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Lake Elmo, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Elmo had a population of 9,250 as of July 1, 2017. 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 44.9878 and longitude -92.9095 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Elmo (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Elmo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 9,250
Daytime Population: Workers 3,663
Daytime Population: Residents 4,313
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,976
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 9,193
Population in Familes 8,244
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 419
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $112,671
Average Household Income $146,233
Per Capita Income $50,445


Total Housing Units 3,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,014 (91.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $407,726
Average Home Value $422,612


Total Households 3,182
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 2,556
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 1.95% 2.91%
Households 1.93% 2.95%
Families 1.81% 2.77%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

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, 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 # 103 89th
Population Density # 543 40th
Diversity Index # 208 77th
Median Household Income # 15 98th
Per Capita Income # 30 97th

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