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Silver Lake, Minnesota

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The location of Silver Lake

Welcome to Silver Lake ...

The city of Silver Lake is located in McLeod County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Silver Lake: Silver Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Silver Lake has a population of 818 people<2> (see below for details).

Silver Lake is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Silver Lake lies within the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Silver Lake: 55381<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Silver Lake had a population of 837 people. This makes Silver Lake the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Silver Lake represents 0.02% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 388th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 837 people, the population of Silver Lake increased 9.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 761 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Silver Lake had an population of 818 people. This is a decrease of 2.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.49% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Silver Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 48 communities that are also named Silver Lake - they are located in British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington (4), West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Silver Lake.

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 Silver Lake. 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 Silver Lake. 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 Silver Lake.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Silver Lake ...

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

Communities near Silver Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hutchinson   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the West (W) of Silver Lake

Glencoe   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Silver Lake

Watertown   [Map]

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

Located in Carver County

Norwood Young America   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Silver Lake

Located in Carver County

Montrose   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Silver Lake

Located in Wright County

Cokato   [Map]

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

Located in Wright County

Winsted   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Silver Lake

Mayer   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Silver Lake

Located in Carver County

Howard Lake   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Silver Lake

Located in Wright County

Lester Prairie   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Silver Lake

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About McLeod County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLeod 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 Silver Lake.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Silver Lake - 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 Silver Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Silver Lake 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 from Point A (ie- Silver Lake) 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 Silver Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silver Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9039, Longitude: -94.1977     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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