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Red Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Red Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,778 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Red Lake is located at latitude 47.8671 and longitude -95.0058 in Beltrami County. The formal boundaries for the Red Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Beltrami County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The Red Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393202) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Red Lake Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Lower Red Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Beltrami County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Red 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 Red Lake: Wabacing.

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


Total Population 1,778
Population in Households 1,748
Population in Familes 1,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 368
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 496
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 341
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $80,198
Average Home Value $121,672


Median Household Income $30,939
Average Household Income $41,902
Per Capita Income $12,718
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.42%
Households 0.36% 0.36%
Families -0.78% 0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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.

Red Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red 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 # 277 70th
Population Density1 # 584 36th
Diversity Index2 # 605 33rd
Median Household Income # 895 1st
Per Capita Income # 904 0th

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