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Foreston, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Foreston had a population of 542 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Foreston is located at latitude 45.7271 and longitude -93.7089 in Mille Lacs County. The formal boundaries for the City of Foreston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mille Lacs County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Foreston (GNIS ID: 2394790) 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 Foreston 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 Foreston: City of Foreston.

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


Total Population 542
Daytime Population: Workers 264
Daytime Population: Residents 242
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 506
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 542
Population in Familes 452
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 381
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $60,044
Average Household Income $72,353
Per Capita Income $26,566


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $171,111
Average Home Value $194,684


Total Households 206
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 149
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 0.23% 0.51%
Households 0.27% 0.39%
Families 1.37% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Foreston, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foreston 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 # 494 46th
Population Density # 578 36th
Diversity Index # 417 54th
Median Household Income # 302 67th
Per Capita Income # 592 35th

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