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Scandia, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Scandia had a population of 4,086 as of July 1, 2017. 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 45.2515 and longitude -92.8334 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scandia (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scandia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,086
Daytime Population: Workers 604
Daytime Population: Residents 2,164
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,768
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 4,066
Population in Familes 3,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 117
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $84,277
Average Household Income $98,549
Per Capita Income $37,916


Total Housing Units 1,783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,431 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $342,077
Average Home Value $390,584


Total Households 1,568
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,224
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 0.52% 0.72%
Households 0.62% 0.8%
Families 0.53% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Scandia, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scandia 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 # 171 81st
Population Density # 784 13th
Diversity Index # 615 32nd
Median Household Income # 71 92nd
Per Capita Income # 88 90th

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