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Tower, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Tower had a population of 561 as of July 1, 2016. Tower ranks in the lower 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 Tower is located at latitude 47.8159 and longitude -92.2749 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tower (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The City of Tower (GNIS ID: 2397042) 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 Tower 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 Tower: City of Tower.

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


Total Population 561
Population in Households 561
Population in Familes 392
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 187
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $139,130
Average Home Value $281,473


Median Household Income $43,012
Average Household Income $55,729
Per Capita Income $29,011
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 1.32%
Households 1.84% 1.31%
Families 3.79% 1.23%
Median Household Income   -1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Tower, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower 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 # 485 46th
Population Density1 # 711 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 480 48th
Median Household Income # 712 21st
Per Capita Income # 347 62nd

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