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People

Total Population 1,527
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 833
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,708
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43.6%
Median Gross Rent $534
Median House Value $82,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 5.2%

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

Lakefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 56150
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.677
Longitude -95.171

Lakefield 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 WINDOM
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station WORTHINGTON 2 NNE
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpha 269 $147,321
Brewster 461 $75,694
Heron Lake 610 $57,500
Jackson 3,268 $50,469

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

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