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Lake Crystal, Minnesota

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The location of Lake Crystal

Welcome to Lake Crystal ...

The city of Lake Crystal is located in Blue Earth County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Crystal: Lk. Crystal

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lake Crystal has a population of 2,500 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

Lake Crystal is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Lake Crystal: 56055<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Crystal had a population of 2,549 people. This makes Lake Crystal the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lake Crystal represents 0.05% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 227th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,549 people, the population of Lake Crystal increased 5.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,420 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lake Crystal had an population of 2,500 people. This is a decrease of 1.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.31% since the 2000 Census).

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

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 Lake Crystal. 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 Lake Crystal. 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 Lake Crystal.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Crystal ...

Looking for more information about Lake Crystal? 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 Lake Crystal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Crystal.

Communities near Lake Crystal ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mankato   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of Lake Crystal

North Mankato   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Lake Crystal

Located in Nicollet County

New Ulm   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lake Crystal

Located in Brown County

Saint Peter   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Lake Crystal

Located in Nicollet County

Eagle Lake   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Lake Crystal

Madelia   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Lake Crystal

Located in Watonwan County

Mapleton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lake Crystal

Nicollet   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Lake Crystal

Located in Nicollet County

Saint Clair   [Map]

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

Courtland   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lake Crystal

Located in Nicollet County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Blue Earth County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Crystal. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blue Earth 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 Lake Crystal.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Crystal - 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 Lake Crystal). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Crystal 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Crystal) 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 Lake Crystal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Crystal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Crystal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1053, Longitude: -94.2186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Crystal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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