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Staples, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Staples had a population of 3,004 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Staples is located at latitude 46.3721 and longitude -94.815 in Todd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Staples (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Todd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

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

The City of Staples (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Staples: City of Staples, Staples Mill.

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Staples, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,004
Population in Households 2,845
Population in Familes 2,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 644
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $38,064
Average Household Income $51,345
Per Capita Income $21,534


Total Housing Units 1,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 818 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 414 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 254 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $104,665
Average Home Value $123,871


Total Households 1,232
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 725
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.09% 0.22%
Households 0.1% 0.23%
Families 0.5% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

Staples, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Staples to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 210 77th
Population Density # 427 53rd
Diversity Index # 427 53rd
Median Household Income # 858 5th
Per Capita Income # 859 5th

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