Sleepy Eye, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Sleepy Eye, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sleepy Eye had a population of 3,535 as of July 1, 2018. Sleepy Eye ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sleepy Eye is located at latitude 44.2989 and longitude -94.7251 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sleepy Eye (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Sleepy Eye (GNIS ID: 2395898) 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 Sleepy Eye: City of Sleepy Eye, Loreno, Sleepeye, Sleepyeye, Village of Sleepy Eye Lake.

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Sleepy Eye, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,535
Population in Households 3,434
Population in Familes 2,768
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 2,017
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $45,035
Average Household Income $63,573
Per Capita Income $26,473


Total Housing Units 1,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,147 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $121,811
Average Home Value $135,811


Total Households 1,452
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 921
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 -0.22% -0.05%
Households -0.19% -0.01%
Families -0.13% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Sleepy Eye, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sleepy Eye 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 # 189 79th
Population Density # 74 92nd
Diversity Index # 113 88th
Median Household Income # 755 17th
Per Capita Income # 677 25th

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