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Wolf Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Wolf Lake had a population of 62 as of July 1, 2017. Wolf Lake ranks in the lower 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 Wolf Lake is located at latitude 46.8099 and longitude -95.3509 in Becker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wolf Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Becker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,575 feet.

The City of Wolf Lake (GNIS ID: 2397358) 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 Wolf 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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Wolf Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 62
Daytime Population: Workers 44
Daytime Population: Residents 27
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 71
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 62
Population in Familes 54
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 208
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,271
Average Household Income $53,745
Per Capita Income $20,873


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (36.8%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $186,250


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 17
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 1.17% 1.26%
Households 1.21% 0.82%
Families 3.77% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Wolf Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wolf 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 # 861 5th
Population Density # 697 23rd
Diversity Index # 518 43rd
Median Household Income # 735 19th
Per Capita Income # 865 5th

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