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Good Thunder, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Good Thunder had a population of 599 as of July 1, 2017. Good Thunder 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 Good Thunder is located at latitude 44.0067 and longitude -94.0702 in Blue Earth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Good Thunder (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blue Earth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 991 feet.

The City of Good Thunder (GNIS ID: 2394927) 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 Good Thunder 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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Good Thunder, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 599
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 280
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 599
Population in Familes 502
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 943
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,517
Average Household Income $64,938
Per Capita Income $25,282


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $139,286
Average Home Value $170,256


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 166
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 0.37% 0.46%
Households 0.42% 0.59%
Families 0.95% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Good Thunder, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Good Thunder 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 # 471 48th
Population Density # 308 66th
Diversity Index # 760 15th
Median Household Income # 467 49th
Per Capita Income # 705 22nd

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