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The City of Ulen had a population of 563 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ulen is located at latitude 47.0784 and longitude -96.2586 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ulen (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The City of Ulen (GNIS ID: 2397080) 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 Ulen 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 Ulen: City of Ulen, Uhlen.

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


Total Population 563
Daytime Population: Workers 688
Daytime Population: Residents 329
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,017
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.81
Population in Households 539
Population in Familes 414
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 495
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $50,518
Average Household Income $62,780
Per Capita Income $26,599


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $121,094
Average Home Value $150,135


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 147
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 0.4% 0.67%
Households 0.41% 0.66%
Families 1.71% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Ulen, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ulen 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 # 488 46th
Population Density # 495 46th
Diversity Index # 329 63rd
Median Household Income # 584 36th
Per Capita Income # 587 35th

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