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Porter, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Porter had a population of 181 as of July 1, 2017. Porter ranks in the lower 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 Porter is located at latitude 44.6414 and longitude -96.1699 in Yellow Medicine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Porter (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellow Medicine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The City of Porter (GNIS ID: 2396257) 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 Porter 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 Porter: City of Porter.

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


Total Population 181
Daytime Population: Workers 90
Daytime Population: Residents 81
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 171
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 181
Population in Familes 152
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 79
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $63,646
Average Household Income $79,648
Per Capita Income $32,611


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $134,615
Average Home Value $181,597


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 60
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 -0.15% -0.79%
Households -0.16% -0.72%
Families 3.43% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

Porter, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porter 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 # 719 21st
Population Density # 828 9th
Diversity Index # 882 3rd
Median Household Income # 227 75th
Per Capita Income # 236 74th

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