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Mountain Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain Lake had a population of 2,051 as of July 1, 2017. Mountain Lake ranks in the upper 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 Mountain Lake is located at latitude 43.9424 and longitude -94.9254 in Cottonwood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cottonwood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The City of Mountain Lake (GNIS ID: 2395134) 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 Mountain Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Lake: City of Mountain Lake.

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Mountain Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,051
Daytime Population: Workers 908
Daytime Population: Residents 1,085
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,993
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 2,002
Population in Familes 1,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 1,341
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $52,184
Average Household Income $61,542
Per Capita Income $24,464


Total Housing Units 923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 575 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $77,533
Average Home Value $91,580


Total Households 808
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 520
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.35%
Households -0.35% -0.4%
Families -0.16% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Mountain Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Lake to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 256 72nd
Population Density # 172 81st
Diversity Index # 57 94th
Median Household Income # 546 40th
Per Capita Income # 751 17th

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