Lake County, MN

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

Population

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Population

Population2000201020232028
Lake County, MN11,05810,86610,90910,792

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Population by Age

Population2023
0-4503
5-9517
10-14524
15-19523
20-24430
25-29505
30-34542
35-39566
40-44542
45-49564
50-54736
55-59864
60-64989
65-69926
70-74787
75-79600
80-84393
85+398
18+9,029
Median Age52

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Population by Race

Lake County, MN2023
Total10,909.00
White Alone94.46%
Black Alone0.11%
American Indian Alone0.49%
Asian Alone0.53%
Pacific Islander Alone0%
Some Other Race0.41%
Two or More Races4%
Hispanic Origin1.09%
Diversity Index12.50

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Growth Rate

Lake County, MN2023 - 2028
Population-0.22%
Households0.02%
Families-0.07%
Median Household Income2%
Per Capita Income3%

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Housing

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Households

Population2000201020232028
Households4,6464,8254,9084,912
Housing Units6,8407,6817,3257,265
Owner Occupied Units4,1254,168
Renter Occupied Units783744
Vacant Units2,4172,353

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Home Value

Lake County, MN20232028
Median Home Value$241,972$376,311
Average Home Value$305,164$424,736
<$50,000201107
$50,000 - $99,99925855
$100,000 - $149,99951571
$150,000 - $199,99958452
$200,000 - $249,999601430
$250,000 - $299,999475583
$300,000 - $399,9995421,030
$400,000 - $499,999289631
$500,000 - $749,9995591,076
$1,000,000 +4453

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later213
2000-2009993
1990-1999654
1980-1989693
1970-19791,113
1960-1969737
1950-19591,433
1940-1949424
1939 or Before1,123

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Income

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Income

Lake County, MN20232028
Median Household$66,675$74,164
Average Household$86,644$98,410
Per Capita$39,013$44,823

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Household Income

Lake County, MN2023
<$15,000405
$15,000 - $24,999420
$25,000 - $34,999316
$35,000 - $49,999485
$50,000 - $74,9991,103
$75,000 - $99,999722
$100,000 - $149,999950
$150,000 - $199,999311
$200,000+196

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Employees

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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+4,800
In-County Residents3,531
Out-of-County Residents1,209
Drive Alone3,643
Carpooled391
Public Transport14
Work at Home493
Motorcycle24
Bicycle1
Walked210
Other24
Less than 5 minutes419
5-9 minutes1,001
10-14 minutes631
15-19 minutes371
20-24 minutes346
25-29 minutes85
30-34 minutes346
35-39 minutes163
40-44 minutes138
45-59 minutes457
60-89 minutes259
90+ minutes91
Average Travel Time23

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees6,229
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt14
Mining335
Utilities21
Construction121
Manufacturing549
Wholesale Trade46
  
Retail Trade706
  
Transportation/Warehouse52
Information75
  
Finance & Insurance103
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing72
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv91
Legal Services12
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt66
Educational Services338
HealthCare/Social Assist1,185
Arts/Entertainment/Rec178
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs1,152
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin478
Auto Repair/Maintenance26
Public Administration Emp614

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Educational Attainment (25+)

Lake County, MN2023
<9th Grade105
Some High School346
GED370
Graduated High School2,271
Some College/No Degree1,602
Associates Degree1,402
Bachelor's Degree1,546
Graduate Degree770

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Businesses

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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses549
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus3
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus32
Manufacturing Bus24
Wholesale Trade Bus9
  
Retail Trade Bus68
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus12
Information Bus10
  
Finance & Insurance Bus20
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus16
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus21
Legal Services Bus4
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus11
Educational Services Bus13
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus43
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus23
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus81
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus69
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus9
Public Administration Bus56

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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