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Madelia, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Madelia had a population of 2,214 as of July 1, 2017. Madelia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Madelia is located at latitude 44.048 and longitude -94.4201 in Watonwan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Madelia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Watonwan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Madelia (GNIS ID: 2395804) 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 Madelia 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 Madelia: City of Madelia.

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


Total Population 2,214
Daytime Population: Workers 1,060
Daytime Population: Residents 1,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,087
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,132
Population in Familes 1,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 1,510
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $53,040
Average Household Income $63,002
Per Capita Income $25,118


Total Housing Units 991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $96,030
Average Home Value $109,370


Total Households 866
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 545
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 -0.57% -0.52%
Households -0.53% -0.51%
Families -0.66% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Madelia, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madelia 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 # 247 73rd
Population Density # 135 85th
Diversity Index # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 509 44th
Per Capita Income # 714 21st

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