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The Lutsen Census Designated Place had a population of 203 as of July 1, 2018. Lutsen ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lutsen is located at latitude 47.6744 and longitude -90.6928 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Lutsen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Lutsen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628684) 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 Lutsen Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lutsen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lutsen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Lutsen, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 203
Population in Households 203
Population in Familes 145
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $47,791
Average Household Income $72,039
Per Capita Income $37,010


Total Housing Units 414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (21.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 304 (73.4%)
Median Home Value $279,167
Average Home Value $392,697


Total Households 110
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.81% 0.78%
Households 0.8% 0.89%
Families 3.96% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Lutsen, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lutsen 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 # 693 24th
Population Density # 895 1st
Diversity Index # 448 51st
Median Household Income # 684 25th
Per Capita Income # 141 85th

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