Big Falls, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Big Falls, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Big Falls had a population of 247 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Falls: City of Big Falls.

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Big Falls, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 247
Population in Households 246
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 41
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $39,991
Average Household Income $46,999
Per Capita Income $22,440


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $90,244
Average Home Value $130,720


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.55% -0.16%
Households 0.55% -0.3%
Families 3.09% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 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 # 651 28th
Population Density # 870 4th
Diversity Index # 456 50th
Median Household Income # 835 8th
Per Capita Income # 839 7th

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