Le Center, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Le Center, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Le Center had a population of 2,411 as of July 1, 2017. Le Center ranks in the upper 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 Le Center is located at latitude 44.3861 and longitude -93.7322 in Le Sueur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Le Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Le Sueur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Le Center (GNIS ID: 2395652) 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 Le Center 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 Le Center: City of Le Center, Le Sueur Center.

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


Total Population 2,411
Daytime Population: Workers 1,273
Daytime Population: Residents 1,250
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,523
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 2,363
Population in Familes 1,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 1,597
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $51,833
Average Household Income $63,313
Per Capita Income $23,854


Total Housing Units 971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 634 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $154,861
Average Home Value $193,454


Total Households 881
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 605
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 -0.49% -0.26%
Households -0.52% -0.23%
Families -0.54% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Le Center, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Le Center 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 # 238 74th
Population Density # 118 87th
Diversity Index # 61 93rd
Median Household Income # 553 39th
Per Capita Income # 777 14th

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