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Paynesville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Paynesville had a population of 2,398 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Paynesville is located at latitude 45.3785 and longitude -94.7216 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paynesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Paynesville (GNIS ID: 2396168) 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 Paynesville 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 Paynesville: City of Paynesville, New Paynesville.

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


Total Population 2,398
Population in Households 2,339
Population in Familes 1,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 1,036
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,050
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 676
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 787 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $140,094
Average Home Value $187,500


Median Household Income $48,201
Average Household Income $59,574
Per Capita Income $25,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% 0.27%
Households -0.23% 0.25%
Families 1.01% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -2.07%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

Paynesville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paynesville 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 # 240 74th
Population Density1 # 264 71st
Diversity Index2 # 596 35th
Median Household Income # 596 34th
Per Capita Income # 585 35th

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