Appleton, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Appleton Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Appleton Content

Also See: Appleton, MN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Appleton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

Real Estate Resources

The City of Appleton had a population of 1,337 as of July 1, 2016. Appleton ranks in the upper 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 Appleton is located at latitude 45.1997 and longitude -96.0233 in Swift County. The formal boundaries for the City of Appleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Swift County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Appleton (GNIS ID: 2393968) 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 Appleton 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 Appleton: City of Appleton.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


City of Appleton, MN Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | MN Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Swift County | Minnesota Counties

Search the map for:

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


Total Population 1,337
Population in Households 1,300
Population in Familes 968
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 677
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 645
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 360
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 432 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $75,654
Average Home Value $102,887


Median Household Income $40,608
Average Household Income $53,198
Per Capita Income $25,067
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.65%
Households -0.77% -0.56%
Families 0.82% -0.73%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Appleton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Appleton 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 # 320 65th
Population Density1 # 409 55th
Diversity Index2 # 227 75th
Median Household Income # 777 14th
Per Capita Income # 637 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.

Minnesota Research Tools

Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Minnesota Census Data
Highest or Lowest: