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Kettle River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Kettle River had a population of 187 as of July 1, 2017. Kettle River 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 Kettle River is located at latitude 46.4861 and longitude -92.8776 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kettle River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Kettle River (GNIS ID: 2395522) 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 Kettle River 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 Kettle River: City of Kettle River.

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


Total Population 187
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 141
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 187
Population in Familes 150
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 488
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $49,270
Average Household Income $55,889
Per Capita Income $23,362


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $146,429
Average Home Value $206,786


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 53
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 0.53% 0.63%
Households 0.52% 0.48%
Families 0.26% 0.37%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Kettle River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kettle River 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 # 707 22nd
Population Density # 501 45th
Diversity Index # 755 16th
Median Household Income # 613 32nd
Per Capita Income # 800 12th

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