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The City of Worthington had a population of 13,142 as of July 1, 2021. 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 43.62 and longitude -95.5964 in Nobles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Worthington 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Worthington: City of Worthington, Okabena.

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Worthington, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 13,142 (100%)
Population in Households 12,826 (97.6%)
Population in Families 9,993 (76.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 316 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 1,678
Diversity Index2 86


Median Household Income $53,221
Average Household Income $63,677
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $21,911
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,863 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,647 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $158,097
Average Home Value $181,348
Housing Affordability Index3 182


Total Households 4,510
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 2,910
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.26% 0.24%
Households 0.1% 0.18%
Families -0.02% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%

Worthington, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Worthington to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 84 91st
Population Density # 116 87th
Median Household Income # 711 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 476 53rd
Per Capita Income # 873 3rd
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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