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Winthrop, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Winthrop had a population of 1,450 as of July 1, 2017. Winthrop ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Winthrop is located at latitude 44.5433 and longitude -94.3613 in Sibley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winthrop (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sibley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The City of Winthrop (GNIS ID: 2397352) 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 Winthrop 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 Winthrop: City of Winthrop.

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


Total Population 1,450
Daytime Population: Workers 720
Daytime Population: Residents 645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,365
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,410
Population in Familes 1,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,368
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $43,491
Average Household Income $54,595
Per Capita Income $23,366


Total Housing Units 660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $105,255
Average Home Value $121,814


Total Households 596
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 364
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 0.5% 0.36%
Households 0.52% 0.37%
Families 0.35% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Winthrop, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winthrop 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 # 304 67th
Population Density # 165 82nd
Diversity Index # 168 82nd
Median Household Income # 755 17th
Per Capita Income # 798 12th

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