Lakefield, Minnesota

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Lakefield is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,721 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,721 people, 731 households, and 453 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,611.0 people per square mile (621.0/km²). There were 784 housing units at an average density of 733.9/sq mi (282.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.07% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 731 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $37,898. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $19,932 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,003.


Lakefield is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Lakefield is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.


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