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Hill City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hill City had a population of 638 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Hill City is located at latitude 46.9933 and longitude -93.5986 in Aitkin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hill City encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Aitkin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The City of Hill City (GNIS ID: 664474) 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.


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Hill City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hill City, MN Housing Affordability Index is 159
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Hill City, MN Wealth Index is 44
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 638 (100%)
Population in Households 631 (98.9%)
Population in Families 499 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 573
Diversity Index2 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,559
Average Household Income $52,250
Per Capita Income $21,684
Wealth Index4 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (39.6%)
Median Home Value $139,113
Housing Affordability Index3 159
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 274
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.15% 0.0%
Households 0.2% 0.07%
Families 1.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Hill City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hill City to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 462 49th
Population Density # 461 49th
Diversity Index # 443 51st
Median Household Income # 855 5th
Per Capita Income # 859 5th

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