Deer Lake, Minnesota Population 2024

3,699

Deer Lake is a city located in Cass County and Itasca County Minnesota. Deer Lake has a 2024 population of 3,699. Deer Lake is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,642 in 2020.

The average household income in Deer Lake is $112,375 with a poverty rate of 5.29%. The median age in Deer Lake is 45 years: 42.5 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Deer Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Deer Lake was:

  • White: 93.32%
  • Two or more races: 5.5%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Black or African American: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
182.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
20.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.57% (57)
The current population of Deer Lake, Minnesota is 3,699 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,642.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,39393.32%
Two or more races2005.5%
Other race270.74%
Asian110.3%
Black or African American50.14%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Deer Lake Population by Race

Deer Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Deer Lake Median Age

45

Total

42.5

Male

45.6

Female

Deer Lake Adults

There are 2,776 adults, (837 of whom are seniors) in Deer Lake.

Deer Lake Age Dependency

87.5

Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Deer Lake Sex Ratio

Female1,83650.5%
Male1,80049.5%

Deer Lake Population by Age

Deer Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2832.894.25.8
Married8423.3697.52.5
Non Family3571.2884.915.1
Female663.711000
Male183.111000

3.31

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

94.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Deer Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1254.8%
Associates Degree33812.97%
Bachelors Degree58422.41%
Graduate Degree27110.4%
High School Graduate72327.74%
Less Than 9th Grade281.07%
Some College53720.61%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Deer Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Deer Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4892,338810
2+ Races777736
Other Race27275
Hispanic24220
Asian11114

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 46.75%.

Deer Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,375$83,214$45,139
Graduate Degree$66,250$43,843$89,635
High School Graduate$29,695$49,412$28,232
Less Than 9th Grade$2,499$0$2,499
Overall$47,148$60,682$33,646
Some College$62,450$71,250$43,295

$47,148

Average Earnings

$60,682

Average Male

$33,646

Average Female

Deer Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Deer Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Deer Lake Language

94.78% of Deer Lake residents speak only English, while 5.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.19% of the population.

Deer Lake Language

Deer Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,3741875.54%
Multiple19942.01%

5.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.67%

Male Poverty Rate

4.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Deer Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Deer Lake is White, with 5.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Deer Lake is Multiple, with 2.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.65%.

Deer Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.83%
Bachelors or Greater4.68%
Some College1.94%
High School0.69%

Deer Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.09%
Female Employed4.53%
Male Unemployed1.92%
Female Unemployed0%

Deer Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Deer Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$96,471$137,178
Households$84,196$112,375
Married Families$101,389$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,179$45,509

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Deer Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.0%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Deer Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Deer Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Deer Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Deer Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

277

Number of Veterans

277

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam128
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War28
World War II4
Korea0

Deer Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7492
75+89
35 to 5467
55 to 6429
18 to 340

Deer Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White26910.11%
2+ Races810.39%

Deer Lake Veterans by Race

Deer Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Deer Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Deer Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Deer Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Deer Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.69%

Born in Deer Lake

99.42%

Native Born

0.58%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.42% of Deer Lake residents were born in the United States, with 78.69% having been born in Minnesota. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Deer Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,814230.61%
20283,791230.61%
20273,768230.61%
20263,745230.62%
20253,722230.62%
20243,699230.63%
20233,676230.63%
20223,653230.63%
20213,630-12-0.33%
20203,6421494.27%
20193,493120.34%
20183,48160.17%
20173,475-15-0.43%
20163,490-18-0.51%
20153,508-8-0.23%
20143,516-9-0.26%
20133,525160.46%
20123,50950.14%
20113,50470.2%
20103,49700%

Deer Lake Population by Year