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Peterson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Peterson had a population of 202 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Peterson is located at latitude 43.7885 and longitude -91.832 in Fillmore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peterson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Fillmore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Peterson (GNIS ID: 2396194) 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 Peterson 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 Peterson: City of Peterson.

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


Total Population 202
Daytime Population: Workers 76
Daytime Population: Residents 80
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 156
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 199
Population in Familes 172
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 416
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $54,361
Average Household Income $66,560
Per Capita Income $27,307


Total Housing Units 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $177,778
Average Home Value $236,932


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.21% 0.39%
Households 0.28% 0.4%
Families 2.74% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Peterson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peterson 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 # 691 24th
Population Density # 547 40th
Diversity Index # 564 38th
Median Household Income # 471 48th
Per Capita Income # 538 41st

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