Heron Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

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Heron Lake is a city located in Jackson County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 642, it is the 441st largest city in Minnesota and the 12236th largest city in the United States . Heron Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -8.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 698 in 2010. Heron Lake reached it's highest population of 697 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Heron Lake has a population density of 517 people per square mile.

The average household income in Heron Lake is $66,792 with a poverty rate of 7.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $73,900. The median age in Heron Lake is 35.5 years, 32.4 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Heron Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 92.67%
  • Two or more races: 4.00%
  • Other race: 3.33%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Heron Lake, Minnesota is 642 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 651.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 698.

Heron Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White69592.67%
Two or More Races304.00%
Some Other Race253.33%
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Heron Lake Population by Race

Heron Lake Population Pyramid $2021

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Heron Lake Median Age

35.5


Total

32.4


Male

41.7


Female

Heron Lake Adults

There are 558 adults, (125 of whom are seniors) in Heron Lake.

Heron Lake Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Heron Lake Sex Ratio

Female

355

47.33%

Male

395

52.67%

Heron Lake Population by Age

Heron Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Heron Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.8%5.2%
All72.8%27.2%
Male64.7%35.3%
Non Family56.3%43.7%
Female32.1%67.9%

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Heron Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3242.3172.8
Married1533.0294.8
Non Family1261.1256.3
Female282.9332.1
Male173.7664.7

2.9

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Heron Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade193.81%
9th to 12th Grade367.21%
High School Graduate15631.26%
Some College11523.05%
Associates Degree6713.43%
Bachelors Degree9218.44%
Graduate Degree142.81%
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Heron Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Heron Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White463435100
Hispanic2296
2+ Races14
Other Race7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 27.27%.

Heron Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,922$41,544$31,625
Less Than 9th Grade$44,167$45,446$
High School Graduate$34,028$40,000$27,969
Some College$38,317$39,167$31,042
Bachelors Degree$49,063$75,000$47,500
Graduate Degree$51,250$$60,000

$39,922

Average Earnings

$41,544

Average Male

$31,625

Average Female

Heron Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Heron Lake Language by Age

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Heron Lake Language

96.66% of Heron Lake residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.34% of the population.

Heron Lake Language

Heron Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White669345.08%
Hispanic602033.33%
Other251872.00%

7.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.67%

Male Poverty Rate

5.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Heron Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Heron Lake is Other, with 72.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Heron Lake is White, with 5.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 1.72%.

Heron Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School6.41%
Some College3.30%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Heron Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Female Employed7.94%
Male Employed4.96%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Heron Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Heron Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,500$66,792
Families$68,864$76,816
Married Families$79,107-
Non Families$40,714$43,160
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Income by Household Type

Heron Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Heron Lake Married by Age and Sex

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Heron 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.

Heron Lake Marital Status by Race

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Heron Lake Marital Status

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57

Number of Veterans

53

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam25
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War8
World War II2
Korea

Heron Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5424
65 to 7423
75+6
55 to 644
18 to 34

Heron Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5710.61%
Hispanic311.11%

Heron Lake Veterans by Race

Heron Lake Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Heron Lake Veterans by Education

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75.9%

Labor Force Participation

73.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Heron Lake Employment by Age

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Heron Lake Employment by Race

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Heron Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.53%

Born in Heron Lake

99.20%

Native Born

0.80%

Foreign Born

0.40%

Non Citizen

0.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.20% of Heron Lake residents were born in the United States, with 70.53% having been born in Minnesota. 0.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Heron Lake Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021642-3-0.47%
2020645-3-0.46%
2019648-3-0.46%
2018651-7-1.06%
2017658-2-0.30%
2016660-16-2.37%
2015676-11-1.60%
2014687-4-0.58%
2013691-2-0.29%
201269340.58%
2011689-8-1.15%
20106970.00%

Heron Lake Population by Year