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The City of Middle River had a population of 309 as of July 1, 2021. Middle River ranks in the lower 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 Middle River is located at latitude 48.4341 and longitude -96.1642 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Middle River encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

The City of Middle River 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 Middle River: City of Middle River.

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Middle River, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 309 (100%)
Population in Households 309 (100.0%)
Population in Families 244 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 622
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $43,822
Average Household Income $59,541
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $25,882
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $140,217
Average Home Value $200,197
Housing Affordability Index3 194


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.17% 0.06%
Households 0.12% 0.13%
Families 2.07% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%

Middle River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middle River to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 612 32nd
Population Density # 438 52nd
Median Household Income # 849 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 564 62nd
Per Capita Income # 785 13th
Diversity Index # 776 15th

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