Sunfish Lake, Minnesota

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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sunfish Lake Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sunfish Lake Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sunfish Lake Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Sunfish Lake People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Sunfish Lake College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Sunfish Lake Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Sunfish Lake Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Sunfish Lake Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Sunfish Lake Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Sunfish Lake, Minnesota

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


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Sunfish Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Dakota
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55077, 55118
Phone Area Codes 651
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.87
Longitude -93.098

Sunfish 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 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 13.5 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
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Sunfish Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 504 100%
Male 240 47.6%
Female 264 52.4%
Under 18 151 30%
18+ 353 70%
65+ 72 14.3%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 3.2
White 488 96.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 13 2.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 2.8%

Estimated Sunfish Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 507
Growth 3
Growth % 0.6%

Sunfish 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
Irish 23.9%
German 16.1%
Norwegian 11%
Swedish 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Italian 5.1%
US/American 4.7%
English 4%
Polish 3.6%
Russian 3%
French (except Basque) 3%
Czech 2.8%
Scottish 2.5%
Swiss 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Danish 1.1%
Eastern European 0.8%
British 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Serbian 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Inver Grove (55077)

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)
Sunfish Lake 504 $161,491
Inver Grove Heights 29,751 $68,629
Lilydale 552 $82,001
Mendota 197 $51,250
Mendota Heights 11,434 $93,544
South St. Paul 20,167 $54,119
West St. Paul 19,405 $56,786
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