Lake Benton, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Benton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Benton had a population of 682 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Benton ranks in the lower 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 Lake Benton is located at latitude 44.2622 and longitude -96.2993 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,762 feet.

The City of Lake Benton (GNIS ID: 2395586) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Benton: City of Lake Benton.

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Lake Benton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 682
Population in Households 682
Population in Familes 519
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 181
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $48,125
Average Household Income $68,125
Per Capita Income $31,363


Total Housing Units 389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $107,831
Average Home Value $144,783


Total Households 340
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.02% 0.06%
Households 0.07% 0.12%
Families 1.49% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Lake Benton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Benton to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 439 52nd
Population Density # 718 21st
Diversity Index # 530 41st
Median Household Income # 671 26th
Per Capita Income # 346 62nd

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