Lakeland, Minnesota

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Lakeland, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lakeland People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Lakeland Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lakeland Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lakeland Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lakeland Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lakeland College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Lakeland, Minnesota

Comparing Lakeland 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Lakeland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Washington
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55043
Phone Area Codes 651
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.956
Longitude -92.765

Lakeland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Lakeland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,917 100%
Male 959 50%
Female 958 50%
Under 18 506 26.4%
18+ 1,411 73.6%
65+ 127 6.6%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.07
White 1,870 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 29 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 1%

Estimated Lakeland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,865
Growth -52
Growth % -2.7%

Lakeland 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 36.7%
Norwegian 14.1%
Irish 11.3%
Swedish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
French (except Basque) 4.6%
English 3.1%
Polish 2.9%
Scandinavian 1.8%
French Canadian 1.6%
Finnish 1.4%
Danish 1.2%
Italian 1.1%
US/American 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lakeland 1,917 $79,772
Afton 2,839 $96,087
Bayport 3,162 $62,917
Lake Elmo 6,863 $84,562
Oak Park Heights 3,957 $69,485
St. Marys Point 344 $75,441
Woodbury 46,463 $84,997
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