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Hills, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Hills had a population of 724 as of July 1, 2017. 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 43.5276 and longitude -96.3593 in Rock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hills (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hills 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 Hills: Anderson, City of Hills.

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


Total Population 724
Daytime Population: Workers 217
Daytime Population: Residents 351
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 568
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 699
Population in Familes 582
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,169
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $48,809
Average Household Income $68,975
Per Capita Income $26,753


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $98,864
Average Home Value $150,781


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 193
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 0.95% 0.82%
Households 1.08% 0.84%
Families 2.02% 0.72%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   4.15%

Hills, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hills 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 # 422 53rd
Population Density # 209 77th
Diversity Index # 620 32nd
Median Household Income # 624 31st
Per Capita Income # 569 37th

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