New Ulm, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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New Ulm, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of New Ulm had a population of 13,908 as of July 1, 2018. New Ulm ranks in the upper 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 New Ulm is located at latitude 44.3127 and longitude -94.4675 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Ulm (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of New Ulm (GNIS ID: 2395217) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Ulm: City of New Ulm.

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New Ulm, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,908
Population in Households 13,041
Population in Familes 10,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 867
Population Density2 1,393
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,649
Average Household Income $72,015
Per Capita Income $31,310


Total Housing Units 6,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,538 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,398 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $136,098
Average Home Value $163,139


Total Households 5,936
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,622
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% 0.35%
Households 0.42% 0.42%
Families 0.38% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

New Ulm, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Ulm to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 79 91st
Population Density # 163 82nd
Diversity Index # 589 35th
Median Household Income # 565 38th
Per Capita Income # 350 61st

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