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Lonsdale, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lonsdale had a population of 3,958 as of July 1, 2017. Lonsdale ranks in the upper 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 Lonsdale is located at latitude 44.4775 and longitude -93.4203 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lonsdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Lonsdale (GNIS ID: 2395762) 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 Lonsdale 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 Lonsdale: City of Lonsdale.

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


Total Population 3,958
Daytime Population: Workers 695
Daytime Population: Residents 1,752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,447
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 3,955
Population in Familes 3,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,441
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $77,360
Average Household Income $86,143
Per Capita Income $30,111


Total Housing Units 1,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,197 (86.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $212,305
Average Home Value $228,008


Total Households 1,369
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,047
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 1.03% 0.88%
Households 0.96% 0.86%
Families 0.97% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Lonsdale, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lonsdale 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 # 174 81st
Population Density # 150 84th
Diversity Index # 546 40th
Median Household Income # 104 89th
Per Capita Income # 359 60th

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