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The City of Ada had a population of 1,778 as of July 1, 2017. Ada ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ada is located at latitude 47.2991 and longitude -96.5166 in Norman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ada (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Norman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 906 feet.

The City of Ada (GNIS ID: 2393879) 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 Ada 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 Ada: City of Ada.

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


Total Population 1,778
Daytime Population: Workers 1,166
Daytime Population: Residents 969
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,718
Population in Familes 1,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 1,278
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $52,456
Average Household Income $62,830
Per Capita Income $27,212


Total Housing Units 865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 557 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $80,328
Average Home Value $96,942


Total Households 767
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 456
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 0.56% 0.2%
Households 0.46% 0.16%
Families 0.62% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Ada, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ada 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 # 278 69th
Population Density # 185 80th
Diversity Index # 231 74th
Median Household Income # 532 41st
Per Capita Income # 547 40th

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