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The City of Cass Lake had a population of 785 as of July 1, 2017. Cass 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 Cass Lake is located at latitude 47.3789 and longitude -94.5989 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cass Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,332 feet.

The City of Cass Lake (GNIS ID: 2393767) 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 Cass 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 Cass Lake: City of Cass Lake.

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


Total Population 785
Daytime Population: Workers 1,116
Daytime Population: Residents 444
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,560
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.99
Population in Households 785
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 684
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $34,616
Average Household Income $44,345
Per Capita Income $15,622


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $91,393
Average Home Value $126,366


Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 198
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 0.27% 0.3%
Households 0.27% 0.26%
Families 2.63% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Cass Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cass 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 # 404 55th
Population Density # 406 55th
Diversity Index # 75 92nd
Median Household Income # 882 3rd
Per Capita Income # 901 1st

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