Medicine Lake, Minnesota

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Medicine Lake, Minnesota
City
Medicine Lake juts into the eponymous body of water; it consists of the large, curving peninsula.
Medicine Lake juts into the eponymous body of water; it consists of the large, curving peninsula.
Official seal of Medicine Lake, Minnesota
Seal
Motto: "Where water meets the sky."
Location of Medicine Lakewithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Medicine Lake
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°00′07″N 93°25′17″W / 45.00194°N 93.42139°W / 45.00194; -93.42139Coordinates: 45°00′07″N 93°25′17″W / 45.00194°N 93.42139°W / 45.00194; -93.42139
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Founded 1887
Incorporated 1944
Government
 • Mayor Gary Holter
Area[1]
 • City 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 371
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 379
 • Density 2,061.1/sq mi (795.8/km2)
 • Metro 3,279,833
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55441
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-41462[4]
GNIS feature ID 0647733[5]
Website medicinelake.govoffice.com

Medicine Lake is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 371 at the 2010 census.[6] The city is located on a peninsula that justs into a lake of the same name.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), of which 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.[1] The city is completely surrounded by the city of Plymouth, and forms a peninsula stretching into the lake that it is named after.

Minnesota State Highway 55 is 0.5 mile from the community.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 371 people, 160 households, and 104 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,061.1 inhabitants per square mile (795.8/km2). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 966.7 per square mile (373.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.8% White, 4.3% African American, 1.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 160 households of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 47.7 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 39.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000,[4] there were 368 people, 159 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,133.1 persons per square mile (835.8/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 985.4 per square mile (386.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.38% White, 0.54% African American, 2.45% Asian, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population. 23.9% were of German, 14.0% Norwegian, 13.7% Swedish, 6.4% Dutch, 6.1% English and 5.1% Polish ancestry.

There were 159 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $70,750, and the median income for a family was $100,382. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $37,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,942. None of the families and 1.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

  • Terry Gilliam – American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. His family moved to Medicine Lake soon after Gilliam was born in Minneapolis in 1940.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ The Pythons: Autobiography by The Pythons. New York: St. Martin's. 2003. ISBN 0-312-31145-1. 

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