Elbow Lake, Grant County, Minnesota

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Elbow Lake is a city in and the county seat of Grant County, Minnesota, United States.[1] The population was 1,275 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (21.51%) is water.

U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota State Highways 54, 55, and 79 are four of the main routes in the city. Elbow Lake is 12 miles west of Interstate Highway 94.

Elbow Lake is located in telephone area code 218 near area code 320.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,275 people, 560 households, and 348 families residing in the city. The population density was 944.9 people per square mile (364.7/km²). There were 624 housing units at an average density of 462.5/sq mi (178.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.41% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 560 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,441, and the median income for a family was $38,611. Males had a median income of $28,839 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,429. About 6.3% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

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