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The City of Staples had a population of 3,004 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Staples is located at latitude 46.3721 and longitude -94.815 in Todd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Staples (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Todd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Staples are located in Todd County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wadena County.

The City of Staples (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Staples 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 Staples: City of Staples, Staples Mill.

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


Total Population 3,004
Population in Households 2,845
Population in Familes 2,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density1 644
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,234
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 732
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 794 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $114,043


Median Household Income $36,523
Average Household Income $46,351
Per Capita Income $19,507
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.05%
Households 0.16% 0.1%
Families 0.81% 0.03%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.

Staples, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Staples 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 # 206 77th
Population Density1 # 422 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 431 52nd
Median Household Income # 847 7th
Per Capita Income # 874 4th

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