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Lakefield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lakefield had a population of 1,683 as of July 1, 2015. Lakefield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakefield is located at latitude 43.6778 and longitude -95.1697 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The City of Lakefield (GNIS ID: 2395608) 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 Lakefield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakefield: City of Lakefield.

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Lakefield, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,683
Population in Households 1,651
Population in Familes 1,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 1,314
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 764
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $71,215
Average Home Value $86,842


Median Household Income $48,923
Average Household Income $58,493
Per Capita Income $26,594
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.02%
Households 0.05% 0.08%
Families -0.08% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.


Lakefield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakefield to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 285 69th
Population Density1 # 173 81st
Diversity Index2 # 458 50th
Median Household Income # 574 37th
Per Capita Income # 436 52nd

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