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The City of Dassel had a population of 1,691 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dassel is located at latitude 45.0849 and longitude -94.317 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dassel (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dassel 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 Dassel: City of Dassel.

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


Total Population 1,691
Daytime Population: Workers 929
Daytime Population: Residents 936
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,865
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,641
Population in Familes 1,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,040
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $51,063
Average Household Income $62,216
Per Capita Income $23,977


Total Housing Units 668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $155,469
Average Home Value $204,590


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 447
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 1.96% 1.25%
Households 1.91% 1.22%
Families 2.64% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Dassel, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dassel 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 # 285 69th
Population Density # 264 71st
Diversity Index # 356 61st
Median Household Income # 571 37th
Per Capita Income # 768 15th

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