Crosslake, Minnesota

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Crosslake, Minnesota

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High Points

Crosslake strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Crosslake Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Crosslake College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Crosslake Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Crosslake People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Crosslake, Minnesota

Comparing Crosslake to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Short Commute Times 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Crosslake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Crow Wing
Standard Zip Codes 56442
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.72
Longitude -94.05

Crosslake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 17 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Station AITKIN 2 E
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 18 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 29.3 inches
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Crosslake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,893 100%
Male 956 50.5%
Female 937 49.5%
Under 18 278 14.7%
18+ 1,615 85.3%
65+ 594 31.4%
Median Age 55.5
Average Family Size 2.52
White 1,884 99.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.7%

Estimated Crosslake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,039
Growth 146
Growth % 7.7%

Crosslake Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.6%
Norwegian 19.8%
Swedish 15.9%
English 5.8%
US/American 5%
Irish 4.8%
Polish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Danish 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Czech 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Scottish 1%
European 1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Crosslake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cross Lake (56442)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crosslake 1,893 $45,990
Breezy Point 979 $49,063
Emily 847 $37,750
Fifty Lakes 392 $37,500
Jenkins 287 $41,250
Pequot Lakes 947 $35,000
Trommald 125 $42,083
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