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Big Falls, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Big Falls had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2017. Big Falls ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Falls is located at latitude 48.1796 and longitude -93.8093 in Koochiching County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Koochiching County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

The City of Big Falls (GNIS ID: 2394163) 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 Big Falls 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 Big Falls: City of Big Falls.

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


Total Population 245
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 123
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 178
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 244
Population in Familes 186
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $40,294
Average Household Income $47,747
Per Capita Income $22,816


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $86,905
Average Home Value $125,227


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.52% 0.0%
Households 0.52% 0.15%
Families 3.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Big Falls, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Falls 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 # 651 28th
Population Density # 870 4th
Diversity Index # 430 53rd
Median Household Income # 815 10th
Per Capita Income # 821 9th

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