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Gaylord, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Gaylord is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sibley County at latitude 44.5555 and longitude -94.2123. Sibley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Gaylord 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 Gaylord (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaylord: City of Gaylord.

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


Total Population 2,343
Population in Households 2,292
Population in Familes 1,839
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 1,404
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 953
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 609
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $89,646
Average Home Value $115,862


Median Household Income $38,190
Average Household Income $53,675
Per Capita Income $21,852
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.39% 0.23%
Households 0.6% 0.35%
Families 0.75% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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.


Gaylord, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaylord 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 # 240 74th
Population Density1 # 149 84th
Diversity Index2 # 44 95th
Median Household Income # 802 12th
Per Capita Income # 750 17th

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