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Wood Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wood Lake had a population of 411 as of July 1, 2017. Wood 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 Wood Lake is located at latitude 44.6513 and longitude -95.5353 in Yellow Medicine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wood Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellow Medicine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,053 feet.

The City of Wood Lake (GNIS ID: 2397362) 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 Wood Lake 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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Wood Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 411
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 177
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 410
Population in Familes 328
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 510
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $55,925
Average Household Income $68,102
Per Capita Income $27,925


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $90,909
Average Home Value $146,014


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 114
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 -0.9% -1.2%
Households -0.86% -1.21%
Families -0.47% -1.26%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Wood Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood 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 # 550 39th
Population Density # 485 47th
Diversity Index # 146 84th
Median Household Income # 422 53rd
Per Capita Income # 482 47th

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