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Ham Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Ham Lake had a population of 16,032 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ham Lake is located at latitude 45.2548 and longitude -93.1949 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ham Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.39 sq. miles and a water area of 1.32 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of Ham Lake (GNIS ID: 2394273) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ham Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ham Lake: City of Ham Lake.

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Ham Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,032
Population in Households 16,014
Population in Familes 14,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 466
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 5,453
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 4,437
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,055 (89.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 398 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $298,830
Average Home Value $330,940


Median Household Income $97,016
Average Household Income $114,875
Per Capita Income $39,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.9%
Households 0.85% 0.97%
Families 0.77% 0.92%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ham Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ham Lake to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 69 92nd
Population Density1 # 515 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 303 67th
Median Household Income # 30 97th
Per Capita Income # 63 93rd

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