Nett Lake, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nett Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Nett Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 290 as of July 1, 2016. Nett Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Nett Lake is located at latitude 48.1146 and longitude -93.0811 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the Nett Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Nett Lake Census Designated Place are located in St. Louis County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Koochiching County.

The Nett Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628823) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Nett Lake Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Nett Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nett 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 Nett Lake: Net Lake.

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


Total Population 290
Population in Households 288
Population in Familes 230
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 169
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $292,568


Median Household Income $41,819
Average Household Income $54,978
Per Capita Income $23,410
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.34%
Households 0.34% 0.21%
Families -1.0% 0.32%
Median Household Income   -1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

Nett Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nett 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 # 628 31st
Population Density1 # 729 19th
Diversity Index2 # 57 94th
Median Household Income # 737 19th
Per Capita Income # 763 16th

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