Elbow Lake, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Elbow Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 97 as of July 1, 2017. Elbow Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Elbow Lake is located at latitude 47.1467 and longitude -95.5441 in Becker County. The formal boundaries for the Elbow Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Becker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,601 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Elbow Lake Census Designated Place are located in Becker County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Clearwater County.

The Elbow Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2392989) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Elbow Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Round Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Becker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elbow Lake 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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Elbow Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 97
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 65
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 71
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 97
Population in Familes 84
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 73
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $57,504
Per Capita Income $21,521


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (48.0%)
Median Home Value $193,750
Average Home Value $241,379


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 30
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 0.29% 0.41%
Households 0.36% 0.0%
Families 3.73% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Elbow Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elbow 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 # 812 10th
Population Density # 837 8th
Diversity Index # 40 96th
Median Household Income # 876 3rd
Per Capita Income # 854 6th

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