Winsted, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Winsted, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Winsted had a population of 2,440 as of July 1, 2017. Winsted ranks in the upper 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 Winsted is located at latitude 44.9587 and longitude -94.049 in McLeod County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winsted (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McLeod County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of Winsted (GNIS ID: 2397351) 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 Winsted population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,440
Daytime Population: Workers 1,507
Daytime Population: Residents 1,218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,725
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 2,376
Population in Familes 1,901
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 1,327
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $59,272
Average Household Income $73,266
Per Capita Income $29,426


Total Housing Units 1,028 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 763 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $168,416
Average Home Value $201,376


Total Households 985
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 642
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% 0.14%
Households 0.54% 0.16%
Families 1.03% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Winsted, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winsted 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 # 236 74th
Population Density # 174 81st
Diversity Index # 574 37th
Median Household Income # 326 64th
Per Capita Income # 399 56th

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