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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Sunfish Lake had a population of 449 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sunfish Lake is located at latitude 44.8727 and longitude -93.087 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sunfish Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Sunfish Lake (GNIS ID: 2396006) 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 Sunfish Lake 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 Sunfish Lake: City of Sunfish Lake.

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Sunfish Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 449
Daytime Population: Workers 21
Daytime Population: Residents 232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 253
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 449
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $167,757
Average Household Income $243,500
Per Capita Income $86,367


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $918,103
Average Home Value $903,061


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 136
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 -2.03% -1.28%
Households -2.01% -1.3%
Families -2.05% -1.36%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.3%

Sunfish Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunfish Lake 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 # 528 42nd
Population Density # 619 32nd
Diversity Index # 242 73rd
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

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