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Osakis, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Osakis had a population of 1,769 as of July 1, 2017. Osakis 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 Osakis is located at latitude 45.8642 and longitude -95.1519 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Osakis (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Osakis are located in Douglas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Todd County.

The City of Osakis (GNIS ID: 2396090) 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 Osakis 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 Osakis: City of Osakis.

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


Total Population 1,769
Daytime Population: Workers 893
Daytime Population: Residents 917
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,810
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,705
Population in Familes 1,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 911
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $46,928
Average Household Income $61,258
Per Capita Income $26,019


Total Housing Units 962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $159,836
Average Home Value $188,853


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 454
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 0.23% 0.51%
Households 0.09% 0.4%
Families 0.43% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   3.98%

Osakis, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Osakis 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 # 280 69th
Population Density # 317 65th
Diversity Index # 829 8th
Median Household Income # 666 27th
Per Capita Income # 644 29th

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