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Bena, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Bena had a population of 139 as of July 1, 2017. Bena ranks in the upper 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 Bena is located at latitude 47.34 and longitude -94.2064 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bena (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,316 feet.

The City of Bena (GNIS ID: 2394131) 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 Bena 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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Bena, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 139
Daytime Population: Workers 21
Daytime Population: Residents 84
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 105
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 275
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $40,355
Average Household Income $49,503
Per Capita Income $17,215


Total Housing Units 71 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (28.2%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $138,571


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 35
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 2.53% 1.53%
Households 2.38% 1.52%
Families 5.34% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Bena, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bena 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 # 757 16th
Population Density # 641 29th
Diversity Index # 33 96th
Median Household Income # 814 10th
Per Capita Income # 900 1st

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