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Carlton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Carlton had a population of 867 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carlton is located at latitude 46.6562 and longitude -92.4192 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Carlton (GNIS ID: 2393747) 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 Carlton 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 Carlton: City of Carlton, Northern Pacific Junction.

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Carlton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 867
Daytime Population: Workers 1,070
Daytime Population: Residents 418
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,488
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.72
Population in Households 809
Population in Familes 655
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 423
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $56,833
Average Household Income $72,489
Per Capita Income $28,317


Total Housing Units 355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $184,608


Total Households 336
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 225
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 0.08% 0.16%
Households -0.04% 0.06%
Families 3.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Carlton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlton 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 # 385 58th
Population Density # 540 40th
Diversity Index # 492 46th
Median Household Income # 394 57th
Per Capita Income # 460 49th

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