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Trail, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Trail had a population of 46 as of July 1, 2017. Trail ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Trail is located at latitude 47.7833 and longitude -95.698 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Trail (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Trail (GNIS ID: 2397047) 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 Trail 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 Trail: City of Trail.

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


Total Population 46
Daytime Population: Workers 13
Daytime Population: Residents 24
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 46
Population in Familes 38
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 46
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,878
Average Household Income $55,676
Per Capita Income $24,712


Total Housing Units 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $134,524


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 17
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.0% 0.43%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 4.92% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Trail, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trail 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 # 884 2nd
Population Density # 866 4th
Diversity Index # 501 45th
Median Household Income # 577 36th
Per Capita Income # 731 19th

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