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Moose Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Moose Lake had a population of 2,901 as of July 1, 2017. Moose Lake ranks in 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 Moose Lake is located at latitude 46.4503 and longitude -92.761 in Carlton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moose Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Carlton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Moose Lake (GNIS ID: 2395395) 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 Moose Lake 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 Moose Lake: City of Moose Lake.

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


Total Population 2,901
Daytime Population: Workers 1,674
Daytime Population: Residents 1,253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,927
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,448
Population in Familes 1,082
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,453
Population Density2 887
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $48,027
Average Household Income $59,682
Per Capita Income $21,500


Total Housing Units 790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 454 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $146,289
Average Home Value $174,890


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 410
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 0.73% 0.57%
Households 1.25% 1.02%
Families 3.57% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

Moose Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moose 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 # 214 76th
Population Density # 331 64th
Diversity Index # 86 91st
Median Household Income # 644 29th
Per Capita Income # 855 6th

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