Wood Lake, Minnesota

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Wood Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 92 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
Standard Zip Codes 56297
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.652
Longitude -95.538

Wood Lake Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
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Wood Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 436 100%
Male 216 49.5%
Female 220 50.5%
Under 18 112 25.7%
18+ 324 74.3%
65+ 83 19%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.97
White 430 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 1.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Wood Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 404
Growth -32
Growth % -7.3%

Wood 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 50.6%
Norwegian 20.1%
US/American 8.2%
English 3.7%
Irish 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Belgian 2.3%
Czech 2.3%
Polish 2.3%
Swedish 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Finnish 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
British 0.6%
Nigerian 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wood Lake 436 $46,875
Belview 412 $42,857
Cottonwood 1,148 $49,375
Echo 278 $35,500
Granite Falls 3,070 $45,536
Hanley Falls 323 $37,500
Vesta 339 $34,583
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