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Princeton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Princeton had a population of 4,890 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Princeton is located at latitude 45.5677 and longitude -93.592 in Mille Lacs County. The formal boundaries for the City of Princeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Mille Lacs County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 981 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Princeton are located in Mille Lacs County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Sherburne County.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2396279) 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 Princeton 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 Princeton: City of Princeton.

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


Total Population 4,890
Daytime Population: Workers 4,847
Daytime Population: Residents 2,799
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,646
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.56
Population in Households 4,780
Population in Familes 3,707
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density2 982
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $43,750
Average Household Income $55,994
Per Capita Income $22,488


Total Housing Units 2,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,330 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 665 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $139,949
Average Home Value $178,681


Total Households 1,995
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,283
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 0.42% 0.53%
Households 0.34% 0.51%
Families 1.09% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Princeton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton 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 # 150 84th
Population Density # 289 68th
Diversity Index # 468 48th
Median Household Income # 751 17th
Per Capita Income # 829 9th

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