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Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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The location of Lake Elmo

Welcome to Lake Elmo ...

The city of Lake Elmo is located in Washington County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Elmo: Lk. Elmo

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lake Elmo has a population of 9,100 people<2> (see below for details).

Lake Elmo is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Lake Elmo: (651)

The ZIP code for Lake Elmo: 55042<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Elmo had a population of 8,069 people. This makes Lake Elmo the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Lake Elmo represents 0.15% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,069 people, the population of Lake Elmo increased 17.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,863 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lake Elmo had an population of 9,100 people. This is an increase of 12.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.6% since the 2000 Census).

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

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 Elmo. 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 Elmo. 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 Elmo.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Elmo ...

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

Communities near Lake Elmo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the West (W) of Lake Elmo

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Lake Elmo

Located in Ramsey County

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Lake Elmo

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Lake Elmo

Located in Dakota County

Blaine   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lake Elmo

Located in Anoka County

Maplewood   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Lake Elmo

Located in Ramsey County

Cottage Grove   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Lake Elmo

Roseville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Lake Elmo

Located in Ramsey County

Inver Grove Heights   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Lake Elmo

Located in Dakota County

Fridley   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Lake Elmo

Located in Anoka County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Elmo.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Elmo - 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 Elmo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Elmo 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake Elmo) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Elmo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9942, Longitude: -92.9029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Elmo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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