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The location of Howard Lake

Welcome to Howard Lake ...

The city of Howard Lake is located in Wright County.

The location of Howard Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Howard Lake: Howard Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Howard Lake has a population of 2,078 people<2> (see below for details).

Howard Lake is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Howard Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Howard Lake: (320)

The ZIP codes for Howard Lake: 55349, 55575<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Howard Lake had a population of 1,962 people. This makes Howard Lake the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Howard Lake represents 0.04% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 263rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,962 people, the population of Howard Lake increased 5.88% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,853 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Howard Lake had an population of 2,078 people. This is an increase of 5.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.14% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Howard Lake.

Communities near Howard Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Buffalo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Howard Lake

Hutchinson   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Howard Lake

Located in McLeod County

Minnetrista   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Howard Lake

Located in Hennepin County

Delano   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Howard Lake

Watertown   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Howard Lake

Located in Carver County

Rockford   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Howard Lake

Independence   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Howard Lake

Located in Hennepin County

Annandale   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Howard Lake

Montrose   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Howard Lake

Greenfield   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Howard Lake

Located in Hennepin County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Howard Lake.

Websites for Howard Lake ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Howard Lake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Howard Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Howard Lake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Howard Lake:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Howard Lake ...

Looking for more information about Howard Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Howard Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Howard Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Wright County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Howard Lake:

The official website for Wright County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Howard Lake.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Howard Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Howard Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Howard Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Howard Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Howard Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Howard Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howard Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0623, Longitude: -94.0665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howard Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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