Wood Lake, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Wood Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Wood Lake had a population of 415 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wood Lake: City of Wood Lake.

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


Total Population 415
Population in Households 414
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 515
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $56,312
Average Household Income $67,286
Per Capita Income $27,646


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $93,627
Average Home Value $181,119


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 114
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 -0.68% -0.63%
Households -0.69% -0.59%
Families -0.42% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 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 # 552 39th
Population Density # 483 47th
Diversity Index # 143 84th
Median Household Income # 442 51st
Per Capita Income # 579 36th

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