Pequot Lakes, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Pequot Lakes had a population of 2,226 as of July 1, 2017. Pequot Lakes ranks in the lower 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 Pequot Lakes is located at latitude 46.5881 and longitude -94.288 in Crow Wing County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pequot Lakes (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.33 sq. miles and a water area of 1.8 sq. miles. Crow Wing County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,283 feet.

The City of Pequot Lakes (GNIS ID: 2396180) 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 Pequot Lakes 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 Pequot Lakes: City of Pequot Lakes.

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Pequot Lakes, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,226
Daytime Population: Workers 1,459
Daytime Population: Residents 1,026
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,485
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 2,223
Population in Familes 1,733
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 136
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $46,137
Average Household Income $60,406
Per Capita Income $25,658


Total Housing Units 1,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 361 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 (31.3%)
Median Home Value $186,738
Average Home Value $222,355


Total Households 968
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 604
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 0.4% 0.32%
Households 0.19% 0.19%
Families 0.66% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Pequot Lakes, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pequot Lakes 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 # 246 73rd
Population Density # 763 16th
Diversity Index # 796 12th
Median Household Income # 684 25th
Per Capita Income # 671 26th

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