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Medicine Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Medicine Lake had a population of 352 as of July 1, 2016. Medicine 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 Medicine Lake is located at latitude 44.9972 and longitude -93.4195 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medicine Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of Medicine Lake (GNIS ID: 2395082) 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 Medicine 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 Medicine Lake: City of Medicine Lake.

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


Total Population 352
Population in Households 305
Population in Familes 204
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 2,001
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $326,316
Average Home Value $405,398


Median Household Income $60,786
Average Household Income $117,907
Per Capita Income $55,852
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.84% -0.29%
Households -0.92% -0.54%
Families -6.14% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Medicine Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medicine 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 # 584 36th
Population Density1 # 71 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 147 84th
Median Household Income # 233 74th
Per Capita Income # 21 98th

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