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Lake Crystal, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Crystal had a population of 2,664 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Crystal 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 Lake Crystal is located at latitude 44.1054 and longitude -94.2191 in Blue Earth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Crystal (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blue Earth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The City of Lake Crystal (GNIS ID: 2395588) 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 Lake Crystal 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 Lake Crystal: City of Lake Crystal.

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


Total Population 2,664
Population in Households 2,664
Population in Familes 2,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,546
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,117
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 689
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $132,765
Average Home Value $156,954


Median Household Income $58,796
Average Household Income $73,681
Per Capita Income $30,940
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.72%
Households 0.8% 0.79%
Families 0.67% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Lake Crystal, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Crystal 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 # 225 75th
Population Density1 # 127 86th
Diversity Index2 # 611 34th
Median Household Income # 276 70th
Per Capita Income # 247 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.