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Worthington, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Worthington had a population of 13,362 as of July 1, 2017. Worthington 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 Worthington is located at latitude 43.6292 and longitude -95.5971 in Nobles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Worthington (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.36 sq. miles and a water area of 1.4 sq. miles. Nobles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,594 feet.

The City of Worthington (GNIS ID: 2397378) 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 Worthington 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 Worthington: City of Worthington, Okabena.

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


Total Population 13,362
Daytime Population: Workers 9,377
Daytime Population: Residents 7,059
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,436
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 13,046
Population in Familes 10,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density2 1,814
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $46,118
Average Household Income $62,624
Per Capita Income $21,903


Total Housing Units 4,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,868 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,748 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $114,038
Average Home Value $144,434


Total Households 4,616
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 3,009
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 0.63% 0.43%
Households 0.48% 0.37%
Families 0.43% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Worthington, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Worthington 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 # 81 91st
Population Density # 93 90th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 686 24th
Per Capita Income # 846 7th

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