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People

Total Population 1,191
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 606
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,500
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.2%
Median Gross Rent $488
Median House Value $69,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 12.8%

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

Elbow Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles SE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 56531
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.994
Longitude -95.976

Elbow 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 ELBOW LAKE
Distance 0.9 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 CAMPBELL
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 17 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
Station MORRIS WC EXP STN
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 18 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Erdahl (56531)

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
Barrett 339 $43,393
Dalton 292 $35,625
Evansville 603 $40,625
Hoffman 710 $54,750

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

Elbow Lake Public Libraries

Library
Elbow Lake: Thorson Mem Library
117 CENTRAL AVENUE
Elbow Lake, Minnesota
(218) 685-6850

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