Red Wing, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Red Wing, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Red Wing had a population of 16,593 as of July 1, 2018. Red Wing 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 Red Wing is located at latitude 44.5813 and longitude -92.605 in Goodhue County. The formal boundaries for the City of Red Wing (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.6 sq. miles and a water area of 6.59 sq. miles. Goodhue County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The City of Red Wing (GNIS ID: 2396338) 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 Red Wing: City of Red Wing.

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Red Wing, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,593
Population in Households 16,074
Population in Familes 12,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 519
Population Density2 480
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $53,824
Average Household Income $70,873
Per Capita Income $30,441


Total Housing Units 7,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,788 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,285 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 581 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $181,585
Average Home Value $207,277


Total Households 7,073
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,328
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% 0.22%
Households 0.1% 0.23%
Families 0.0% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Red Wing, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Wing to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 67 93rd
Population Density # 509 44th
Diversity Index # 205 78th
Median Household Income # 521 43rd
Per Capita Income # 386 57th

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