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Mountain Lake is a city in Cottonwood County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Mountain Lake. For links to other places called Mountain Lake, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mountain Lake is 43.938N. The longitude is -94.929W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,302 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,048.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mountain Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cottonwood County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56159 ZIP code.
47% of Mountain Lake residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mountain Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mountain Lake was $13,845, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Mountain Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mountain Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $510.
Libraries in Mountain Lake include Mountain Lake Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mountain Lake include Mountain Lake Observer-Butterfield Advocate
Cottonwood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mountain Lake political report.
The average commute time for Mountain Lake workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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