Medicine Lake, Minnesota

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Medicine Lake is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 368 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²)—0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (46.88%) is water. The city is completely surrounded by the city of Plymouth, and forms a peninsula stretching into the lake that is its namesake.

Minnesota State Highway 55 is 0.5 mile from the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 368 people, 159 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,133.1 persons per square mile (835.8/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 985.4 per square mile (386.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.38% White, 0.54% African American, 2.45% Asian, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population. 23.9% were of German, 14.0% Norwegian, 13.7% Swedish, 6.4% Dutch, 6.1% English and 5.1% Polish ancestry, according to Census 2000.

There were 159 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $70,750, and the median income for a family was $100,382. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $37,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,942. None of the families and 1.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable residents

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