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Located in: Primarily Faribault County (see below). A portion of Minnesota Lake extends into Blue Earth County.

Typical Abbreviation: Minnesota Lk.

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

Telephone Area Code: (507)

ZIP Code: 56068<1>

Elevation: 1,040 feet [316.99 m] above sea level<2>

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


2018:<3>     650   (5.39% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     687   (0.88% increase since 2000)
2000:     681

Total Area:<4>   2.17 sq. miles [5.6 km²]   - of which 23.42% is water (0.51 sq. miles [1.3 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   331

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Minnesota Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8405, Longitude: -93.8273     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minnesota Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   43° 50' 25"
Lon:   -93° 49' 38"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Minnesota Lake

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Minnesota Lake

GNIS ID:   2395349
FIPS State / Place Code:   27 / 43198

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

About Faribault County

The city of Blue Earth is the County Seat for Faribault County.

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


2018:     13,758   (5.46% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     14,553   (10.06% decrease since 2000)
2000:     16,181

Total Area:   721 sq. miles [1,869.7 km²]   - of which 1.31% is water (9.43 sq. miles [24.4 km²])

Housing Units:   7,090

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Faribault

GNIS ID:   659467
FIPS State / County Code:   27 / 043

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

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

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Minnesota

GNIS ID:   662849
FIPS State:   27

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

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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 Minnesota Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Minnesota Lake 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 Minnesota Lake - 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 Minnesota Lake. 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 Minnesota Lake, 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 Minnesota Lake.

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