2016. New Brighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 New Brighton is located at latitude 45.0672 and longitude -93.2058 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Ramsey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of New Brighton (GNIS ID: 2395187) 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 New Brighton 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 New Brighton: City of New Brighton.

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


Total Population 22,274
Population in Households 21,790
Population in Familes 17,040
Population in Group Qrtrs 484
Population Density1 3,450
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 9,278
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,907
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,885 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,124 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,154 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 607 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $231,808
Average Home Value $254,789


Median Household Income $61,039
Average Household Income $85,621
Per Capita Income $36,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.97%
Households 0.64% 0.99%
Families 0.49% 0.89%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

New Brighton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Brighton 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 # 50 95th
Population Density1 # 22 98th
Diversity Index2 # 76 92nd
Median Household Income # 227 75th
Per Capita Income # 102 89th

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