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Bluffton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bluffton had a population of 219 as of July 1, 2017. Bluffton ranks in the lower 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 Bluffton is located at latitude 46.4694 and longitude -95.2339 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bluffton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The City of Bluffton (GNIS ID: 2394210) 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton: City of Bluffton.

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


Total Population 219
Daytime Population: Workers 26
Daytime Population: Residents 102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 128
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 219
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 79
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $57,996
Average Household Income $73,377
Per Capita Income $27,589


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (87.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $179,333


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 64
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 0.78% 0.63%
Households 0.68% 0.71%
Families 2.37% 0.62%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   4.08%

Bluffton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluffton 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 # 672 26th
Population Density # 827 9th
Diversity Index # 649 29th
Median Household Income # 354 61st
Per Capita Income # 516 43rd

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