Community Profiles

County Seat: Two Harbors

Lake County in northeastern Minnesota is known for its rustic beauty, with four state parks on its Lake Superior shoreline and parts of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness within its borders. It also is an attractive location for businesses. Major industries in Lake County are mining, logging, wood products, shipping and transportation, manufacturing, health care and tourism. Two cities are operating harbors for Great Lakes shipping. The county offers great schools, a modern hospital, easy highway and rail access, skilled workers and many business incentives.

Year Population Households Average Household Size Average Household Income
2015 10,791 4,813 2.20 $61,801
2020 10,754 4,817 2.19 $69,266

Source: Northland Connection, ESRI

Lake County, MN

Population

Total Population

10,982

Population
Growth Rate

0.11%

Median Age

51

Diversity Index

9.700

Housing & Income

Households

4,910

Total Housing Units

7,969


Owner Occupied

4,231

Renter Occupied

679

Vacant

3,059

Median Home Value

$183,153


Average Home Value

$251,300

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.19%


Per Capita Income

2.20%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,475 $62,780


Average Household

$74,288 $82,630


Per Capita

$33,239 $37,055

Workforce

Total Businesses

567

Total Employed

5,578

Workers 16+

4,666

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

2

Employed

10

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

335

Utilities

Businesses

3

Employed

57

Construction

Businesses

32

Employed

118

Manufacturing

Businesses

24

Employed

540

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

9

Employed

51

Some
High School

243

Graduated
High School

2,278

Associates
Degree

1,107

Bachelor's
Degree

1,627

Graduate
Degree

977

Average Commute Time

21 min.



Resident Commuters

3,152

Non-Resident Commuters

1,435

Drive Alone

3,578

Carpooled

512

Public

0

Work At Home

284