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Moose Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Moose Lake had a population of 2,907 as of July 1, 2016. Moose Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moose Lake is located at latitude 46.4503 and longitude -92.761 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moose Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Moose Lake (GNIS ID: 2395395) 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 Moose 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 Moose Lake: City of Moose Lake.

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


Total Population 2,907
Population in Households 1,413
Population in Familes 1,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,494
Population Density1 889
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 404
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 452 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $130,579
Average Home Value $154,757


Median Household Income $46,153
Average Household Income $57,203
Per Capita Income $20,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.42%
Households 1.22% 0.87%
Families 3.9% 0.78%
Median Household Income   -0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Moose Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moose 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 # 212 77th
Population Density1 # 328 64th
Diversity Index2 # 84 91st
Median Household Income # 638 30th
Per Capita Income # 849 6th

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