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Nett Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Nett Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 281 as of July 1, 2017. Nett Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Nett Lake is located at latitude 48.1146 and longitude -93.0811 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the Nett Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Nett Lake Census Designated Place are located in St. Louis County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Koochiching County.

The Nett Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628823) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Nett Lake Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Nett Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nett 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 Nett Lake: Net Lake.

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


Total Population 281
Daytime Population: Workers 244
Daytime Population: Residents 177
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 421
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.50
Population in Households 279
Population in Familes 223
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 163
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $43,294
Average Household Income $56,568
Per Capita Income $24,317


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $220,000
Average Home Value $303,929


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.15% -0.07%
Households -0.3% 0.0%
Families -1.31% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Nett Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nett 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 # 630 30th
Population Density # 734 19th
Diversity Index # 58 94th
Median Household Income # 763 16th
Per Capita Income # 756 17th

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