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Located in: Primarily Wabasha County (see below). A portion of Lake City extends into Goodhue County.

Typical Abbreviation: Lk. City

Time Zone: Lake City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (651)

ZIP Code: 55041<1>

Elevation: 690 feet [210.31 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Lake City)


2018:<3>     5,131   (1.34% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,063   (2.28% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,950

Total Area:<4>   4.56 sq. miles [11.8 km²]   - of which 1.34% is water (0.06 sq. miles [0.2 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   2,687

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Lake City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4402, Longitude: -92.2749     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   44° 26' 24"
Lon:   -92° 16' 29"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Lake City

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Lake City

GNIS ID:   664666
FIPS State / Place Code:   27 / 34172

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Lake City)

About Wabasha County

The city of Wabasha is the County Seat for Wabasha County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Wabasha)


2018:     21,645   (0.14% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     21,676   (0.31% increase since 2000)
2000:     21,610

Total Area:   549 sq. miles [1,423.5 km²]   - of which 4.85% is water (26.63 sq. miles [69 km²])

Housing Units:   9,997

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Wabasha

GNIS ID:   659523
FIPS State / County Code:   27 / 157

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Lake City)

About Minnesota

From the US Census


2018:     5,611,179   (5.79% increase since 2010)  
2010:     5,303,925   (7.81% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,919,479

Websites for State of Minnesota

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Minnesota

GNIS ID:   662849
FIPS State:   27

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Lake City)

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lake City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lake City. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Lake City, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Lake City.

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