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Karlstad, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Karlstad had a population of 792 as of July 1, 2017. Karlstad ranks in 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 Karlstad is located at latitude 48.578 and longitude -96.5161 in Kittson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Karlstad (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kittson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

The City of Karlstad (GNIS ID: 2395493) 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 Karlstad 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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Karlstad, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 792
Daytime Population: Workers 679
Daytime Population: Residents 407
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,086
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 748
Population in Familes 573
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 519
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $45,829
Average Household Income $55,810
Per Capita Income $25,549


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $68,750
Average Home Value $83,186


Total Households 349
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 200
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 0.57% -0.15%
Households 0.73% -0.11%
Families 0.78% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Karlstad, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Karlstad 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 # 403 56th
Population Density # 479 47th
Diversity Index # 893 1st
Median Household Income # 694 23rd
Per Capita Income # 683 25th

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