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Chisholm, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Chisholm had a population of 5,041 as of July 1, 2017. Chisholm 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 Chisholm is located at latitude 47.4875 and longitude -92.8794 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chisholm (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,535 feet.

The City of Chisholm (GNIS ID: 2393518) 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 Chisholm population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chisholm: City of Chisholm.

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Chisholm, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,041
Daytime Population: Workers 1,403
Daytime Population: Residents 3,012
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,415
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 4,910
Population in Familes 3,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 1,126
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $38,928
Average Household Income $51,838
Per Capita Income $23,894


Total Housing Units 2,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,544 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 729 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $86,188
Average Home Value $103,643


Total Households 2,273
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,256
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.32%
Households 0.1% 0.25%
Families -0.04% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Chisholm, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chisholm to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 147 84th
Population Density # 228 75th
Diversity Index # 450 50th
Median Household Income # 838 8th
Per Capita Income # 773 15th

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