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Ranier, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Ranier had a population of 501 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ranier is located at latitude 48.6043 and longitude -93.3575 in Koochiching County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ranier (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Koochiching County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The City of Ranier (GNIS ID: 2396320) 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.

The City of Ranier is located within Unorganized Territory of Rainy Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Koochiching County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ranier 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 Ranier: City of Ranier.

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


Total Population 501
Daytime Population: Workers 154
Daytime Population: Residents 280
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 434
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 499
Population in Familes 366
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 472
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,389
Average Household Income $62,119
Per Capita Income $28,941


Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $127,083
Average Home Value $198,429


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 142
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 -0.41% -0.61%
Households -0.34% -0.59%
Families -1.11% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Ranier, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ranier 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 # 508 44th
Population Density # 511 44th
Diversity Index # 458 49th
Median Household Income # 591 35th
Per Capita Income # 419 54th

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