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Luverne, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Luverne had a population of 4,574 as of July 1, 2016. Luverne 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 Luverne is located at latitude 43.6535 and longitude -96.2142 in Rock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Luverne (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,467 feet.

The City of Luverne (GNIS ID: 2395787) 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 Luverne 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 Luverne: City of Luverne, Lu Verne, Lu Verne Village.

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


Total Population 4,574
Population in Households 4,399
Population in Familes 3,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density1 1,282
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,999
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,381 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 618 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $112,948
Average Home Value $140,876


Median Household Income $41,331
Average Household Income $56,235
Per Capita Income $24,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.44%
Households -0.28% -0.33%
Families -0.22% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Luverne, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luverne 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 # 157 83rd
Population Density1 # 183 80th
Diversity Index2 # 398 56th
Median Household Income # 756 17th
Per Capita Income # 664 27th

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