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Ortonville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Ortonville had a population of 1,993 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ortonville is located at latitude 45.3036 and longitude -96.4412 in Big Stone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ortonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Big Stone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Ortonville (GNIS ID: 2396087) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ortonville is located within Township of Ortonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Big Stone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ortonville 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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Ortonville, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,993
Daytime Population: Workers 1,427
Daytime Population: Residents 958
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,385
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,910
Population in Familes 1,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 569
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $41,605
Average Household Income $59,367
Per Capita Income $27,875


Total Housing Units 1,090 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 664 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $89,498
Average Home Value $115,889


Total Households 923
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 536
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 0.54% -0.35%
Households 0.6% -0.35%
Families 0.72% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

Ortonville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ortonville 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 # 261 71st
Population Density # 453 50th
Diversity Index # 657 28th
Median Household Income # 791 13th
Per Capita Income # 487 46th

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