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The City of Slayton had a population of 2,092 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Slayton is located at latitude 43.9903 and longitude -95.7577 in Murray County. The formal boundaries for the City of Slayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Murray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,608 feet.

The City of Slayton (GNIS ID: 2395897) 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 Slayton 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 Slayton: City of Slayton.

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


Total Population 2,092
Daytime Population: Workers 1,901
Daytime Population: Residents 1,040
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,941
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 2,028
Population in Familes 1,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 1,069
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $53,743
Average Household Income $63,797
Per Capita Income $27,954


Total Housing Units 1,027 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $94,923
Average Home Value $119,747


Total Households 916
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 576
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 -0.4% -0.55%
Households -0.44% -0.62%
Families 0.24% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Slayton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Slayton 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 # 253 72nd
Population Density # 253 72nd
Diversity Index # 647 28th
Median Household Income # 488 46th
Per Capita Income # 481 47th

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