Gem Lake, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Gem Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Gem Lake had a population of 456 as of July 1, 2018. 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 45.0575 and longitude -93.0324 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gem Lake 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.

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

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


Total Population 456
Population in Households 456
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 422
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $66,429
Average Household Income $99,466
Per Capita Income $40,240


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $279,167
Average Home Value $357,813


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 113
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 1.82% 1.49%
Households 1.62% 1.43%
Families -0.21% 1.38%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

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, 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 # 528 42nd
Population Density # 549 40th
Diversity Index # 146 84th
Median Household Income # 220 76th
Per Capita Income # 83 91st

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