For population 25 years and over in Medicine Lake:
For population 15 years and over in Medicine Lake city:
33 residents are foreign born (3.6% Africa, 2.6% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $8,800 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Plymouth, MN (2.5 miles , pop. 65,894).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (7.6 miles , pop. 382,618).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (361.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Plymouth, MN (1.6 miles ), Golden Valley, MN (1.7 miles ), New Hope, MN (1.8 miles ), Crystal, MN (2.0 miles ), St. Louis Park, MN (2.1 miles ), Robbinsdale, MN (2.1 miles ), Hopkins, MN (2.2 miles ), Minnetonka, MN (2.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 45.00 N, Longitude: 93.42 W
Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-4.7%).
Work and jobs in Medicine Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Medicine Lake, Minnesota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Medicine Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the Medicine Lake city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/6/1965, a category F4 tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Medicine Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hennepin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Medicine Lake:
Amtrak station near Medicine Lake:
Local government website: www.ci.medicine-lake.mn.us
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.161. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00893. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.446. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Medicine Lake and their reported violations in the past:MEDICINE LAKE CITY HALL (Address: 10609 South Shore Drive , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.0%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Medicine Lake compared to Minnesota state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Medicine Lake (based on Hennepin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.71%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 203
Number of supercenters and club stores: 14
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 78
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 283
Number of full-service restaurants: 807
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Medicine Lake government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,890 average adjusted gross income)
0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,916 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($481 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Medicine Lake:
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FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2013.