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Crookston, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Crookston had a population of 7,818 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Crookston 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 Crookston: City of Crookston.

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


Total Population 7,818
Daytime Population: Workers 4,451
Daytime Population: Residents 3,953
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,404
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 6,905
Population in Familes 5,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 913
Population Density2 1,519
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $44,739
Average Household Income $60,832
Per Capita Income $25,860


Total Housing Units 3,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,829 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,237 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 260 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $97,456
Average Home Value $111,872


Total Households 3,066
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,705
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 -0.13% -0.03%
Households -0.19% -0.09%
Families -0.3% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 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 # 118 87th
Population Density # 131 86th
Diversity Index # 83 91st
Median Household Income # 716 21st
Per Capita Income # 654 28th

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