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Hector, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hector is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Renville County at latitude 44.742 and longitude -94.7134. Renville County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Hector 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 Hector (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hector: City of Hector.

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


Total Population 1,087
Population in Households 1,084
Population in Familes 847
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 699
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 489
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $54,560
Average Home Value $71,494


Median Household Income $50,315
Average Household Income $55,755
Per Capita Income $25,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.34% -1.23%
Households -1.12% -1.13%
Families -1.12% -1.13%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.


Hector, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hector 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 # 350 61st
Population Density1 # 406 55th
Diversity Index2 # 274 70th
Median Household Income # 512 44th
Per Capita Income # 516 43rd

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