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The City of Elbow Lake had a population of 1,196 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Elbow Lake is located at latitude 45.9906 and longitude -95.9839 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elbow Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,224 feet.

The City of Elbow Lake (GNIS ID: 2394636) 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 Elbow 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 Elbow Lake: City of Elbow Lake.

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


Total Population 1,196
Population in Households 1,182
Population in Familes 904
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 889
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 544
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $76,380
Average Home Value $95,437


Median Household Income $40,531
Average Household Income $52,485
Per Capita Income $23,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.27%
Households 0.18% 0.26%
Families 0.15% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Elbow Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elbow 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 # 337 63rd
Population Density1 # 327 64th
Diversity Index2 # 584 35th
Median Household Income # 779 14th
Per Capita Income # 735 19th

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