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Chisago City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Chisago City had a population of 5,202 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chisago City is located at latitude 45.3456 and longitude -92.91 in Chisago County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chisago City (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.45 sq. miles and a water area of 2.36 sq. miles. Chisago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Chisago City (GNIS ID: 663797) 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 Chisago City 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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Chisago City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,202
Daytime Population: Workers 1,538
Daytime Population: Residents 2,741
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 5,066
Population in Familes 4,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density2 418
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $69,245
Average Household Income $84,512
Per Capita Income $34,222


Total Housing Units 2,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,680 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 459 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $287,710
Average Home Value $307,198


Total Households 2,139
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,412
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 0.68% 0.63%
Households 0.62% 0.59%
Families 1.12% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Chisago City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chisago City 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 # 142 84th
Population Density # 544 40th
Diversity Index # 563 38th
Median Household Income # 154 83rd
Per Capita Income # 175 81st

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