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Clarkfield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkfield had a population of 875 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkfield is located at latitude 44.7908 and longitude -95.8078 in Yellow Medicine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellow Medicine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Clarkfield (GNIS ID: 2393538) 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 Clarkfield 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 Clarkfield: City of Clarkfield.

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


Total Population 875
Daytime Population: Workers 362
Daytime Population: Residents 427
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 789
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 828
Population in Familes 612
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 801
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $38,004
Average Household Income $53,378
Per Capita Income $23,737


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $64,493
Average Home Value $77,232


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 213
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 0.19% -0.39%
Households 0.26% -0.37%
Families 0.26% -0.38%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Clarkfield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkfield 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 # 381 58th
Population Density # 363 60th
Diversity Index # 312 66th
Median Household Income # 851 6th
Per Capita Income # 782 14th

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