Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

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Minnesota Lake is a city in Blue Earth and Faribault counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 681 at the 2000 census. The bulk of the city is in Faribault County; only a small part extends into Blue Earth County. Minnesota Lake was first called Marples in 1858 after an early settler of the area. It was later changed to Minnesota Lake in 1866.

The small Blue Earth County portion of Minnesota Lake is part of the MankatoMetropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (23.67%) is water.

Minnesota State Highway 22 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 681 people, 297 households, and 196 families residing in the city. The population density was 431.6 people per square mile (166.4/km²). There were 316 housing units at an average density of 200.3/sq mi (77.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.56% White, 0.15% Native American, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 297 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,896, and the median income for a family was $44,091. Males had a median income of $32,105 versus $19,844 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,609. About 2.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.


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