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Located in: Washington County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Lk. Elmo

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

Telephone Area Code: (651)

ZIP Code: 55042<1>

Elevation: 940 feet [286.51 m] above sea level<2>

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


2018:<3>     9,100   (12.78% increase since 2010)  
2010:     8,069   (17.57% increase since 2000)
2000:     6,863

Total Area:<4>   24.36 sq. miles [63.1 km²]   - of which 8.67% is water (2.11 sq. miles [5.5 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   2,877

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Lake Elmo. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   44° 59' 39"
Lon:   -92° 54' 10"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Lake Elmo

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Lake Elmo

GNIS ID:   2395589
FIPS State / Place Code:   27 / 34244

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

About Washington County

The city of Stillwater is the County Seat for Washington County.

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


2018:     259,201   (8.85% increase since 2010)  
2010:     238,136   (18.4% increase since 2000)
2000:     201,130

Total Area:   422.7 sq. miles [1,094.9 km²]   - of which 9.1% is water (38.46 sq. miles [99.6 km²])

Housing Units:   92,374

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Washington

GNIS ID:   659526
FIPS State / County Code:   27 / 163

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

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 Elmo)

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<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 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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<2>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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<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 Elmo. 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 Elmo, 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 Elmo.

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