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Lonsdale, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lonsdale had a population of 3,899 as of July 1, 2016. Lonsdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lonsdale is located at latitude 44.4775 and longitude -93.4203 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lonsdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Lonsdale (GNIS ID: 2395762) 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 Lonsdale 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 Lonsdale: City of Lonsdale.

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


Total Population 3,899
Population in Households 3,896
Population in Familes 3,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,420
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,355
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,036
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,188 (86.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $213,261
Average Home Value $227,338


Median Household Income $73,490
Average Household Income $81,823
Per Capita Income $28,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.76%
Households 0.95% 0.77%
Families 0.96% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Lonsdale, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lonsdale 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 # 175 81st
Population Density1 # 152 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 555 39th
Median Household Income # 112 88th
Per Capita Income # 363 60th

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