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Lake Wilson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Lake Wilson had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Wilson ranks in 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 Lake Wilson is located at latitude 43.9954 and longitude -95.9546 in Murray County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Wilson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Murray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,660 feet.

The City of Lake Wilson (GNIS ID: 2395606) 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 Lake Wilson 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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Lake Wilson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 235
Daytime Population: Workers 119
Daytime Population: Residents 94
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 213
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 562
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $55,627
Average Household Income $78,107
Per Capita Income $32,123


Total Housing Units 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $94,595
Average Home Value $157,653


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 86
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 -0.9% -1.04%
Households -1.0% -0.85%
Families 2.48% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   4.26%

Lake Wilson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Wilson 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 # 657 27th
Population Density # 456 50th
Diversity Index # 145 84th
Median Household Income # 428 53rd
Per Capita Income # 249 73rd

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