Eagle Lake, Minnesota

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Eagle Lake, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Eagle Lake Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Eagle Lake College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Eagle Lake People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Eagle Lake Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Eagle Lake, Minnesota

Comparing Eagle Lake 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Eagle Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles SW of Burnsville, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Blue Earth
Standard Zip Codes 56024
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.165
Longitude -93.881

Eagle Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station ST PETER 2 SW
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 29.6 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Eagle Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,787 100%
Male 914 51.1%
Female 873 48.9%
Under 18 568 31.8%
18+ 1,219 68.2%
65+ 80 4.5%
Median Age 30.5
Average Family Size 3.17
White 1,733 97%
African-American 12 0.7%
Asian 10 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 9 0.5%
Mixed Race 19 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.4%

Estimated Eagle Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,028
Growth 241
Growth % 13.5%

Eagle Lake 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 52.9%
Norwegian 15.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
US/American 4.5%
Irish 4%
Swedish 3.4%
English 2.9%
Polish 1.8%
Sudanese 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Italian 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Eagle Lake 1,787 $54,167
Elysian 486 $47,778
Janesville 2,109 $51,111
Madison Lake 837 $50,673
Mankato 32,427 $47,297
North Mankato 11,798 $59,265
St. Clair 827 $50,333
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