Howard Lake, Minnesota

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Howard Lake, Minnesota

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 9% Howard Lake Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Howard Lake, Minnesota

Comparing Howard 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 6 3
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Affordability of Rents 4 4

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Howard Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Wright
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55349
P.O. Box Zip Codes 55575
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.06
Longitude -94.073

Howard 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 13.2 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
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Howard Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,853 100%
Male 883 47.7%
Female 970 52.3%
Under 18 526 28.4%
18+ 1,327 71.6%
65+ 258 13.9%
Median Age 33.3
Average Family Size 3.1
White 1,821 98.3%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 9 0.5%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 1%

Estimated Howard Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,957
Growth 104
Growth % 5.6%

Howard 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 52.1%
Norwegian 8.9%
Swedish 7.3%
US/American 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Irish 4.1%
Polish 2.7%
English 2.2%
Finnish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2%
Belgian 1.3%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
French Canadian 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Afghan 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Howard Lake 1,853 $49,327
Cokato 2,727 $51,645
Dassel 1,233 $48,854
Maple Lake 1,633 $54,423
Montrose 1,143 $52,833
Waverly 732 $57,750
Winsted 2,094 $50,272
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Howard Lake High Schools (2004)

801 8TH AVE.
Serves 488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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1. St. Clair, Missouri 81.9   31.9% 13.7% 9.1% 30 $41,939 7.6% 2.6% 4,390 10.6% 62 0.4% 5.9
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