Lake Crystal, Minnesota

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Lake Crystal is a city in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,420 at the 2000 census. It is part of the MankatoNorth Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land. The city has three lakes close by: Crystal Lake, Lily Lake, and Loon Lake.

Minnesota State Highway 60 serves as a main route in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,420 people, 940 households, and 652 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,361.3 people per square mile (524.9/km²). There were 973 housing units at an average density of 547.3/sq mi (211.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.98% White, 0.29% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 940 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,912, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $31,970 versus $21,548 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,454. About 4.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.


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