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The City of Lake Shore had a population of 985 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Shore ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Shore is located at latitude 46.4921 and longitude -94.3604 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Shore (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.7 sq. miles and a water area of 5.45 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Lake Shore (GNIS ID: 2395601) 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 Shore 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 Shore: City of Lake Shore.

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


Total Population 985
Population in Households 985
Population in Familes 822
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 445
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 410 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 ( 3.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 579 (56.5%)
Median Home Value $356,338
Average Home Value $437,439


Median Household Income $55,594
Average Household Income $87,509
Per Capita Income $38,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.27%
Households -0.21% -0.27%
Families -0.2% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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 Shore, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Shore 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 # 365 60th
Population Density1 # 830 8th
Diversity Index2 # 785 13th
Median Household Income # 375 59th
Per Capita Income # 67 93rd

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