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Sleepy Eye, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Sleepy Eye had a population of 3,508 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sleepy Eye population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,508
Daytime Population: Workers 1,872
Daytime Population: Residents 1,639
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,511
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 3,404
Population in Familes 2,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 2,002
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $45,396
Average Household Income $61,207
Per Capita Income $25,511


Total Housing Units 1,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,108 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $108,895
Average Home Value $128,907


Total Households 1,441
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 919
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 -0.35% -0.24%
Households -0.32% -0.21%
Families -0.18% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   4.13%

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, 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 # 190 79th
Population Density # 73 92nd
Diversity Index # 114 88th
Median Household Income # 703 22nd
Per Capita Income # 686 24th

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