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Eagle Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Eagle Lake had a population of 2,843 as of July 1, 2016. Eagle Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eagle Lake is located at latitude 44.1621 and longitude -93.8836 in Blue Earth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eagle Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blue Earth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Eagle Lake (GNIS ID: 2394589) 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 Eagle 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 Eagle Lake: City of Eagle Lake.

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


Total Population 2,843
Population in Households 2,839
Population in Familes 2,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,762
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,048
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 760
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 866 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $153,988
Average Home Value $170,843


Median Household Income $69,756
Average Household Income $83,231
Per Capita Income $31,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.6% 1.85%
Households 2.7% 1.93%
Families 2.53% 1.83%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Eagle Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagle 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 # 216 76th
Population Density1 # 97 89th
Diversity Index2 # 309 66th
Median Household Income # 128 86th
Per Capita Income # 237 74th

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