Blooming Prairie, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blooming Prairie, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Blooming Prairie had a population of 2,003 as of July 1, 2017. Blooming Prairie 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 Blooming Prairie is located at latitude 43.8683 and longitude -93.055 in Steele County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blooming Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Steele County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Blooming Prairie are located in Steele County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Dodge County.

The City of Blooming Prairie (GNIS ID: 2394195) 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 Blooming Prairie 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 Blooming Prairie: City of Blooming Prairie.

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


Total Population 2,003
Daytime Population: Workers 852
Daytime Population: Residents 1,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,960
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,949
Population in Familes 1,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 1,422
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $52,209
Average Household Income $60,234
Per Capita Income $24,689


Total Housing Units 884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $126,619
Average Home Value $135,453


Total Households 810
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 534
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 0.05% 0.22%
Households 0.14% 0.27%
Families -0.03% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Blooming Prairie, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blooming Prairie 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 # 260 71st
Population Density # 156 83rd
Diversity Index # 251 72nd
Median Household Income # 543 40th
Per Capita Income # 732 19th

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