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Turtle Lake is a township in Cass County, in the Brainerd metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Turtle Lake. For links to other places called Turtle Lake, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Turtle Lake is 47.060N. The longitude is -94.469W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,309 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 699.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Turtle Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cass 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 56484 ZIP code.
17% of Turtle Lake residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Turtle Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Turtle Lake was $17,049, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Turtle Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Turtle Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $168. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $836.
Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Turtle Lake political report.
The average commute time for Turtle Lake workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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