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

Population
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Population

Population2000201020202025
Lake County, MN11,05810,86611,23511,340

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4584542531
5-9516552554
10-14588545616
15-19591536537
20-24489483453
25-29537572490
30-34527547580
35-39523577559
40-44568527610
45-49814626613
50-54993774682
55-59945968803
60-64763985911
65-696658971,043
70-74566755822
75-79466548689
80-84388370416
85+343431431
18+8,7999,2679,313
Median Age485151

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Lake County, MN2020
Total11,235.000
White Alone96.610
Black Alone0.140
American Indian Alone0.670
Asian Alone0.600
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.330
Two or More Races1.660
Hispanic Origin1.740
Diversity Index9.800

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Lake County, MN2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households4,6464,8255,0245,082
Housing Units6,8407,6818,1318,356
Owner Occupied Units4,1494,211
Renter Occupied Units875871
Vacant Units3,1073,274

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Lake County, MN20202025
Median Home Value$187,281$196,665
Average Home Value$245,638$256,709
<$50,00010490
$50,000 - $99,999600533
$100,000 - $149,999733692
$150,000 - $199,999855847
$200,000 - $249,999436461
$250,000 - $299,999460523
$300,000 - $399,999434490
$400,000 - $499,999159175
$500,000 - $749,999220241
$1,000,000 +3031

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later117
2000-20091,119
1990-1999727
1980-1989885
1970-1979924
1960-1969696
1950-19591,412
1940-1949493
1939 or Before1,363

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Lake County, MN20202025
Median Household$62,376$67,189
Average Household$76,159$82,999
Per Capita$34,081$37,220

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Lake County, MN2020
<$15,000391
$15,000 - $24,999352
$25,000 - $34,999376
$35,000 - $49,999803
$50,000 - $74,999995
$75,000 - $99,999831
$100,000 - $149,999881
$150,000 - $199,999281
$200,000+114

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+4,732
In-County Residents3,368
Out-of-County Residents1,322
Drive Alone3,577
Carpooled578
Public Transport0
Work at Home337
Less than 5 minutes443
5-9 minutes993
10-14 minutes830
15-19 minutes390
20-24 minutes171
25-29 minutes204
30-34 minutes349
35-39 minutes180
40-44 minutes183
45-59 minutes343
60-89 minutes255
90+ minutes54
Average Travel Time21

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees5,934
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt10
Mining335
Utilities39
Construction121
Manufacturing549
Wholesale Trade55
  
Retail Trade772
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers245
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store3
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip142
Food & Beverage Stores226
Health/Pers Care Stores51
Gasoline Stations22
Clothing/Accessory Store3
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music23
General Merchandise Str5
Misc Store Retailers49
Nonstore Retailers3
  
Transportation/Warehouse54
Information75
  
Finance & Insurance94
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn52
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv15
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other27
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing85
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv60
Legal Services12
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt100
Educational Services346
HealthCare/Social Assist1,004
Arts/Entertainment/Rec176
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs925
Accommodation430
Food Srv/Drinking Places495
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin564
Auto Repair/Maintenance28
Public Administration Emp490

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Lake County, MN2020
Some High School257
Graduated High School2,276
Associates Degree1,181
Bachelor's Degree1,833
Graduate Degree889

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses544
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus2
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus31
Manufacturing Bus24
Wholesale Trade Bus9
  
Retail Trade Bus74
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus10
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus2
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus6
Food & Beverage Stores Bus19
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus4
Gasoline Stations Bus4
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus5
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus16
Nonstore Retailers Bus6
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus12
Information Bus10
  
Finance & Insurance Bus20
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus8
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus10
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus19
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus21
Legal Services Bus4
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus11
Educational Services Bus11
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus39
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus23
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus83
Accommodation Bus50
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus33
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus73
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus9
Public Administration Bus46

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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