Elk Lake, Minnesota Population 2024

277

Elk Lake is a city located in Douglas County, Grant County, and Otter Tail County Minnesota. Elk Lake has a 2024 population of 277. Elk Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by 0% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 277 in 2020.

The average household income in Elk Lake is $86,367 with a poverty rate of 3.91%. The median age in Elk Lake is 56.8 years: 54.9 years for males, and 60 years for females.

Elk Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 90.03%
  • Two or more races: 9.65%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
32.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8.60/sq mi
The current population of Elk Lake, Minnesota is 277 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 277.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28090.03%
Two or more races309.65%
Native American10.32%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Elk Lake Population by Race

Elk Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Elk Lake Median Age

56.8

Total

54.9

Male

60

Female

Elk Lake Adults

There are 247 adults, (123 of whom are seniors) in Elk Lake.

Elk Lake Age Dependency

150.8

Age Dependency Ratio

99.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk Lake Sex Ratio

Female15850.8%
Male15349.2%

Elk Lake Population by Age

Elk Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1212.46955
Married823.0197.62.4
Non Family33093.96.1
Male41.755050
Female25.51000

2.65

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

95.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elk Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade31.25%
Associates Degree2711.25%
Bachelors Degree3514.58%
Graduate Degree197.92%
High School Graduate8334.58%
Less Than 9th Grade83.33%
Some College6527.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elk Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elk Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White23922853
Native American111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Elk Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$36,563$45,625$25,000
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$41,667$45,313$31,667
Some College$43,438$45,625$42,708

$41,667

Average Earnings

$45,313

Average Male

$31,667

Average Female

Elk Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elk Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elk Lake Language

99.67% of Elk Lake residents speak only English, while 0.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Elk Lake Language

Elk Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White280113.93%

3.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.6%

Male Poverty Rate

4.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk Lake is White, with 3.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk Lake is White, with 3.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.73%.

Elk Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School7.23%
Some College5.43%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Elk Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Elk Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elk Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$103,125$98,659
Households$79,063$86,367
Married Families$103,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,375$51,212

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elk Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.3%

Male Marriage Rate

63.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elk Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elk Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elk Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22

Number of Veterans

22

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam9
First Gulf War7
Korea4
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Elk Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 749
35 to 547
75+6
18 to 340
55 to 640

Elk Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White228.98%

Elk Lake Veterans by Race

Elk Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elk Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elk Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elk 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

84.57%

Born in Elk Lake

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Elk Lake residents were born in the United States, with 84.57% having been born in Minnesota. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Elk Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029272-1-0.37%
2028273-1-0.36%
2027274-1-0.36%
2026275-1-0.36%
2025276-1-0.36%
2024277-1-0.36%
2023278-1-0.36%
2022279-1-0.36%
202128031.08%
2020277-6-2.12%
201928310.35%
201828220.71%
201728000%
201628031.08%
2015277-2-0.72%
2014279-1-0.36%
201328010.36%
2012279-3-1.06%
201128200%
201028200%

Elk Lake Population by Year