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Lake Benton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Benton had a population of 685 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Benton ranks in the lower 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 Lake Benton is located at latitude 44.2622 and longitude -96.2993 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,762 feet.

The City of Lake Benton (GNIS ID: 2395586) 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 Lake Benton 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 Lake Benton: City of Lake Benton.

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


Total Population 685
Population in Households 685
Population in Familes 525
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 181
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 341
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $88,333
Average Home Value $126,136


Median Household Income $47,033
Average Household Income $64,768
Per Capita Income $29,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.03%
Households 0.14% 0.18%
Families 2.06% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Lake Benton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Benton 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 # 437 52nd
Population Density1 # 717 21st
Diversity Index2 # 434 52nd
Median Household Income # 623 31st
Per Capita Income # 291 68th

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