Dent, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dent, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dent had a population of 209 as of July 1, 2017. Dent 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 Dent is located at latitude 46.5528 and longitude -95.7181 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dent (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,375 feet.

The City of Dent (GNIS ID: 2394517) 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 Dent 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 Dent: City of Dent.

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


Total Population 209
Daytime Population: Workers 81
Daytime Population: Residents 103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 184
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 209
Population in Familes 173
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 546
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $51,259
Average Household Income $66,324
Per Capita Income $29,609


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $207,692
Average Home Value $224,342


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 60
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 1.18% 0.85%
Households 1.19% 0.92%
Families 1.73% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.93%

Dent, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dent 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 # 681 25th
Population Density # 464 49th
Diversity Index # 791 12th
Median Household Income # 570 37th
Per Capita Income # 382 58th

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