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Rothsay, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Rothsay had a population of 484 as of July 1, 2017. Rothsay 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 Rothsay is located at latitude 46.4737 and longitude -96.2838 in Wilkin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rothsay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Rothsay are located in Wilkin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Otter Tail County.

The City of Rothsay (GNIS ID: 2396439) 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 Rothsay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rothsay: City of Rothsay.

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Rothsay, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 484
Daytime Population: Workers 259
Daytime Population: Residents 218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 477
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 484
Population in Familes 406
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 549
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $52,503
Average Household Income $62,187
Per Capita Income $25,868


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $140,132
Average Home Value $167,760


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.42%
Households -0.26% -0.39%
Families 0.96% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Rothsay, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rothsay to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 510 44th
Population Density # 462 49th
Diversity Index # 759 16th
Median Household Income # 530 42nd
Per Capita Income # 653 28th

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