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Cold Spring, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Cold Spring had a population of 4,195 as of July 1, 2017. Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring is located at latitude 45.4574 and longitude -94.4298 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cold Spring (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Cold Spring (GNIS ID: 2393590) 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 Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring: City of Cold Spring.

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


Total Population 4,195
Daytime Population: Workers 2,426
Daytime Population: Residents 2,113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 4,120
Population in Familes 3,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 1,573
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $66,532
Average Household Income $80,248
Per Capita Income $30,507


Total Housing Units 1,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,222 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $181,151
Average Home Value $210,405


Total Households 1,599
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,138
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 0.57% 0.71%
Households 0.44% 0.63%
Families 1.13% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Cold Spring, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cold Spring 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 # 167 82nd
Population Density # 123 87th
Diversity Index # 331 64th
Median Household Income # 186 80th
Per Capita Income # 337 63rd

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