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Scandia, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Scandia had a population of 4,174 as of July 1, 2020. Scandia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scandia is located at latitude 45.2536 and longitude -92.8058 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scandia encompass a land area of 34.84 sq. miles and a water area of 5.01 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Scandia (GNIS ID: 2396548) 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.


Scandia, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,174 (100%)
Population in Households 4,154 (99.5%)
Population in Families 3,645 (87.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 120
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $93,488
Average Household Income $112,879
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $43,465
Wealth Index5 164


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,493 (82.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 204 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $376,037
Average Home Value $439,082
Housing Affordability Index3 142


Total Households 1,607
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,248
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.57% 0.76%
Households 0.68% 0.83%
Families 0.56% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
Owner Occupied HU   0.86%


Scandia, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scandia to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 171 81st
Population Density # 784 13th
Median Household Income # 80 91st
Housing Affordability Index # 197 22nd
Per Capita Income # 72 92nd
Diversity Index # 629 30th

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