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Lake Elmo, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Elmo had a population of 9,916 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Elmo 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 Lake Elmo is located at latitude 44.9958 and longitude -92.8794 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Elmo encompass a land area of 22.1 sq. miles and a water area of 2.1 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Lake Elmo (GNIS ID: 2395589) 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 Lake Elmo: City of Lake Elmo.

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


Total Population 9,916
Population in Households 9,864
Population in Familes 8,803
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 449
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $115,869
Average Household Income $149,717
Per Capita Income $51,561


Total Housing Units 3,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,274 (92.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 ( 3.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $419,848
Average Home Value $439,577


Total Households 3,408
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 2,723
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 2.57% 2.09%
Households 2.54% 2.1%
Families 2.37% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Lake Elmo, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Elmo 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 # 99 89th
Population Density # 533 41st
Diversity Index # 214 76th
Median Household Income # 17 98th
Per Capita Income # 31 97th

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