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Tower, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Tower had a population of 502 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tower: City of Tower.

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


Total Population 502
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 284
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 547
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 502
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 167
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $43,385
Average Household Income $57,283
Per Capita Income $29,622


Total Housing Units 333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $134,524
Average Home Value $273,477


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.06% 0.16%
Households -0.05% 0.15%
Families 1.56% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 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 # 507 44th
Population Density # 730 19th
Diversity Index # 516 43rd
Median Household Income # 761 16th
Per Capita Income # 380 58th

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