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

Population2000201020192024
Lake County, MN11,05810,86610,98210,983

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4584531519
5-9516526535
10-14588536581
15-19591525528
20-24489473435
25-29537559480
30-34527542565
35-39523555544
40-44568508578
45-49814626583
50-54993772678
55-59945969796
60-64763947912
65-69665873996
70-74566725784
75-79466532649
80-84388368402
85+343415418
18+8,7999,0689,024
Median Age485151

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Lake County, MN2019
Total10,982.000
White Alone96.620
Black Alone0.150
American Indian Alone0.690
Asian Alone0.600
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.320
Two or More Races1.620
Hispanic Origin1.690
Diversity Index9.700

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households4,6464,8254,9104,922
Housing Units6,8407,6817,9698,169
Owner Occupied Units4,2314,230
Renter Occupied Units679692
Vacant Units3,0593,247

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Lake County, MN20192024
Median Home Value$183,153$196,322
Average Home Value$251,300$273,534
<$50,00010691
$50,000 - $99,999665609
$100,000 - $149,999763672
$150,000 - $199,999877802
$200,000 - $249,999347344
$250,000 - $299,999361403
$300,000 - $399,999483545
$400,000 - $499,999208237
$500,000 - $749,999262324
$1,000,000 +2828

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later107
2000-20091,079
1990-1999658
1980-1989743
1970-1979894
1960-1969789
1950-19591,342
1940-1949486
1939 or Before1,486

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Lake County, MN20192024
Median Household$57,475$62,780
Average Household$74,288$82,630
Per Capita$33,239$37,055

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Lake County, MN2019
<$15,000379
$15,000 - $24,999379
$25,000 - $34,999395
$35,000 - $49,999930
$50,000 - $74,999952
$75,000 - $99,999670
$100,000 - $149,999852
$150,000 - $199,999223
$200,000+130

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+4,666
In-County Residents3,152
Out-of-County Residents1,435
Drive Alone3,578
Carpooled512
Public Transport0
Work at Home284
Less than 5 minutes455
5-9 minutes1,001
10-14 minutes737
15-19 minutes431
20-24 minutes223
25-29 minutes235
30-34 minutes366
35-39 minutes82
40-44 minutes218
45-59 minutes322
60-89 minutes260
90+ minutes52
Average Travel Time21

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees5,578
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt10
Mining335
Utilities57
Construction118
Manufacturing540
Wholesale Trade51
  
Retail Trade790
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers222
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store1
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip148
Food & Beverage Stores227
Health/Pers Care Stores51
Gasoline Stations24
Clothing/Accessory Store8
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music31
General Merchandise Str20
Misc Store Retailers55
Nonstore Retailers3
  
Transportation/Warehouse54
Information77
  
Finance & Insurance109
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn52
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv24
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other33
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing87
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv124
Legal Services24
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt116
Educational Services247
HealthCare/Social Assist803
Arts/Entertainment/Rec158
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs944
Accommodation444
Food Srv/Drinking Places500
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin339
Auto Repair/Maintenance29
Public Administration Emp559

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Lake County, MN2019
Some High School243
Graduated High School2,278
Associates Degree1,107
Bachelor's Degree1,627
Graduate Degree977

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses567
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus2
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus3
Construction Bus32
Manufacturing Bus24
Wholesale Trade Bus9
  
Retail Trade Bus76
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus10
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus1
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus7
Food & Beverage Stores Bus19
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus4
Gasoline Stations Bus5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus2
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus7
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus19
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus12
Information Bus11
  
Finance & Insurance Bus20
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus7
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus11
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus20
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus25
Legal Services Bus8
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus14
Educational Services Bus11
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus37
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus23
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus90
Accommodation Bus56
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus34
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus71
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus7
Public Administration Bus58

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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