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Hector, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hector had a population of 929 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hector is located at latitude 44.742 and longitude -94.7134 in Renville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hector (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Renville County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Hector (GNIS ID: 2394344) 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 Hector 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 Hector: City of Hector.

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


Total Population 929
Daytime Population: Workers 660
Daytime Population: Residents 397
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,057
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 927
Population in Familes 717
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 598
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $49,095
Average Household Income $66,044
Per Capita Income $29,506


Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $91,544
Average Home Value $114,208


Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 259
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 -2.91% -1.88%
Households -2.82% -1.84%
Families -2.96% -1.93%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Hector, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hector 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 # 373 59th
Population Density # 439 52nd
Diversity Index # 252 72nd
Median Household Income # 617 32nd
Per Capita Income # 392 57th

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