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Owatonna, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Owatonna had a population of 25,704 as of July 1, 2016. Owatonna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Owatonna is located at latitude 44.0923 and longitude -93.2313 in Steele County. The formal boundaries for the City of Owatonna (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Steele County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The City of Owatonna (GNIS ID: 2396114) 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 Owatonna 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 Owatonna: City of Owatonna.

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


Total Population 25,704
Population in Households 25,175
Population in Familes 20,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 529
Population Density1 1,742
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 10,262
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 6,802
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,507 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,755 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 649 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $160,604
Average Home Value $175,796


Median Household Income $59,540
Average Household Income $75,123
Per Capita Income $30,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.11%
Households 0.31% 0.28%
Families 0.15% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Owatonna, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owatonna 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 # 36 96th
Population Density1 # 100 89th
Diversity Index2 # 140 85th
Median Household Income # 261 71st
Per Capita Income # 265 71st

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