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Vergas, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Vergas had a population of 349 as of July 1, 2017. Vergas 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 Vergas is located at latitude 46.6549 and longitude -95.8035 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vergas (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,411 feet.

The City of Vergas (GNIS ID: 2397125) 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 Vergas 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 Vergas: Altona, City of Vergas.

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


Total Population 349
Daytime Population: Workers 201
Daytime Population: Residents 151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 352
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 349
Population in Familes 292
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 239
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $54,865
Average Household Income $77,502
Per Capita Income $33,360


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $212,000
Average Home Value $267,530


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.73% 0.57%
Households 0.77% 0.53%
Families 6.08% 0.44%
Median Household Income   4.73%
Per Capita Income   4.12%

Vergas, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vergas 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 # 580 36th
Population Density # 667 27th
Diversity Index # 738 18th
Median Household Income # 455 50th
Per Capita Income # 210 77th

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