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Wood Lake is a city in Yellow Medicine County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Wood Lake. For links to other places called Wood Lake, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wood Lake is 44.650N. The longitude is -95.535W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 436.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wood Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yellow Medicine 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 56297 ZIP code.
47% of Wood Lake residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wood Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wood Lake was $16,903, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Wood Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wood Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $533.
Yellow Medicine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wood Lake political report.
The average commute time for Wood Lake workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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