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Hayward, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hayward had a population of 234 as of July 1, 2020. Hayward ranks in the lower 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 Hayward is located at latitude 43.6505 and longitude -93.2441 in Freeborn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hayward encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Freeborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The City of Hayward (GNIS ID: 2394338) 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 Hayward: City of Hayward, Haward.


Hayward, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 234 (100%)
Population in Households 230 (98.3%)
Population in Families 191 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 384
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $64,627
Average Household Income $79,514
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $32,896
Wealth Index5 87


Total HU (Housing Units) 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $153,333
Average Home Value $199,167
Housing Affordability Index3 261


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.64% -0.43%
Households -0.62% -0.57%
Families 0.66% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.45%


Hayward, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hayward to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 661 27th
Population Density # 584 35th
Median Household Income # 338 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 727 81st
Per Capita Income # 338 63rd
Diversity Index # 825 9th

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