Waubun, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Waubun, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Waubun had a population of 405 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waubun: City of Waubun, Waabanong.

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


Total Population 405
Population in Households 403
Population in Familes 335
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 791
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $46,262
Average Household Income $64,092
Per Capita Income $24,020


Total Housing Units 182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $115,678
Average Home Value $135,950


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.15% 0.05%
Households -0.08% 0.0%
Families 0.55% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

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, 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 # 558 38th
Population Density # 367 60th
Diversity Index # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 718 21st
Per Capita Income # 798 12th

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