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Dassel, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dassel had a population of 1,703 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Dassel is located at latitude 45.0816 and longitude -94.3069 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dassel encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Meeker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Dassel (GNIS ID: 2393722) 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 Dassel: City of Dassel.

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Dassel, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,703 (100%)
Population in Households 1,653 (97.1%)
Population in Families 1,376 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 50 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 1,033
Diversity Index2 17
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,236
Average Household Income $65,084
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $24,592
Wealth Index5 59
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 447 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $181,928
Average Home Value $201,177
Housing Affordability Index3 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 658
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 445
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.45% 1.02%
Households 1.38% 1.04%
Families 1.82% 0.97%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   1.18%

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Dassel, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dassel to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 285 69th
Population Density # 273 70th
Median Household Income # 610 33rd
Housing Affordability Index # 420 47th
Per Capita Income # 797 12th
Diversity Index # 373 58th

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