Ellendale, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ellendale, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Ellendale had a population of 641 as of July 1, 2017. Ellendale 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 Ellendale is located at latitude 43.8724 and longitude -93.2968 in Steele County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Steele County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Ellendale (GNIS ID: 2394661) 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 Ellendale 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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Ellendale, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 641
Daytime Population: Workers 318
Daytime Population: Residents 324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 642
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 641
Population in Familes 518
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 670
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $68,636
Average Household Income $71,984
Per Capita Income $30,370


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $124,254
Average Home Value $148,826


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 183
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 -1.03% -0.5%
Households -0.91% -0.51%
Families -0.52% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Ellendale, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellendale 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 # 452 50th
Population Density # 411 55th
Diversity Index # 682 24th
Median Household Income # 161 82nd
Per Capita Income # 345 62nd

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