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Deer River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Deer River had a population of 969 as of July 1, 2019. 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 47.333 and longitude -93.7927 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Deer River 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Deer River, MN Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Deer River, MN Wealth Index is 44
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 969 (100%)
Population in Households 941 (97.1%)
Population in Families 718 (74.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 28 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 758
Diversity Index2 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,370
Average Household Income $51,013
Per Capita Income $21,278
Wealth Index4 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $117,105
Housing Affordability Index3 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 413
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.31% 0.37%
Households 0.29% 0.38%
Families 1.42% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Deer River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer River to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 374 59th
Population Density # 389 57th
Diversity Index # 189 79th
Median Household Income # 894 1st
Per Capita Income # 865 4th

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