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Darwin, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Darwin had a population of 331 as of July 1, 2017. Darwin ranks in the lower 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 Darwin is located at latitude 45.096 and longitude -94.4143 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Darwin (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Meeker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The City of Darwin (GNIS ID: 2393721) 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 Darwin 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 Darwin: City of Darwin.

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


Total Population 331
Daytime Population: Workers 70
Daytime Population: Residents 146
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 216
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 326
Population in Familes 282
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 167
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $61,571
Average Household Income $80,488
Per Capita Income $33,708


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $284,524
Average Home Value $300,000


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 101
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 -0.77% -0.49%
Households -0.71% -0.46%
Families 1.45% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Darwin, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darwin 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 # 599 34th
Population Density # 731 19th
Diversity Index # 497 46th
Median Household Income # 277 70th
Per Capita Income # 194 79th

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