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Kiester, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Kiester had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2017. Kiester ranks in the upper 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 Kiester is located at latitude 43.5365 and longitude -93.7112 in Faribault County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kiester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Faribault County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Kiester (GNIS ID: 2395527) 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 Kiester 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 Kiester: City of Kiester.

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


Total Population 467
Daytime Population: Workers 69
Daytime Population: Residents 238
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 307
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 467
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,070
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $40,555
Average Household Income $56,676
Per Capita Income $26,117


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $73,387
Average Home Value $107,473


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 139
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 -0.96% -0.69%
Households -0.92% -0.71%
Families -0.2% -0.88%
Median Household Income   5.25%
Per Capita Income   3.79%

Kiester, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kiester 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 # 518 43rd
Population Density # 251 72nd
Diversity Index # 217 76th
Median Household Income # 810 11th
Per Capita Income # 629 31st

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