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Pipestone, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Pipestone had a population of 4,114 as of July 1, 2017. Pipestone ranks in the upper 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 Pipestone is located at latitude 43.9954 and longitude -96.3111 in Pipestone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pipestone (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pipestone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,736 feet.

The City of Pipestone (GNIS ID: 2396214) 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 Pipestone 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 Pipestone: City of Pipestone, Pipestone City.

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


Total Population 4,114
Daytime Population: Workers 3,312
Daytime Population: Residents 1,914
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,226
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 3,968
Population in Familes 2,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density2 984
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $45,441
Average Household Income $58,447
Per Capita Income $26,393


Total Housing Units 2,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,159 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 674 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $88,636
Average Home Value $108,801


Total Households 1,834
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,025
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 -0.66% -0.69%
Households -0.65% -0.69%
Families -0.77% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Pipestone, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pipestone 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 # 169 81st
Population Density # 287 68th
Diversity Index # 119 87th
Median Household Income # 702 23rd
Per Capita Income # 608 33rd

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