Silver Lake, Minnesota

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Silver Lake, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 18% Silver Lake Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Silver Lake, Minnesota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 8
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 6
Low Property Crime 6 7

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Silver Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McLeod
Standard Zip Codes 55381
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.903
Longitude -94.195

Silver 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 8.6 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Distance 14 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
Station DELANO
Distance 21.8 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
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Silver Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 761 100%
Male 369 48.5%
Female 392 51.5%
Under 18 190 25%
18+ 571 75%
65+ 131 17.2%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 2.92
White 756 99.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Silver Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 784
Growth 23
Growth % 3%

Silver 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 34.5%
Polish 27.9%
Czech 14.9%
Norwegian 4.7%
Swedish 2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
US/American 2%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
English 1.7%
Irish 1.4%
Danish 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Silver Lake 761 $47,917
Glencoe 5,453 $55,496
Howard Lake 1,853 $49,327
Hutchinson 13,080 $53,784
Lester Prairie 1,377 $52,417
New Germany 346 $45,625
Winsted 2,094 $50,272
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