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Silver Lake is a township in Martin County, in the Fairmont metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Silver Lake. For links to other places called Silver Lake, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Silver Lake is 43.547N. The longitude is -94.437W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 494.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Silver Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Martin 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 56039 ZIP code.
42% of Silver Lake residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Silver Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Silver Lake was $20,496, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Silver Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Silver Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,091.
Martin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Silver Lake political report.
The average commute time for Silver Lake workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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