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Brooten, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brooten had a population of 790 as of July 1, 2016. Brooten ranks in the lower 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 Brooten is located at latitude 45.5001 and longitude -95.1158 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brooten (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The City of Brooten (GNIS ID: 2393435) 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 Brooten 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 Brooten: City of Brooten.

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


Total Population 790
Population in Households 743
Population in Familes 570
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 503
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 314
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $109,524
Average Home Value $147,358


Median Household Income $38,143
Average Household Income $53,122
Per Capita Income $22,766
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 1.04%
Households 1.06% 1.06%
Families 2.0% 1.04%
Median Household Income   -2.27%
Per Capita Income   0.38%
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.

Brooten, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brooten 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 # 401 56th
Population Density1 # 491 46th
Diversity Index2 # 734 19th
Median Household Income # 819 10th
Per Capita Income # 791 13th

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