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Nisswa, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Nisswa had a population of 1,984 as of July 1, 2017. 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 46.5007 and longitude -94.2978 in Crow Wing County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nisswa (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2395238) 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 Nisswa 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 Nisswa: City of Nisswa.

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


Total Population 1,984
Daytime Population: Workers 2,897
Daytime Population: Residents 983
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,880
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.96
Population in Households 1,984
Population in Familes 1,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $66,743
Average Household Income $94,372
Per Capita Income $41,283


Total Housing Units 1,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 737 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 655 (42.9%)
Median Home Value $312,019
Average Home Value $379,308


Total Households 872
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 613
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 0.09% 0.15%
Households -0.06% 0.11%
Families 0.14% 0.07%
Median Household Income   4.08%
Per Capita Income   3.98%

Nisswa, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nisswa 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 # 262 71st
Population Density # 714 21st
Diversity Index # 673 25th
Median Household Income # 181 80th
Per Capita Income # 59 94th

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