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Barnesville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Barnesville had a population of 2,769 as of July 1, 2017. Barnesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Barnesville is located at latitude 46.6503 and longitude -96.4165 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barnesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Barnesville (GNIS ID: 2394065) 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 Barnesville 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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Barnesville, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,769
Daytime Population: Workers 1,130
Daytime Population: Residents 1,432
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,562
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,742
Population in Familes 2,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,342
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $57,140
Average Household Income $71,180
Per Capita Income $28,016


Total Housing Units 1,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 870 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $132,537
Average Home Value $144,397


Total Households 1,086
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 750
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 1.07% 1.31%
Households 0.96% 1.19%
Families 1.04% 1.15%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Barnesville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnesville 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 # 219 76th
Population Density # 171 81st
Diversity Index # 826 9th
Median Household Income # 383 58th
Per Capita Income # 477 47th

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