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Litchfield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Litchfield had a population of 6,726 as of July 1, 2017. Litchfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Litchfield is located at latitude 45.122 and longitude -94.5259 in Meeker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Litchfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Meeker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The City of Litchfield (GNIS ID: 2395732) 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 Litchfield 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 Litchfield: City of Litchfield.

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


Total Population 6,726
Daytime Population: Workers 4,630
Daytime Population: Residents 3,200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,830
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 6,520
Population in Familes 5,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 206
Population Density2 1,517
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $53,486
Average Household Income $67,037
Per Capita Income $27,792


Total Housing Units 2,960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,917 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 833 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $147,227
Average Home Value $181,292


Total Households 2,750
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,750
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 0.0% 0.1%
Households 0.02% 0.1%
Families 0.01% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Litchfield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Litchfield 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 # 126 86th
Population Density # 133 85th
Diversity Index # 225 75th
Median Household Income # 493 46th
Per Capita Income # 497 45th

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