East Gull Lake, Minnesota

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East Gull Lake is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 978 at the 2000 census. The nearest semi-urban area is that of Brainerd and Baxter. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area. East Gull Lake is situated in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Central Minnesota, and takes its name from the largest lake within its borders -Gull Lake.

The local airport is East Gull Lake Airport (FAA code 9Y2), a small 2-runway airport. [1]


Tourism and recreation

Mainly because of these lakes, much of the activity in the town is tourism, recreation, and vacationing, especially by residents of Minnesota and Iowa who maintain summer homes in the area. Houses immediately on the shores of Gull Lake are the most prized and the most expensive, and have attracted residents such as Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband Bret Hedican [2]. There are several high-end resorts in the city, including Cragun's Resort, Madden's Resort, Kavanaugh's Resort, and the Gull Lake Resort. Several of the resorts include large golf courses. The population increased extremely in the past three years and now (10/04/2008) is more than 2,000 all year.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.4 km²), of which, 7.9 square miles (20.5 km²) of it is land and 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²) of it (46.66%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 978 people, 370 households, and 294 families residing in the city. The population density was 123.6 people per square mile (47.7/km²). There were 709 housing units at an average density of 89.6/sq mi (34.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.16% White, 0.31% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

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