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The City of Taunton had a population of 124 as of July 1, 2017. Taunton 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 Taunton is located at latitude 44.5942 and longitude -96.063 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taunton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The City of Taunton (GNIS ID: 2396033) 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 Taunton 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 Taunton: City of Taunton.

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


Total Population 124
Daytime Population: Workers 40
Daytime Population: Residents 58
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 98
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 115
Population in Familes 90
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 123
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $53,894
Average Household Income $66,823
Per Capita Income $27,034


Total Housing Units 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $107,500
Average Home Value $139,444


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 35
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 -1.56% -0.82%
Households -1.71% -1.02%
Families 0.0% -1.17%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Taunton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taunton 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 # 771 15th
Population Density # 777 14th
Diversity Index # 400 56th
Median Household Income # 483 47th
Per Capita Income # 554 39th

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