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Tonka Bay, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Tonka Bay had a population of 1,508 as of July 1, 2017. Tonka Bay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tonka Bay is located at latitude 44.9149 and longitude -93.5867 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tonka Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Tonka Bay (GNIS ID: 2397036) 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 Tonka Bay 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 Tonka Bay: City of Tonka Bay.

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


Total Population 1,508
Daytime Population: Workers 270
Daytime Population: Residents 716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 986
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,508
Population in Familes 1,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,621
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $128,437
Average Household Income $195,416
Per Capita Income $77,104


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $708,791
Average Home Value $763,526


Total Households 595
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 465
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 0.31% 0.33%
Households 0.21% 0.27%
Families 0.21% 0.3%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.25%

Tonka Bay, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tonka Bay 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 # 295 68th
Population Density # 113 88th
Diversity Index # 748 18th
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

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