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Lakefield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lakefield had a population of 1,637 as of July 1, 2017. Lakefield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakefield is located at latitude 43.6778 and longitude -95.1697 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The City of Lakefield (GNIS ID: 2395608) 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 Lakefield 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 Lakefield: City of Lakefield.

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


Total Population 1,637
Daytime Population: Workers 706
Daytime Population: Residents 711
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,417
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 1,605
Population in Familes 1,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 1,282
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $41,468
Average Household Income $57,601
Per Capita Income $26,092


Total Housing Units 840 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $83,022
Average Home Value $103,482


Total Households 736
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 442
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 -0.52% -0.56%
Households -0.53% -0.61%
Families -0.7% -0.69%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Lakefield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakefield 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 # 288 68th
Population Density # 184 80th
Diversity Index # 553 39th
Median Household Income # 796 12th
Per Capita Income # 635 30th

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