Esko, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Esko, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Esko Census Designated Place had a population of 1,929 as of July 1, 2017. Esko 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 Esko is located at latitude 46.71 and longitude -92.3721 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the Esko Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The Esko Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628675) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Esko Census Designated Place is located within Township of Thomson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carlton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Esko 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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Esko, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,929
Daytime Population: Workers 628
Daytime Population: Residents 928
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,556
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,927
Population in Familes 1,716
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 397
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $76,311
Average Household Income $85,642
Per Capita Income $31,513


Total Housing Units 732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (87.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $216,844
Average Home Value $249,337


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 556
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 0.44% 0.44%
Households 0.32% 0.37%
Families 0.05% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Esko, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Esko 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 # 265 71st
Population Density # 565 38th
Diversity Index # 758 16th
Median Household Income # 111 88th
Per Capita Income # 283 69th

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