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Hills, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hills had a population of 772 as of July 1, 2019. Hills 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 Hills is located at latitude 43.528 and longitude -96.3587 in Rock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hills encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,489 feet.

The City of Hills (GNIS ID: 2394383) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hills: Anderson, City of Hills.

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Hills, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hills, MN Housing Affordability Index is 242
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Hills, MN Wealth Index is 92
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 772 (100%)
Population in Households 748 (96.9%)
Population in Families 620 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 24 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 1,226
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,390
Average Household Income $77,988
Per Capita Income $29,683
Wealth Index4 92

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $127,976
Housing Affordability Index3 242
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 205
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.45% 0.84%
Households 1.53% 0.86%
Families 2.24% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Hills, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hills to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 409 55th
Population Density # 203 78th
Diversity Index # 622 31st
Median Household Income # 461 49th
Per Capita Income # 521 42nd

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