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Cold Spring, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Cold Spring had a population of 4,126 as of July 1, 2016. Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring is located at latitude 45.4574 and longitude -94.4298 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cold Spring (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Cold Spring (GNIS ID: 2393590) 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 Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring: City of Cold Spring.

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


Total Population 4,126
Population in Households 4,050
Population in Familes 3,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 1,547
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,579
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,215 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $169,631
Average Home Value $197,780


Median Household Income $65,719
Average Household Income $79,385
Per Capita Income $30,335
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.49%
Households 0.31% 0.43%
Families 1.11% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Cold Spring, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cold Spring 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 # 168 82nd
Population Density1 # 126 86th
Diversity Index2 # 357 61st
Median Household Income # 161 82nd
Per Capita Income # 270 70th

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