Nashwauk, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nashwauk, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Nashwauk had a population of 1,033 as of July 1, 2017. Nashwauk ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Nashwauk is located at latitude 47.3807 and longitude -93.1652 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nashwauk (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.72 sq. miles. Itasca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,526 feet.

The City of Nashwauk (GNIS ID: 2395156) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Nashwauk is located within Township of Nashwauk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Itasca County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nashwauk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,033
Daytime Population: Workers 444
Daytime Population: Residents 564
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,008
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,032
Population in Familes 758
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 71
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $39,696
Average Household Income $52,638
Per Capita Income $24,527


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 352 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $90,774
Average Home Value $125,355


Total Households 473
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 273
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 0.69% 0.54%
Households 0.63% 0.54%
Families 0.78% 0.51%
Median Household Income   5.06%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Nashwauk, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nashwauk 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 # 359 60th
Population Density # 839 7th
Diversity Index # 729 20th
Median Household Income # 829 9th
Per Capita Income # 744 18th

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