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Lake County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 10,968 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 11,058 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,313
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,580
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,902
Renter-occupied apartments: 932 (it was 744 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

27%

Land area: 2099 sq. mi.

Water area: 891.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake County: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.3%), Educational, health and social services (17.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.4%), Manufacturing (12.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lake County, MN (2017)
    • 10,34193.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1601.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1271.1%Two or more races
    • 1121.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 570.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 70.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

50.5 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 5,623  (51.3%)
Females: 5,345  (48.7%)
Average household size:
Lake County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,599 ($40,402 in 1999)
This county:

$56,599
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $699 (lower quartile is $559, upper quartile is $1,062)
This county:

$699
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,390 (it was $75,600 in 2000)
Lake:

$143,390
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,329 - $203,580
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,226
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $411

Institutionalized population: 148

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 42
  • Thefts: 48
  • Auto thefts: 11

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 39
  • Thefts: 61
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 1998: 83 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2000: 126 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2003: 89 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2004: 112 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2005: 94 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2006: 103 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2007: 92 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2008: 65 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2012: 52 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2014: 50 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2015: 47 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2016: 52 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2017: 52 buildings, average cost: $212,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Lake, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,224 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,433 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Lake, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lake, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
Lake County:

10.5%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.9% for Black residents, 12.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 41.8% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 50.5 years old
(Males: 50.6 years old, Females: 51.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.7 years old, Black residents: 23.9 years old, American Indian residents: 55.0 years old, Asian residents: 53.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 54.9 years old, Other race residents: 40.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Finland, Beaver Bay.

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Lake County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 3.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clallam County, Washington , Cascade County, Montana , Griggs County, North Dakota , Nelson County, North Dakota , Ramsey County, North Dakota , Sheridan County, North Dakota , Marshall County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Lake, MN
County total employment by year in Lake, MN
County average yearly wages by year in Lake, MN

Current college students: 322
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 291 (49.8% naturalized citizens)

Lake County:

2.7%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1102010 or later
  • 292000 to 2009
  • 601990 to 1999
  • 271980 to 1989
  • 141970 to 1979
  • 126Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.2%

Lake County marital status for males Lake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,791
  • One, attached: 214
  • Two: 76
  • 3 or 4: 182
  • 5 to 9: 105
  • 10 to 19: 86
  • 20 to 49: 130
  • 50 or more: 51
  • Mobile homes: 248

Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 2,188 (68 second mortgage, 216 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,078

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,03712
Catholic1,3932
Evangelical Protestant1,06012
Other33
None2,373-
Lake County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Lake County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lake County:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

16.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

7.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

27.0%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Lake County:

Average size of farms: 105 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,633
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $155.87
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,453
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,499
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.89

Earthquake activity:

Lake County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 96% 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 251.5 miles away from Lake County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 282.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 444.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.7 miles away from Lake County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 436.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2012 to June 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4069: July 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4069, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1830: April 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1830, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 1999 to August 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1283: July 28, 1999, FEMA Id: 1283, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 25, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-350: August 25, 1972, FEMA Id: 350, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lake

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,436 (74.6%)
  • Carpooled: 546 (11.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 43 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 254 (5.5%)
  • Worked at home: 262 (5.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Scotland (8%)
  • Cuba (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Ecuador (7%)
  • Ethiopia (7%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (6%)
  • Pakistan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake County


  • German (17%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • Swedish (11%)
  • Scandinavian (9%)
  • Finnish (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lake County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 207 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Lake County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,695.

6.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.34% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($40,729 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($11,074 average AGI)
Lake County:

1.74%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Louis County, MN  1.92% ($50,882 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.45% ($89,700)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.94% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($40,522 average AGI)
0.64% relocated to other states ($16,478 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.64%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Louis County, MN  2.41% ($49,906 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Births per 1000 population in Lake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lake County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lake County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,552 (2,234 aged, 318 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 74 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lake County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (157)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (139)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (133)
  • Unspecified dementia (123)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (112)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (98)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (81)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (71)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (68)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (45)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,728
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 606
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,811

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 690
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,246
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,968
  • In family households: 8,411 (1,873 male householders, 1,424 female householders)
    2,741 spouses, 1,911 children (1,806 natural, 31 adopted, 71 stepchildren), 117 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 63 other relatives, 214 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,299 (1,061 male householders (826 living alone)), 909 female householders (818 living alone)), 319 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 261

Size of family households: 1,907 2-persons, 598 3-persons, 445 4-persons, 282 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,644 1-person, 276 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 21 4-persons.

1,366 married couples with children.
359 single-parent households (161 men, 198 women).

98.1% of residents of Lake speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $72,308,000 ($6,446 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,135,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,206,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,077,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $65,000
Federal grants: $17,097,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,049,000 ($92,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,815,000 ($92,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $359,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,586,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,090,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 519
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 694
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +286
Here +26 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.97 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built in Lake County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Lake County, Minnesota
  • 1722014 or later
  • 832010 to 2013
  • 1,1512000 to 2009
  • 6681990 to 1999
  • 6771980 to 1989
  • 9901970 to 1979
  • 8351960 to 1969
  • 1,4071950 to 1959
  • 4171940 to 1949
  • 1,4371939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Minnesota
  • 651 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 1783 rooms
  • 5904 rooms
  • 8955 rooms
  • 8446 rooms
  • 5857 rooms
  • 3668 rooms
  • 6539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Minnesota
  • 561 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 1063 rooms
  • 3244 rooms
  • 1785 rooms
  • 1366 rooms
  • 887 rooms
  • 278 rooms
  • 649+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake County, Minnesota
  • 63no bedroom
  • 2791 bedroom
  • 1,0272 bedrooms
  • 2,0863 bedrooms
  • 6134 bedrooms
  • 1475+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake County, Minnesota
  • 55no bedroom
  • 1621 bedroom
  • 4282 bedrooms
  • 2593 bedrooms
  • 614 bedrooms
  • 435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 133no vehicle
  • 1,0641 vehicle
  • 1,7052 vehicles
  • 9453 vehicles
  • 2744 vehicles
  • 1365+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 181no vehicle
  • 4511 vehicle
  • 3542 vehicles
  • 203 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

89.7% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Minnesota.

Lake County:

89.7%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7,855
  • Other state: 2,675
  • Northeast: 279
  • Midwest: 1,558
  • South: 253
  • West: 581
Year householders moved into unit in Lake County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.1%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 11.6%Wood
  • 6.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Electricity
  • 11.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

2.4%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

4.0%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

11.1%
Minnesota:

22.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lake County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $816,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,674,000
    Regular Highways: $598,000
    Housing and Community Development: $193,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,055,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $3,732,000
    Regular Highways: $3,663,000
    Health - Other: $3,440,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,099,000
    Financial Administration: $1,574,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $770,000
    General - Other: $659,000
    General Public Buildings: $592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $498,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Corrections - Other: $183,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,284,000
    Highways: $1,948,000
    Public Welfare: $970,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $236,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $246,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,887,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,959,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $928,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Sale of Property: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $33,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,990,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,304,000
    Public Welfare: $2,980,000
    Other: $1,835,000
    General Local Government Support: $440,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,356,000
    Other License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,597,000

Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $816,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,674,000
    Regular Highways: $598,000
    Housing and Community Development: $193,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,055,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $3,732,000
    Regular Highways: $3,663,000
    Health - Other: $3,440,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,099,000
    Financial Administration: $1,574,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $770,000
    General - Other: $659,000
    General Public Buildings: $592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $498,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Corrections - Other: $183,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,284,000
    Highways: $1,948,000
    Public Welfare: $970,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $236,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $246,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,887,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,959,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $928,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Sale of Property: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $33,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,990,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,304,000
    Public Welfare: $2,980,000
    Other: $1,835,000
    General Local Government Support: $440,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,356,000
    Other License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,597,000

Lake County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $816,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,674,000
    Regular Highways: $598,000
    Housing and Community Development: $193,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,055,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $3,732,000
    Regular Highways: $3,663,000
    Health - Other: $3,440,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,099,000
    Financial Administration: $1,574,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $770,000
    General - Other: $659,000
    General Public Buildings: $592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $498,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Corrections - Other: $183,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,284,000
    Highways: $1,948,000
    Public Welfare: $970,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $236,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $246,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,887,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,959,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $928,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Sale of Property: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $33,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,990,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,304,000
    Public Welfare: $2,980,000
    Other: $1,835,000
    General Local Government Support: $440,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,356,000
    Other License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,597,000

Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $816,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,674,000
    Regular Highways: $598,000
    Housing and Community Development: $193,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,055,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $3,732,000
    Regular Highways: $3,663,000
    Health - Other: $3,440,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,157,000
    Police Protection: $2,099,000
    Financial Administration: $1,574,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $956,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $770,000
    General - Other: $659,000
    General Public Buildings: $592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $498,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Corrections - Other: $183,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,284,000
    Highways: $1,948,000
    Public Welfare: $970,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $236,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $246,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,887,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,959,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $928,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,294,000
    Sale of Property: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $33,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,990,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,304,000
    Public Welfare: $2,980,000
    Other: $1,835,000
    General Local Government Support: $440,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,356,000
    Other License: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,597,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 108
  • Number of aged recipients: 5
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 103
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 80
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 14
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 47
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 40
Most common first names in Lake County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7975.7 years
William6474.3 years
Mary4579.3 years
James3571.2 years
Robert3372.3 years
Arthur3178.0 years
George3176.7 years
Carl2976.6 years
Richard2872.4 years
Margaret2779.0 years
Most common last names in Lake County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10178.1 years
Anderson6877.5 years
Carlson4376.9 years
Olson4081.1 years
Peterson3076.4 years
Erickson2978.1 years
Nelson2779.0 years
Larson2381.6 years
Swanson2279.1 years
Hanson2076.5 years
Businesses in Lake County, MN
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn2H&R Block2
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1True Value2
Ford1U-Haul2

Lake County on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"