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The City of Nielsville had a population of 103 as of July 1, 2017. Nielsville 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 Nielsville is located at latitude 47.5284 and longitude -96.8174 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nielsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Nielsville (GNIS ID: 2395234) 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 Nielsville 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 Nielsville: City of Nielsville.

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


Total Population 103
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 47
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 64
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 103
Population in Familes 84
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 285
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $43,387
Average Household Income $55,666
Per Capita Income $22,646


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $94,375


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 31
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 1.88% 1.14%
Households 1.86% 0.82%
Families 6.99% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Nielsville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nielsville 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 # 804 11th
Population Density # 627 31st
Diversity Index # 191 79th
Median Household Income # 759 16th
Per Capita Income # 827 9th

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