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The City of Fertile had a population of 887 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Fertile is located at latitude 47.5361 and longitude -96.2803 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fertile encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The City of Fertile 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 Fertile: City of Fertile.

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Fertile, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 887 (100%)
Population in Households 845 (95.3%)
Population in Families 648 (73.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 4.7%)
Population Density 427
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $52,975
Average Household Income $65,973
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $29,397
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 303 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $135,185
Average Home Value $175,497
Housing Affordability Index3 237


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.46% 0.49%
Households 0.58% 0.55%
Families 0.57% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.24%
Owner Occupied HU   0.84%

Fertile, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fertile to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 382 58th
Population Density # 550 39th
Median Household Income # 723 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 741 82nd
Per Capita Income # 613 32nd
Diversity Index # 597 34th

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