Lake Shore, Minnesota

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Lake Shore, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Lake Shore Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lake Shore People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Lake Shore College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lake Shore Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lake Shore Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Lake Shore, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 2 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 2 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Lake Shore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Crow Wing
Standard Zip Codes 56468
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.5
Longitude -94.28

Lake Shore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station AITKIN 2 E
Distance 27.7 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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Lake Shore Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 966 100%
Male 514 53.2%
Female 452 46.8%
Under 18 158 16.4%
18+ 808 83.6%
65+ 190 19.7%
Median Age 49.2
Average Family Size 2.54
White 954 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Lake Shore Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,102
Growth 136
Growth % 14.1%

Lake Shore 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 35.2%
Norwegian 20.8%
Swedish 7.6%
Irish 5.2%
English 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Polish 3.7%
Finnish 2.7%
US/American 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2%
French Canadian 1.8%
Scottish 1.7%
Danish 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Italian 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Dutch 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Icelander 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Edwards (56468)
Lake Hubert (56468)

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)
Lake Shore 966 $56,563
Baxter 5,555 $55,838
Brainerd 13,178 $35,212
Breezy Point 979 $49,063
Jenkins 287 $41,250
Nisswa 1,953 $54,931
Pequot Lakes 947 $35,000
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