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The City of Staples had a population of 2,999 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Staples 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 Staples: City of Staples, Staples Mill.

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


Total Population 2,999
Daytime Population: Workers 2,983
Daytime Population: Residents 1,676
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,659
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 2,840
Population in Familes 2,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 643
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $36,430
Average Household Income $48,813
Per Capita Income $20,551


Total Housing Units 1,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 785 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $97,964
Average Home Value $118,312


Total Households 1,234
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 731
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 0.08% 0.1%
Households 0.13% 0.11%
Families 0.68% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.95%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

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, 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 # 208 77th
Population Density # 422 53rd
Diversity Index # 435 52nd
Median Household Income # 862 5th
Per Capita Income # 870 4th

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