Battle Lake, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Battle Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Battle Lake had a population of 875 as of July 1, 2018. Battle Lake ranks in the lower 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 Battle Lake is located at latitude 46.2861 and longitude -95.7216 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Battle Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The City of Battle Lake (GNIS ID: 2394083) 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 Battle Lake: City of Battle Lake.

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


Total Population 875
Population in Households 842
Population in Familes 662
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 597
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,802
Average Household Income $82,909
Per Capita Income $37,870


Total Housing Units 486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $237,273
Average Home Value $271,347


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 240
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 0.0% 0.07%
Households -0.09% 0.1%
Families 1.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   3.72%

Battle Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Battle Lake 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 # 385 58th
Population Density # 443 51st
Diversity Index # 786 13th
Median Household Income # 491 46th
Per Capita Income # 120 87th

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