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Willow River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Willow River had a population of 418 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Willow River is located at latitude 46.3238 and longitude -92.8298 in Pine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Willow River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Pine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Willow River (GNIS ID: 2397324) 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 Willow River: City of Willow River.

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


Total Population 418
Population in Households 383
Population in Familes 304
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 245
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $42,433
Average Household Income $60,833
Per Capita Income $23,540


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $205,106


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 114
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 0.09% 0.14%
Households 0.14% 0.23%
Families 1.24% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Willow River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow River 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 # 548 40th
Population Density # 666 27th
Diversity Index # 385 57th
Median Household Income # 793 12th
Per Capita Income # 815 10th

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