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Medicine Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Medicine Lake had a population of 327 as of July 1, 2017. Medicine 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 Medicine Lake is located at latitude 44.9972 and longitude -93.4195 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medicine Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of Medicine Lake (GNIS ID: 2395082) 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 Medicine 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 Medicine Lake: City of Medicine Lake.

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


Total Population 327
Daytime Population: Workers 15
Daytime Population: Residents 151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 166
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 280
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 1,859
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $65,526
Average Household Income $129,034
Per Capita Income $59,763


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $314,286
Average Home Value $368,438


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 64
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 -1.73% -0.93%
Households -2.12% -1.2%
Families -6.48% -1.61%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Medicine Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medicine 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 # 601 34th
Population Density # 91 90th
Diversity Index # 143 84th
Median Household Income # 195 79th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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