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The Roy Lake CDP(1) had a population of 13 as of July 1, 2021. Roy Lake 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 Roy Lake is located at latitude 47.3252 and longitude -95.5517 in Clearwater County. The formal boundaries for the Roy Lake Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Clearwater County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,509 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Roy Lake Census Designated Place are located in Clearwater County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Mahnomen County.

The Roy Lake Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Roy Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Twin Lakes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clearwater County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Roy Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 13 (100%)
Population in Households 13 (100.0%)
Population in Families 11 (84.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 29
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $41,302
Average Household Income $55,783
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $20,970
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 9.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 2.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (88.2%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $135,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 6
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.71% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 3.13%
Families 2.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
Owner Occupied HU   3.71%

Roy Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roy Lake to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 900 0th
Population Density # 886 2nd
Median Household Income # 875 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 144 16th
Per Capita Income # 882 2nd
Diversity Index # 44 95th

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