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Lake City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake City had a population of 5,074 as of July 1, 2017. Lake City 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 Lake City is located at latitude 44.4457 and longitude -92.2809 in Wabasha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Wabasha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 689 feet.

The City of Lake City (GNIS ID: 664666) 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 City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,074
Daytime Population: Workers 3,010
Daytime Population: Residents 2,353
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,363
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 4,984
Population in Familes 3,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density2 1,127
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $52,509
Average Household Income $69,674
Per Capita Income $30,705


Total Housing Units 2,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,729 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 536 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 487 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $174,690
Average Home Value $207,023


Total Households 2,264
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,481
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% -0.11%
Households 0.16% -0.08%
Families 0.5% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Lake City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 145 84th
Population Density # 226 75th
Diversity Index # 352 61st
Median Household Income # 529 42nd
Per Capita Income # 326 64th

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