Crookston, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Crookston, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Crookston had a population of 7,907 as of July 1, 2018. Crookston 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 Crookston is located at latitude 47.7747 and longitude -96.6062 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crookston (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 876 feet.

The City of Crookston (GNIS ID: 2393678) 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 Crookston: City of Crookston.

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


Total Population 7,907
Population in Households 6,994
Population in Familes 5,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 913
Population Density2 1,537
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $45,308
Average Household Income $62,431
Per Capita Income $26,506


Total Housing Units 3,333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,983 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,126 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $105,511
Average Home Value $122,858


Total Households 3,108
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,719
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 0.02% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.12%
Families -0.17% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Crookston, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crookston 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 # 117 87th
Population Density # 132 86th
Diversity Index # 90 90th
Median Household Income # 748 17th
Per Capita Income # 674 26th

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