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Roy Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The Roy Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 13 as of July 1, 2017. Roy 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 Roy Lake is located at latitude 47.3168 and longitude -95.5387 in Clearwater County. The formal boundaries for the Roy Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Clearwater County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,509 feet.

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

The Roy Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583780) 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 Roy Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of La Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clearwater County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Roy Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 13
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 7
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 13
Population in Familes 11
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $41,302
Average Household Income $47,841
Per Capita Income $17,919


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 9.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 2.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (88.2%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $100,000


Total Households 6
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.11% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 3.13%
Families 3.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   4.52%

Roy Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roy 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 # 902 0th
Population Density # 886 2nd
Diversity Index # 35 96th
Median Household Income # 799 12th
Per Capita Income # 898 1st

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