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Madelia, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Madelia had a population of 2,294 as of July 1, 2016. Madelia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Madelia is located at latitude 44.048 and longitude -94.4201 in Watonwan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Madelia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Watonwan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Madelia (GNIS ID: 2395804) 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 Madelia 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 Madelia: City of Madelia.

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


Total Population 2,294
Population in Households 2,211
Population in Familes 1,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 1,565
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 907
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 278 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $94,469
Average Home Value $105,533


Median Household Income $48,790
Average Household Income $60,263
Per Capita Income $24,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.17%
Households 0.12% -0.02%
Families -0.03% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Madelia, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madelia 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 # 243 73rd
Population Density1 # 123 87th
Diversity Index2 # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 582 36th
Per Capita Income # 699 23rd

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