Mountain Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 2,061 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 1,027  (49.9%)
Females: 1,034  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56159.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,309 (it was $29,146 in 2000)
Mountain Lake:

$42,309
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,579 (it was $13,845 in 2000)

Mountain Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,075 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Mountain Lake:

$83,075
MN:

$224,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $676.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mountain Lake: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 20.5% for other race residents, 8.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mountain Lake, MN (2017)
    • 1,42469.1%White alone
    • 32115.6%Hispanic
    • 1919.3%Asian alone
    • 874.2%Two or more races
    • 261.3%Black alone
    • 190.9%American Indian alone

Races in Mountain Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Mountain Lake by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(146.7)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.2)
1
(47.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(48.9)
1
(50.5)
3
(156.0)
1
(52.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(96.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(93.4)
1
(47.2)
2
(95.2)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(635.7)
4
(201.8)
1
(52.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(144.6)
1
(46.8)
1
(46.7)
4
(188.8)
2
(95.2)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(1,076)
7
(353.2)
10
(520.0)
6
(313.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(192.8)
13
(608.6)
15
(700.6)
1
(47.2)
5
(238.0)
4
(194.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(48.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(156.0)
3
(156.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(95.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(48.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)218.6159.4192.9161.1127.8113.2113.451.631.450.062.380.97.8

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City-data.com crime index in Mountain Lake, MN

Crime rate in Mountain Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (36.3%), Irish (5.9%), American (3.0%), Swedish (2.6%), Danish (2.1%), Norwegian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1305 feet

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,525 people per square mile   (low).

Mountain Lake, Minnesota map

266 residents are foreign born (5.5% Asia, 5.0% Latin America).

This city:

12.9%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,136 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,084 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (94.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (108.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bingham Lake, MN (2.5 miles),
Butterfield, MN (2.6 miles ),
Darfur, MN (3.0 miles),
Fish Lake, MN (3.0 miles),
Odin, MN (3.3 miles),
Windom, MN (3.3 miles ),
Comfrey, MN (3.4 miles ),
Ormsby, MN (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 43.94 N, Longitude: 94.93 W

Area code: 507

Distribution of median household income in Mountain Lake, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mountain Lake, MN in 2017
Mountain Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $57,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $186,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $265,300
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $247,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mountain Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Mountain Lake, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +195 (+10.3%).
Most common industries in Mountain Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Machinery (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (18.0%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Food (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Mountain Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)

Average climate in Mountain Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mountain Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.6 miles away from the Mountain Lake city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mountain Lake-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 223.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 137.4 miles away from Mountain Lake center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from Mountain Lake center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 176.9 miles away from Mountain Lake center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cottonwood County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mountain Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mountain Lake:

  • MOUNTAIN LAKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (801 THIRD AVE, PO BOX 477)
  • EVENTIDE HOME (810 THIRD AVENUE, PO BOX 517)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MOUNTAIN LAKE (745 BASINGER MEMORIAL DRIVE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mountain Lake:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 38 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • South Central College (about 47 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 49 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 55 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 55 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 68 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 84 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Public high school in Mountain Lake:

Private high schools in Mountain Lake:

  • MOUNTAIN LAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 83, Location: 710 11TH ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • NEUHOF SCHOOL (Students: 13, Location: 40394 570TH AVE, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Mountain Lake:

See full list of schools located in Mountain Lake

Library in Mountain Lake:

  • MOUNTAIN LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $131,257; Location: 1054 4TH AVENUE; 25,702 books; 15,187 e-books; 768 audio materials; 2,057 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mountain Lake: Mountain Lake (A), Mountain Lake Police Department (B), Mountain Lake Public Library (C), Heritage Village Museum (D), Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mountain Lake include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Alliance Missionary Church (B), Mountain Lake Assembly of God Church (C), Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Lakeview Gospel Church (E), Bethel Mennonite Church (F), First Mennonite Church (G), Mennonite Brethren Church (H), Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mountain Lake include: Lawcon Park (1), Mountain Lake City Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Gilbert Esau - Politician, George Buhr - Football coach, Walter Franz (Minnesota politician) - Politician.

Cottonwood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
113 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Mountain Lake (2011 data):

  • United Prairie Bank: at 1141 3rd Ave, branch established on 1919/07/21. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Mountain Lake:

Marital status in Mountain Lake, MN
  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Mountain Lake:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mountain Lake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mountain Lake, MN (based on Cottonwood County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,28616
Evangelical Protestant3,34123
Catholic1,8342
None2,226-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cottonwood County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Cottonwood County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Cottonwood County:

27.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cottonwood County:

9.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.5%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.4%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Mountain Lake:

27.9
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mountain Lake:

23.8%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.4%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mountain Lake:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.9%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

48.9%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Mountain Lake:

73.4%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mountain Lake, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,407$45,6283$1,249
Streets and Highways 2$7,173$43,0380$0
Financial Administration 2$6,476$38,8560$0
Electric Power 2$8,112$48,6720$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,252$39,0240$0
Sewerage 1$3,717$44,6040$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,469$65,62817$241
Local Libraries 1$3,345$40,1403$2,788
Other and Unallocable 1$3,826$45,9121$1,295
Water Supply 1$3,410$40,9200$0
Health 0$0 21$4,506
Firefighters 0$0 25$1,734
Totals for Government 15$56,187$44,95070$11,813

Mountain Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $158,000 ($76.66)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,181,000 ($1058.22)
    Water Utilities: $424,000 ($205.73)
    General - Other: $379,000 ($183.89)
    Police Protection: $298,000 ($144.59)
    Sewerage: $263,000 ($127.61)
    Regular Highways: $234,000 ($113.54)
    Financial Administration: $190,000 ($92.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $139,000 ($67.44)
    Libraries: $135,000 ($65.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($51.43)
    Health - Other: $106,000 ($51.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($31.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $39,000 ($18.92)
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000 ($9.70)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($7.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $257,000 ($124.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $437,000 ($212.03)
    Electric Utilities: $167,000 ($81.03)
    General - Other: $156,000 ($75.69)
    Health - Other: $140,000 ($67.93)
    Libraries: $109,000 ($52.89)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($3.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $718,000 ($348.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($14.07)

Mountain Lake government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $366,000 ($177.58)
    Other: $193,000 ($93.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $108,000 ($52.40)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($6.79)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000 ($6.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($2.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $344,000 ($166.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $123,000 ($59.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $638,000 ($309.56)
    Special Assessments: $58,000 ($28.14)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($28.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($8.73)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,389,000 ($1159.15)
    Water Utilities: $404,000 ($196.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $850,000 ($412.42)
    Other: $67,000 ($32.51)
  • Tax - Property: $463,000 ($224.65)
    Other License: $8,000 ($3.88)

Mountain Lake government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,318,000 ($5006.31)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,755,000 ($4733.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,215,000 ($589.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $652,000 ($316.35)

Mountain Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,070,000 ($1489.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $585,000 ($283.84)

Businesses in Mountain Lake, MN

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mountain Lake:

  • KDOM (1580 AM; 1 kW; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mountain Lake:

  • KRRW (101.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KDOM-FM (94.3 FM; WINDOM, MN; Owner: WINDOM RADIO, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM; SLEEPY EYE, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)

TV broadcast stations around Mountain Lake:

  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K58AF (Channel 58; WINDOM, MN; Owner: CITY OF WINDOM)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
Mountain Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Mountain Lake fatal accident list:

May 1, 2015 12:55 AM, Sr-60, Cr-27 570th Ave, Lat: 43.931461, Lon: -94.939472, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 11, 2004 04:05 PM, Sr-60, Lat: 43.931588, Lon: -94.928070, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 18, 1979 08:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.7mTotal length
  • $779,001,000Total costs
  • 7,820Total average daily traffic
  • 832Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,433Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mountain Lake, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 71970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mountain Lake, MN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mountain Lake)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Mountain Lake, MN)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, 450 12th St (Lat: 43.941056 Lon: -94.926639), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WNEX869,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18120.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/15/1998, Expiration Date: 03/10/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2004, Phone: (507) 537-6984
  • MT LAKE HS, 450 12th St. (Lat: 43.941333 Lon: -94.926806), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: WQGD825,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19475.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 03/08/2017, Expiration Date: 12/18/2026, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2019, Certifier: Jeffrey J Youle, Registrant: Affiniti, LLC, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
  • Mountain Lake, Lat: 43.941389 Lon: -94.922500, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.8 m, Call Sign: WQKH680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Greg F Radtke Mr., Registrant: Shelley Sadowsky, LLC, 5938 Dorchester Way, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (202) 997-9392, Email:
  • Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County Truck Station, Hiway 27, East Mountain Lake Mn (Lat: 43.942972 Lon: -94.909500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQMI415,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2010, Expiration Date: 08/16/2020, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh, Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 W County Rd B2 Ms730, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • SOM MOUNTAIN, 413 North 15th St. (Lat: 43.942972 Lon: -94.909500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQXN878,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 04/26/2016, Expiration Date: 04/26/2026, Certifier: Daniel Richter, Registrant: Pcs Technologies, Inc., 30 W. Water Street, St Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (651) 222-5881, Fax: (651) 228-2645, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1302 10th Street (Lat: 43.949944 Lon: -94.933583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 145 m, Overall height: 151 m, Call Sign: KNKM587,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.487 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 06/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2004, Certifier: William Buxbaum, Registrant: Network Services, LLC Debtor-In-Possession, 525 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, Phone: (310) 615-6523, Fax: (310) 615-6581, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mountain Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2109 , Serial Number: 28-7425216, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 01/02/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Wendell L Klassen, 41233 570th Ave, Mountain Lake, MN 56159
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8700N , Serial Number: 28-25520, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 04/13/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Gohr, 1009 10th Ave, Mountain Lake, MN 56159

Most common first names in Mountain Lake, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5782.9 years
Anna5686.3 years
Henry5183.0 years
Jacob4784.2 years
Peter3981.1 years
Helen3984.6 years
Marie3784.2 years
Elizabeth2881.5 years
David2183.3 years
George1882.4 years
Most common last names in Mountain Lake, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dick4183.9 years
Harder3480.8 years
Fast3183.3 years
Nickel2778.5 years
Wiens2582.6 years
Derksen2482.4 years
Peters2484.9 years
Stoesz2275.9 years
Friesen2183.1 years
Quiring2085.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mountain Lake, MN
  • 97.7%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mountain Lake, MN
  • 59.1%Utility gas
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mountain Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Mountain Lake on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Laos (population 500+)"
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There are 4 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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