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Staples, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Staples is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Todd County at latitude 46.3721 and longitude -94.815. Todd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Staples, but most people and references simply refer to it as Staples, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Staples indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Staples: City of Staples.

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Staples, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,944
Population in Households 2,785
Population in Familes 2,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density1 631
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,220
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 724
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 799 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $93,051
Average Home Value $122,966


Median Household Income $29,452
Average Household Income $40,802
Per Capita Income $17,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.29% -0.2%
Households -0.04% -0.13%
Families 0.93% -0.22%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.24%
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 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 210 77th
Population Density1 # 432 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 416 54th
Median Household Income # 895 1st
Per Capita Income # 888 2nd

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