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Howard Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Howard Lake had a population of 2,053 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Howard Lake is located at latitude 45.0545 and longitude -94.0632 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Howard Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Howard Lake (GNIS ID: 2394430) 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 Howard 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 Howard Lake: City of Howard Lake, Howard.

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


Total Population 2,053
Population in Households 2,030
Population in Familes 1,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 1,094
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 814
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 536
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 625 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $139,407
Average Home Value $177,720


Median Household Income $54,976
Average Household Income $67,423
Per Capita Income $26,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.77%
Households 0.54% 0.68%
Families 0.52% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Howard Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Howard 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 # 255 72nd
Population Density1 # 243 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 314 65th
Median Household Income # 389 57th
Per Capita Income # 501 45th

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