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Waubun, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Waubun had a population of 422 as of July 1, 2017. Waubun ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Waubun is located at latitude 47.1839 and longitude -95.9401 in Mahnomen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waubun (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahnomen County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,247 feet.

The City of Waubun (GNIS ID: 2397219) 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 Waubun 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 Waubun: City of Waubun, Waabanong.

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


Total Population 422
Daytime Population: Workers 163
Daytime Population: Residents 240
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 403
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 419
Population in Familes 348
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 825
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $46,228
Average Household Income $61,780
Per Capita Income $23,616


Total Housing Units 197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $112,143
Average Home Value $138,000


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 118
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 0.74% 0.05%
Households 0.68% 0.0%
Families 1.23% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.32%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Waubun, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waubun 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 # 546 40th
Population Density # 352 61st
Diversity Index # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 681 25th
Per Capita Income # 786 13th

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