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Gem Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Gem Lake had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2017. Gem Lake 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 Gem Lake is located at latitude 45.0611 and longitude -93.0381 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gem Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Ramsey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Gem Lake (GNIS ID: 2394871) 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 Gem Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 430
Daytime Population: Workers 529
Daytime Population: Residents 181
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 710
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 429
Population in Familes 336
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 398
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $59,887
Average Household Income $89,052
Per Capita Income $36,416


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $269,048
Average Home Value $338,136


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.25% 1.18%
Households 1.12% 1.05%
Families -0.86% 0.91%
Median Household Income   4.36%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Gem Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gem 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 # 540 40th
Population Density # 560 38th
Diversity Index # 148 84th
Median Household Income # 308 66th
Per Capita Income # 122 87th

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