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The City of Nisswa had a population of 2,125 as of July 1, 2021. Nisswa 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 Nisswa is located at latitude 46.5205 and longitude -94.2886 in Crow Wing County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nisswa encompass a land area of 10.78 sq. miles and a water area of 7.56 sq. miles. Crow Wing County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

The City of Nisswa 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nisswa: City of Nisswa.

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


Total Population 2,125 (100%)
Population in Households 2,125 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,750 (82.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 197
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $71,479
Average Household Income $90,753
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $40,446
Wealth Index5 119


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 831 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 641 (40.3%)
Median Home Value $307,988
Average Home Value $367,827
Housing Affordability Index3 142


Total Households 951
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 661
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.67% 0.64%
Households 0.73% 0.71%
Families 0.76% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
Owner Occupied HU   0.97%

Nisswa, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nisswa 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 # 253 72nd
Population Density # 702 22nd
Median Household Income # 290 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 229 25th
Per Capita Income # 116 87th
Diversity Index # 705 22nd

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