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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,146
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mountain Lake demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mountain Lake Pow Wow Festival - June 14-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mountain Lake web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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16% of Mountain Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Mountain Lake festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mountain Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $510.


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Libraries in Mountain Lake include Mountain Lake Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mountain Lake include Mountain Lake Observer-Butterfield Advocate

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Cottonwood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mountain Lake political report.

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The average commute time for Mountain Lake workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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