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Clarkfield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkfield had a population of 906 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkfield is located at latitude 44.7908 and longitude -95.8078 in Yellow Medicine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellow Medicine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Clarkfield (GNIS ID: 2393538) 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield: City of Clarkfield.

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


Total Population 906
Population in Households 859
Population in Familes 638
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 829
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $57,258
Average Home Value $71,537


Median Household Income $39,636
Average Household Income $52,106
Per Capita Income $23,544
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% -0.09%
Households 1.13% 0.15%
Families 1.19% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Clarkfield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkfield 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 # 374 59th
Population Density1 # 350 61st
Diversity Index2 # 289 68th
Median Household Income # 801 12th
Per Capita Income # 757 16th

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