Deer River, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Deer River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Deer River had a population of 965 as of July 1, 2018. Deer River 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 Deer River is located at latitude 47.341 and longitude -93.7962 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Deer River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Itasca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Deer River (GNIS ID: 2394489) 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 Deer River: City of Deer River.

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Deer River, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 965
Population in Households 938
Population in Familes 711
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 748
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $32,166
Average Household Income $49,743
Per Capita Income $20,995


Total Housing Units 448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $87,941
Average Home Value $132,865


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 244
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 0.45% 0.45%
Households 0.39% 0.44%
Families 1.72% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Deer River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer River 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 # 372 59th
Population Density # 388 57th
Diversity Index # 187 80th
Median Household Income # 896 1st
Per Capita Income # 866 4th

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