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White Bear Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of White Bear Lake had a population of 25,051 as of July 1, 2017. 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 45.0652 and longitude -93.0129 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Bear Lake (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Bear 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 White Bear Lake: City of White Bear Lake, White Bear.

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


Total Population 25,051
Daytime Population: Workers 11,489
Daytime Population: Residents 12,206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,695
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 24,631
Population in Familes 19,394
Population in Group Qrtrs 420
Population Density2 3,126
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $63,476
Average Household Income $82,462
Per Capita Income $34,345


Total Housing Units 10,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,377 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,047 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 433 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $222,640
Average Home Value $244,034


Total Households 10,423
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 6,650
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 0.72% 0.78%
Households 0.66% 0.72%
Families 0.75% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 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 # 41 96th
Population Density # 28 97th
Diversity Index # 173 81st
Median Household Income # 230 75th
Per Capita Income # 169 81st

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