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Stillwater, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Stillwater had a population of 19,011 as of July 1, 2016. Stillwater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stillwater is located at latitude 45.0586 and longitude -92.8304 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stillwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.95 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Stillwater (GNIS ID: 2395969) 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 Stillwater 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 Stillwater: City of Stillwater.

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


Total Population 19,011
Population in Households 18,710
Population in Familes 15,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 301
Population Density1 2,734
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 7,447
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,654 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,793 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 564 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $283,580
Average Home Value $326,884


Median Household Income $74,628
Average Household Income $101,906
Per Capita Income $40,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.75%
Households 0.84% 0.85%
Families 0.77% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

Stillwater, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stillwater 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 # 60 93rd
Population Density1 # 34 96th
Diversity Index2 # 389 57th
Median Household Income # 110 88th
Per Capita Income # 54 94th

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