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Brookston, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brookston had a population of 145 as of July 1, 2016. Brookston ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brookston is located at latitude 46.8654 and longitude -92.6023 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brookston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,227 feet.

The City of Brookston (GNIS ID: 2393432) 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 Brookston 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 Brookston: Brookstone, City of Brookston.

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


Total Population 145
Population in Households 138
Population in Familes 115
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 265
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $166,964


Median Household Income $42,893
Average Household Income $55,318
Per Capita Income $19,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.68%
Households 0.82% 0.5%
Families 1.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Brookston, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookston 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 # 752 17th
Population Density1 # 643 29th
Diversity Index2 # 40 96th
Median Household Income # 717 21st
Per Capita Income # 871 4th

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