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Ham Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Ham Lake had a population of 16,324 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ham Lake is located at latitude 45.2548 and longitude -93.1949 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ham Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.39 sq. miles and a water area of 1.32 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of Ham Lake (GNIS ID: 2394273) 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 Ham Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ham Lake: City of Ham Lake.

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


Total Population 16,324
Daytime Population: Workers 3,622
Daytime Population: Residents 7,781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,403
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 16,306
Population in Familes 14,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 475
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $97,388
Average Household Income $115,672
Per Capita Income $39,172


Total Housing Units 5,691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,109 (89.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 416 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $303,738
Average Home Value $332,355


Total Households 5,525
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 4,495
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 0.9% 0.99%
Households 0.92% 1.01%
Families 0.85% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Ham Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ham Lake 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 # 69 92nd
Population Density # 509 44th
Diversity Index # 300 67th
Median Household Income # 38 96th
Per Capita Income # 76 92nd

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