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Lake Crystal, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Crystal had a population of 2,637 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Crystal 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 Crystal is located at latitude 44.1054 and longitude -94.2191 in Blue Earth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Crystal (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Blue Earth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The City of Lake Crystal (GNIS ID: 2395588) 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 Crystal 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 Lake Crystal: City of Lake Crystal.

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


Total Population 2,637
Daytime Population: Workers 693
Daytime Population: Residents 1,247
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,940
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,637
Population in Familes 2,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,530
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $59,589
Average Household Income $74,387
Per Capita Income $31,188


Total Housing Units 1,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 835 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $142,150
Average Home Value $169,574


Total Households 1,105
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 682
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 0.47% 0.53%
Households 0.54% 0.63%
Families 0.43% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Lake Crystal, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Crystal 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 # 226 75th
Population Density # 129 86th
Diversity Index # 593 35th
Median Household Income # 318 65th
Per Capita Income # 303 67th

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