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Dalton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dalton had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2017. Dalton ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Dalton is located at latitude 46.1739 and longitude -95.9155 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dalton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,368 feet.

The City of Dalton (GNIS ID: 2393709) 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 Dalton 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 Dalton: City of Dalton.

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


Total Population 258
Daytime Population: Workers 99
Daytime Population: Residents 116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 215
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 258
Population in Familes 224
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,105
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $62,988
Average Household Income $86,344
Per Capita Income $35,182


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $222,059
Average Home Value $259,112


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 88
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 0.27% 0.23%
Households 0.24% 0.34%
Families 3.41% 0.23%
Median Household Income   4.23%
Per Capita Income   4.65%

Dalton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dalton 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 # 641 29th
Population Density # 239 74th
Diversity Index # 752 17th
Median Household Income # 241 73rd
Per Capita Income # 150 84th

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