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White Bear Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of White Bear Lake had a population of 25,015 as of July 1, 2018. White Bear Lake 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 White Bear Lake is located at latitude 45.0847 and longitude -93.0099 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Bear Lake encompass a land area of 8.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.64 sq. miles. Ramsey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of White Bear Lake (GNIS ID: 2397299) 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 White Bear Lake: City of White Bear Lake, White Bear.

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


Total Population 25,015
Population in Households 24,598
Population in Familes 19,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 417
Population Density2 3,121
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $67,844
Average Household Income $88,230
Per Capita Income $36,495


Total Housing Units 10,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,504 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,845 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 471 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $231,145
Average Home Value $254,544


Total Households 10,349
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 6,585
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 0.62% 0.66%
Households 0.49% 0.62%
Families 0.54% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

White Bear Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Bear 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 # 41 96th
Population Density # 29 97th
Diversity Index # 178 80th
Median Household Income # 198 78th
Per Capita Income # 154 83rd

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