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Mountain Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain Lake had a population of 2,085 as of July 1, 2019. Mountain Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mountain Lake is located at latitude 43.9388 and longitude -94.9297 in Cottonwood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain Lake encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cottonwood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The City of Mountain Lake (GNIS ID: 2395134) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Lake: City of Mountain Lake.

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Mountain Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mountain Lake, MN Housing Affordability Index is 315
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Mountain Lake, MN Wealth Index is 59
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,085 (100%)
Population in Households 2,036 (97.6%)
Population in Families 1,653 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 49 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 1,383
Diversity Index2 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,806
Average Household Income $59,341
Per Capita Income $23,397
Wealth Index4 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 580 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $79,596
Housing Affordability Index3 315
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 822
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 528
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.1% -0.24%
Households -0.09% -0.27%
Families 0.04% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Mountain Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Lake to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 257 72nd
Population Density # 164 82nd
Diversity Index # 59 93rd
Median Household Income # 691 24th
Per Capita Income # 823 9th

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