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People

Total Population 868
Male Share of the Population 44.4%
Female Share of the Population 55.6%
Senior Citizens 35.6%
Employed Population 16+ 310
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,938
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $631
Median House Value $120,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 13%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Battle Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles SE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56515
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.28
Longitude -95.713

Battle Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OTTERTAIL
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Station ELBOW LAKE
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Station WADENA 3 S
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Amor (56515)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashby 473 $53,125
Clitherall 76 $30,000
Dalton 292 $35,625
Henning 857 $44,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Battle Lake High Schools

BATTLE LAKE SEC.
402 SUMMIT STREET WEST
218-864-5215
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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