Lake Park, Minnesota

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Lake Park, Minnesota
City
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Motto: Gateway to the Lakes
Location of Lake Park, Minnesota
Location of Lake Park, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°53′9″N 96°5′44″W / 46.88583°N 96.09556°W / 46.88583; -96.09556
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Becker
Area[1]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,345 ft (410 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 881
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 881
 • Density 807.2/sq mi (311.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56554
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-34784[4]
GNIS feature ID 0646380[5]

Lake Park is a city in Becker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 881 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.[1]

Lake Park is located on U.S. Route 10, five miles east of the county line and is southwest of Labelle Lake. The only school in Lake Park is the Lake Park/Audubon high school.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 881 people, 316 households, and 216 families residing in the city. The population density was 807.2 inhabitants per square mile (311.7 /km2). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 360.8 per square mile (139.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.1% African American, 1.9% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 316 households of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 35.6 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census[4], there were 782 people, 308 households and 198 families residing in the city. The population density was 799.4 per square mile (308.1/km²). There were 326 housing units at an average density of 333.2 per square mile (128.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.91% White, 0.26% African American, 1.28% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 308 households of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.22.

Age distribution was 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median household income was $32,857, and the median family income was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,048 versus $16,932 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,307. About 6.8% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The City of Lake Park is Minnesota Statutory Plan A City of the FourthClass governed solely by a City Council headed by an elected Mayor, and fourcouncil members elected at-large. One council member is appointed by the Mayorto serve as the Vice-Mayor. Current Mayor Aaron Lee Wittnebel, Vice-Mayor (Councilman)Jon Anderson and Councilwoman Amy Degerstrom were elected to serve untilDecember 2016. Mayor Aaron Lee Wittnebel ran unopposed after former MayorZachariason chose not seek re-election in 2012. Councilwoman Alicia EllenViergutz was appointed to serve out the remainder of the term for MayorWittnebel's for Council Seat until 2014. There is currently one vacant Councilseat after the retirement of Councilman Martin Pepper on June 10, 2013.[7]

Education[edit]

LakePark's school system is combined with that of neighboring Audubon. The high school (7-12) is in Lake Park and the elementary school (1-6) is locatedin Audubon. The school's mascot is the Raider, a traditional depiction ofPirate. The former mascot for Lake Park, was the Parker Penguin. The school'scurrent Victory song/cheer has lyrics written by the first High School Principalfor the newly formed LPA School District, Ron Fleming's daughter, using thechords from the Notre Dame Victory March.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 46°53′11″N 96°05′40″W / 46.88639°N 96.09444°W / 46.88639; -96.09444