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Silver Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Silver Lake had a population of 880 as of July 1, 2016. Silver Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Silver Lake is located at latitude 44.9039 and longitude -94.1977 in McLeod County. The formal boundaries for the City of Silver Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLeod County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The City of Silver Lake (GNIS ID: 2395888) 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 Silver 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 Silver Lake: City of Silver Lake.

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


Total Population 880
Population in Households 880
Population in Familes 693
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,333
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 373
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $145,913
Average Home Value $182,732


Median Household Income $55,868
Average Household Income $62,033
Per Capita Income $25,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.23%
Households 0.93% 0.32%
Families 1.44% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Silver Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver 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 # 377 58th
Population Density1 # 50 95th
Diversity Index2 # 875 3rd
Median Household Income # 367 60th
Per Capita Income # 593 35th

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