Big Lake CDP, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Big Lake CDP, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Big Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2017. Big Lake CDP 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 Big Lake CDP is located at latitude 46.7011 and longitude -92.6211 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the Big Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles.

The Big Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583774) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Big Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Perch Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carlton County.

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


Total Population 429
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 260
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 287
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 421
Population in Familes 326
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 203
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $48,230
Average Household Income $61,445
Per Capita Income $24,227


Total Housing Units 287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (35.2%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $203,261


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 123
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 -0.44% -0.19%
Households -0.58% -0.22%
Families -0.76% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Big Lake CDP, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Lake CDP 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 # 541 40th
Population Density # 703 22nd
Diversity Index # 26 97th
Median Household Income # 641 29th
Per Capita Income # 758 16th

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