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Brooten, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brooten had a population of 734 as of July 1, 2017. Brooten ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Brooten is located at latitude 45.5001 and longitude -95.1158 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brooten (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The City of Brooten (GNIS ID: 2393435) 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 Brooten population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 734
Daytime Population: Workers 399
Daytime Population: Residents 415
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 688
Population in Familes 527
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 467
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,858
Average Household Income $56,906
Per Capita Income $24,220


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $125,543
Average Home Value $163,778


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 173
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 -0.17% 0.16%
Households -0.24% 0.14%
Families 0.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Brooten, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brooten 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 # 419 54th
Population Density # 514 43rd
Diversity Index # 711 22nd
Median Household Income # 774 15th
Per Capita Income # 759 16th

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