Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

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Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Minnesota Lake Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Minnesota Lake Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Minnesota Lake Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Minnesota Lake Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Minnesota Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles W of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles S of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Faribault
Standard Zip Codes 56068
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.841
Longitude -93.831

Minnesota 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 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
Distance 21.5 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
Station ST PETER 2 SW
Distance 32.6 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
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Minnesota Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 681 100%
Male 349 51.2%
Female 332 48.8%
Under 18 165 24.2%
18+ 516 75.8%
65+ 134 19.7%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.86
White 678 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Minnesota Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 659
Growth -22
Growth % -3.2%

Minnesota 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 50.4%
Norwegian 13.3%
Polish 7.5%
US/American 6.4%
Irish 4.8%
French (except Basque) 4.4%
Swedish 3%
English 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Finnish 1.2%
Danish 0.9%
Welsh 0.5%
Romanian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Minnesota Lake 681 $44,091
Delavan 223 $40,000
Easton 214 $30,625
Mapleton 1,678 $48,250
Pemberton 246 $42,222
Waldorf 242 $41,250
Wells 2,494 $38,523
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