Heron Lake, Minnesota Population 2020

650

Heron Lake is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 650, it is the 439th largest city in Minnesota and the 12210th largest city in the United States. Heron Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -6.88% 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 523 people per square mile.

The average household income in Heron Lake is $62,925 with a poverty rate of 9.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $683 per month, and the median house value is $73,800. The median age in Heron Lake is 35.2 years, 32.6 years for males, and 43.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males.

Heron Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 96.14%
  • Other race: 3.46%
  • Two or more races: 0.40%
  • 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 650, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 652.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 698.

Heron Lake, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72296.14%
Some Other Race263.46%
Two or More Races30.40%

Heron Lake Population Pyramid 2020

Heron Lake Median Age

35.2


Total

32.6


Male

43.4


Female

Heron Lake Adults

There are 570 adults, (124 of whom are seniors) in Heron Lake.

Heron Lake Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Heron Lake Sex Ratio

Female

377

50.20%

Male

374

49.80%

Heron Lake Households and Families

Heron Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Heron Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.4%4.6%
All74.2%25.8%
Non Family59.8%40.2%
Male53.3%46.7%
Female50%50%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3412.274.2
Married1522.8495.4
Non Family1321.1359.8
Female422.6750
Male153.8753.3

2.72

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Heron Lake Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade254.94%
9th to 12th Grade265.14%
High School Graduate15931.42%
Some College12725.10%
Associates Degree6613.04%
Bachelors Degree9418.58%
Graduate Degree91.78%

Heron Lake Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White478450103
Hispanic285
Other Race8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,891$39,167$30,000
Less Than High School$31,875$35,714$
High School Grad$31,071$34,375$23,125
Some College$38,448$39,167$31,000
Bachelors Degree$46,250$74,167$43,571
Graduate Degree$$$

$37,891

Average Earnings

$39,167

Average Male

$30,000

Average Female

Heron Lake Language

Heron Lake Language by Age

Heron Lake Language

94.37% of Heron Lake residents speak only English, while 5.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.

Heron Lake Poverty

Heron Lake Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic613862.30%
White687355.09%
Other261869.23%

9.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.05%

Male Poverty Rate

8.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Heron Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Heron Lake is Other, with 69.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Heron Lake is White, with 5.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.69%
High School10.06%
Some College2.07%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.85%
Female Employed9.31%
Male Employed7.39%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Heron Lake Income

Heron Lake Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,250$62,925
Families$67,083$72,685
Married Families$77,955-
Non Families$36,250$40,201

Heron Lake Marital Status

Heron Lake Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Heron Lake Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Heron Lake Marital Status by Race

Heron Lake Veterans

53

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam23
Second Gulf War9
First Gulf War6
World War II3
Korea1
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7421
35 to 5421
75+7
55 to 644
18 to 34

$Heron Lake Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Heron Lake Employment Status

76.3%

Labor Force Participation

72.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Heron Lake Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.17%

Born in Minnesota

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.47% of Heron Lake residents were born in the United States, with 74.17% having been born in Minnesota. 0.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020650-1-0.15%
2019651-1-0.15%
2018652-7-1.06%
2017659-1-0.15%
2016660-14-2.08%
2015674-14-2.03%
2014688-3-0.43%
2013691-2-0.29%
201269340.58%
2011689-8-1.15%
20106970.00%