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Menahga, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Menahga had a population of 1,346 as of July 1, 2016. Menahga ranks in the lower 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 Menahga is located at latitude 46.7537 and longitude -95.1029 in Wadena County. The formal boundaries for the City of Menahga (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Wadena County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,401 feet.

The City of Menahga (GNIS ID: 2395093) 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 Menahga 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 Menahga: City of Menahga.

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


Total Population 1,346
Population in Households 1,289
Population in Familes 957
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 364
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 319
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 393 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $118,590
Average Home Value $127,417


Median Household Income $31,735
Average Household Income $45,497
Per Capita Income $19,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.5%
Households 0.44% 0.54%
Families 0.93% 0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
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.

Menahga, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Menahga 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 # 319 65th
Population Density1 # 590 35th
Diversity Index2 # 683 25th
Median Household Income # 891 2nd
Per Capita Income # 869 4th

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