Lester Prairie, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Lester Prairie, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lester Prairie had a population of 1,720 as of July 1, 2018. Lester Prairie 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 Lester Prairie is located at latitude 44.8833 and longitude -94.037 in McLeod County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lester Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLeod County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 984 feet.

The City of Lester Prairie (GNIS ID: 2395687) 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 Lester Prairie: City of Lester Prairie.

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Lester Prairie, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,720
Population in Households 1,719
Population in Familes 1,431
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,000
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $59,987
Average Household Income $73,216
Per Capita Income $27,984


Total Housing Units 709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 528 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $167,147
Average Home Value $177,457


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 459
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 -0.07% 0.03%
Households -0.07% 0.03%
Families -0.11% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Lester Prairie, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lester Prairie 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 # 282 69th
Population Density # 78 91st
Diversity Index # 188 79th
Median Household Income # 356 61st
Per Capita Income # 560 38th

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