Big Lake CDP, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Big Lake CDP, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Big Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Big Lake CDP, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 430
Population in Households 422
Population in Familes 324
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 204
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $53,430
Average Household Income $67,785
Per Capita Income $26,487


Total Housing Units 287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (35.2%)
Median Home Value $205,208
Average Home Value $218,885


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.36% -0.09%
Households -0.51% -0.22%
Families -0.77% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.98%

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, 2018 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 # 542 40th
Population Density # 701 23rd
Diversity Index # 31 97th
Median Household Income # 535 41st
Per Capita Income # 676 25th

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