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

11,235

Population
Growth Rate

0.33%

Median Age

51

Diversity Index

9.800

Housing & Income

Households

5,024

Total Housing Units

8,131


Owner Occupied

4,149

Renter Occupied

875

Vacant

3,107

Median Home Value

$187,281


Average Home Value

$245,638

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.40%


Per Capita Income

1.78%

Income Projection

Median Household

$62,376 $67,189


Average Household

$76,159 $82,999


Per Capita

$34,081 $37,220

Workforce

Total Businesses

544

Total Employed

5,934

Workers 16+

4,732

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

39

Employed

1,004

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

83

Employed

925

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

74

Employed

772

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

73

Employed

564

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

24

Employed

549

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

33

Employed

495

Some
High School

257

Graduated
High School

2,276

Associates
Degree

1,181

Bachelor's
Degree

1,833

Graduate
Degree

889

Average Commute Time

21 min.



Resident Commuters

3,368

Non-Resident Commuters

1,322

Drive Alone

3,577

Carpooled

578

Public

0

Work At Home

337