Thief River Falls, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Thief River Falls, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Thief River Falls had a population of 8,991 as of July 1, 2018. Thief River Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Thief River Falls is located at latitude 48.1112 and longitude -96.1776 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thief River Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The City of Thief River Falls (GNIS ID: 2396049) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thief River Falls: City of Thief River Falls.

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Thief River Falls, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,991
Population in Households 8,751
Population in Familes 6,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 240
Population Density2 1,574
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $44,604
Average Household Income $59,732
Per Capita Income $26,553


Total Housing Units 4,292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,561 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,451 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $112,653
Average Home Value $125,742


Total Households 4,012
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,271
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.49%
Households 0.56% 0.51%
Families 0.69% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Thief River Falls, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thief River Falls to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 106 88th
Population Density # 128 86th
Diversity Index # 216 76th
Median Household Income # 759 16th
Per Capita Income # 669 26th

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