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The City of Cosmos had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cosmos is located at latitude 44.9349 and longitude -94.6947 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cosmos (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Meeker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

The City of Cosmos (GNIS ID: 2393643) 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 Cosmos 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 Cosmos: City of Cosmos.

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


Total Population 425
Daytime Population: Workers 245
Daytime Population: Residents 200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 445
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 337
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 381
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $53,790
Average Household Income $67,948
Per Capita Income $29,466


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $102,174
Average Home Value $152,011


Total Households 206
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 130
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 -1.47% -0.91%
Households -1.45% -0.79%
Families 1.11% -0.94%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   3.76%

Cosmos, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cosmos 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 # 545 40th
Population Density # 577 36th
Diversity Index # 571 38th
Median Household Income # 486 46th
Per Capita Income # 394 57th

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