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The City of Nowthen had a population of 4,687 as of July 1, 2017. Nowthen ranks in the lower 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 Nowthen is located at latitude 45.3395 and longitude -93.4621 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nowthen (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.56 sq. miles and a water area of 1.54 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Nowthen (GNIS ID: 2437910) 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 Nowthen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,687
Daytime Population: Workers 594
Daytime Population: Residents 2,165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,759
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 4,646
Population in Familes 4,222
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $90,511
Average Household Income $106,660
Per Capita Income $35,152


Total Housing Units 1,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,465 (93.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 ( 4.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $320,686
Average Home Value $358,345


Total Households 1,537
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 1,295
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 0.74% 0.91%
Households 0.81% 0.94%
Families 0.75% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Nowthen, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nowthen 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 # 154 83rd
Population Density # 757 16th
Diversity Index # 534 42nd
Median Household Income # 49 95th
Per Capita Income # 152 83rd

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