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Porter, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Porter had a population of 173 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Porter: City of Porter.

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Porter, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 173
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $65,756
Average Household Income $81,885
Per Capita Income $33,839


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $207,986


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.68% -0.58%
Households -0.72% -0.5%
Families 2.37% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2018 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 # 729 20th
Population Density # 834 8th
Diversity Index # 881 3rd
Median Household Income # 233 74th
Per Capita Income # 223 75th

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