Mountain Lake, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Mountain Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain Lake had a population of 2,070 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.9424 and longitude -94.9254 in Cottonwood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain Lake (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 2,070
Population in Households 2,020
Population in Familes 1,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,353
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $51,274
Average Household Income $64,072
Per Capita Income $25,305


Total Housing Units 907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $79,146
Average Home Value $93,992


Total Households 811
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 520
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.28%
Households -0.27% -0.32%
Families -0.14% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Mountain Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Lake 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 # 257 72nd
Population Density # 172 81st
Diversity Index # 67 93rd
Median Household Income # 599 34th
Per Capita Income # 733 19th

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