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The City of Appleton had a population of 1,262 as of July 1, 2017. Appleton ranks in the upper 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 Appleton is located at latitude 45.1997 and longitude -96.0233 in Swift County. The formal boundaries for the City of Appleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Swift County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Appleton (GNIS ID: 2393968) 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 Appleton 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 Appleton: City of Appleton.

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


Total Population 1,262
Daytime Population: Workers 1,274
Daytime Population: Residents 608
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,882
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 1,225
Population in Familes 911
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 639
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $41,644
Average Household Income $55,597
Per Capita Income $26,129


Total Housing Units 818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $81,211
Average Home Value $109,491


Total Households 608
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 339
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 -1.54% -1.28%
Households -1.47% -1.21%
Families -0.12% -1.4%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Appleton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Appleton 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 # 325 64th
Population Density # 424 53rd
Diversity Index # 207 77th
Median Household Income # 790 13th
Per Capita Income # 627 31st

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