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The Mahtowa CDP(1) had a population of 418 as of July 1, 2021. Mahtowa ranks in the lower 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 Mahtowa is located at latitude 46.5738 and longitude -92.6319 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the Mahtowa Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

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


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Mahtowa, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 418 (100%)
Population in Households 416 (99.5%)
Population in Families 364 (87.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 40
Diversity Index2 8
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,765
Average Household Income $104,962
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $40,407
Wealth Index5 139
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (88.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $242,500
Average Home Value $253,808
Housing Affordability Index3 208
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 160
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.09% 0.94%
Households 1.07% 0.98%
Families 1.1% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
Owner Occupied HU   1.04%

Mahtowa, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mahtowa to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 552 39th
Population Density # 871 4th
Median Household Income # 191 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 634 70th
Per Capita Income # 117 87th
Diversity Index # 758 16th

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