Lake Elmo, MN 55042 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 55042: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Not Acceptable, USPS
Oakdale, MN 55042

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.994, Longitude -92.908
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 350
  • PO Box Addresses: 130
  • Residential Addresses: 3,726
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 24
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,702

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Lake Elmo, MN 55042 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,743
Population in Households 10,691
Population in Familes 9,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 399
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $117,359
Average Household Income $150,753
Per Capita Income $51,611


Total Housing Units 3,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,532 (92.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 ( 3.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $423,234
Average Home Value $445,201


Total Households 3,671
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 2,956
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 2.47% 2.03%
Households 2.46% 2.05%
Families 2.3% 1.95%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Lake Elmo, MN 55042 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 55042 to the other 881 ZIP Codes 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 # 158 82nd
Population Density # 162 82nd
Diversity Index # 228 74th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 36 96th

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