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Hector, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hector had a population of 1,008 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hector is located at latitude 44.742 and longitude -94.7134 in Renville County. 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. Renville County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Hector (GNIS ID: 2394344) 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 Hector 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 Hector: City of Hector.

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


Total Population 1,008
Population in Households 1,005
Population in Familes 780
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 648
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $90,328
Average Home Value $111,261


Median Household Income $49,238
Average Household Income $61,797
Per Capita Income $27,768
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.1% -1.56%
Households -1.9% -1.45%
Families -1.93% -1.52%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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 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 # 361 60th
Population Density1 # 420 54th
Diversity Index2 # 246 73rd
Median Household Income # 575 37th
Per Capita Income # 437 52nd

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