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Paynesville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Paynesville had a population of 2,475 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Paynesville is located at latitude 45.3785 and longitude -94.7216 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paynesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Paynesville (GNIS ID: 2396168) 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 Paynesville 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 Paynesville: City of Paynesville, New Paynesville.

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


Total Population 2,475
Daytime Population: Workers 1,825
Daytime Population: Residents 1,290
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 2,416
Population in Familes 1,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,069
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,483
Average Household Income $60,513
Per Capita Income $26,032


Total Housing Units 1,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 802 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $153,276
Average Home Value $201,463


Total Households 1,079
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 695
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 0.24% 0.47%
Households 0.18% 0.4%
Families 1.25% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Paynesville, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paynesville 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 # 232 74th
Population Density # 252 72nd
Diversity Index # 558 38th
Median Household Income # 635 30th
Per Capita Income # 640 29th

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