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Battle Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Battle Lake had a population of 834 as of July 1, 2016. Battle Lake ranks in 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 Battle Lake is located at latitude 46.2861 and longitude -95.7216 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Battle Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The City of Battle Lake (GNIS ID: 2394083) 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 Battle 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 Battle Lake: City of Battle Lake.

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


Total Population 834
Population in Households 802
Population in Familes 635
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 569
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 369
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $219,118
Average Home Value $276,045


Median Household Income $48,295
Average Household Income $72,724
Per Capita Income $33,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.76% -0.39%
Households -0.72% -0.38%
Families 1.29% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.

Battle Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Battle 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 # 392 57th
Population Density1 # 450 50th
Diversity Index2 # 802 12th
Median Household Income # 593 35th
Per Capita Income # 165 82nd

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