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Walnut Grove, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Walnut Grove had a population of 880 as of July 1, 2017. Walnut Grove 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 Walnut Grove is located at latitude 44.2249 and longitude -95.4693 in Redwood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walnut Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Redwood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

The City of Walnut Grove (GNIS ID: 2397182) 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 Walnut Grove 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 Walnut Grove: City of Walnut Grove.

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


Total Population 880
Daytime Population: Workers 260
Daytime Population: Residents 496
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 756
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 880
Population in Familes 765
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 829
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $44,037
Average Household Income $69,518
Per Capita Income $23,904


Total Housing Units 368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $102,841
Average Home Value $146,245


Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 218
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.14% -0.3%
Households -0.27% -0.53%
Families 0.52% -0.46%
Median Household Income   3.74%
Per Capita Income   4.64%

Walnut Grove, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Grove 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 # 378 58th
Population Density # 351 61st
Diversity Index # 91 90th
Median Household Income # 743 18th
Per Capita Income # 772 15th

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