Dodge Center, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dodge Center, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Dodge Center had a population of 3,122 as of July 1, 2017. Dodge Center ranks in the upper 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 Dodge Center is located at latitude 44.0287 and longitude -92.8508 in Dodge County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dodge Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dodge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Dodge Center (GNIS ID: 2394540) 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 Dodge Center 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 Dodge Center: City of Dodge Center.

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


Total Population 3,122
Daytime Population: Workers 1,370
Daytime Population: Residents 1,455
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,825
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 3,067
Population in Familes 2,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 1,498
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $57,458
Average Household Income $70,640
Per Capita Income $26,714


Total Housing Units 1,244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 883 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $129,206
Average Home Value $151,842


Total Households 1,170
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 798
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 2.18% 1.59%
Households 2.2% 1.61%
Families 2.67% 1.6%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Dodge Center, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dodge Center 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 # 203 78th
Population Density # 137 85th
Diversity Index # 164 82nd
Median Household Income # 374 59th
Per Capita Income # 575 37th

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