Lake Park, Minnesota

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Lake Park, Minnesota

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Comparative Profile of Lake Park, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3


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

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Lake Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 189 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Becker
Standard Zip Codes 56554
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.886
Longitude -96.094

Lake Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HAWLEY 3 NE
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 15 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Station MAHNOMEN 1 W
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
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Lake Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 782 100%
Male 388 49.6%
Female 394 50.4%
Under 18 250 32%
18+ 532 68%
65+ 114 14.6%
Median Age 31.9
Average Family Size 3.22
White 750 95.9%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 17 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Lake Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 830
Growth 48
Growth % 6.1%

Lake Park 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
Norwegian 45.7%
German 21.8%
Swedish 10%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Scandinavian 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Dutch 2.2%
US/American 2.1%
French Canadian 1.9%
Irish 1.9%
English 1.6%
Finnish 1%
Italian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Polish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Park 782 $41,250
Audubon 445 $40,250
Callaway 200 $34,821
Detroit Lakes 7,348 $42,267
Hawley 1,882 $47,188
Hitterdal 201 $35,625
Ogema 143 $35,208
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Lake Park High Schools (2004)

429 LAKE ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 327 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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