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Cross Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Crosslake had a population of 2,384 as of July 1, 2016. Cross Lake 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 Cross Lake is located at latitude 46.6796 and longitude -94.1022 in Crow Wing County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crosslake (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.77 sq. miles and a water area of 11.16 sq. miles. Crow Wing County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,240 feet.

The City of Crosslake (GNIS ID: 2393681) 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 Cross 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 Cross Lake: City of Crosslake, Crosslake.

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


Total Population 2,384
Population in Households 2,378
Population in Familes 1,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 93
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 1,142
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 728
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 995 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 ( 4.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,913 (62.6%)
Median Home Value $366,667
Average Home Value $460,592


Median Household Income $56,276
Average Household Income $81,185
Per Capita Income $37,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.73% 1.25%
Households 1.71% 1.25%
Families 1.8% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Cross Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cross 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 # 242 73rd
Population Density1 # 807 11th
Diversity Index2 # 866 4th
Median Household Income # 352 61st
Per Capita Income # 77 92nd

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