Lake Country Power is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in rural northern Minnesota (Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis). The cooperative provides electricity and other energy related services to more than 41,000 members and continues to grow by an average of 900 new members each year.

Lake Country Power maintains nearly 8,000 miles of distribution lines within 10,872 square miles of service territory. Geographically, Lake Country Power is Minnesota's largest electric cooperative.

Its service centers are located in Grand Rapids, Kettle River and Virginia, which are supported by five outpost facilities strategically located in Cook, Ely, McGregor, Remer and Saginaw.

Lake Country Power

Population

Total Population

152,258

Population
Growth Rate

0.26%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

16.600

Housing & Income

Households

65,386

Total Housing Units

94,596


Owner Occupied

52,138

Renter Occupied

13,248

Vacant

29,210

Median Home Value

$176,147


Average Home Value

$213,742

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.21%


Per Capita Income

2.83%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,150 $57,772


Average Household

$65,257 $75,170


Per Capita

$28,126 $32,332

Workforce

Total Businesses

6,295

Total Employed

66,536

Workers 16+

63,953

HealthCare/Social Assist

HealthCare/Social Assist SVG Graphic

Businesses

504

Employed

10,078

Retail Trade Businesses

Retail Trade Businesses SVG Graphic

Businesses

886

Employed

7,501

Public Administration

Public Administration SVG Graphic

Businesses

497

Employed

6,520

Mining Businesses

Mining Businesses SVG Graphic

Businesses

19

Employed

6,244

Educational Services - Businesses

Educational Services - Businesses SVG Graphic

Businesses

156

Employed

5,973

Accommodation/Food Service

Accommodation/Food Service SVG Graphic

Businesses

562

Employed

5,387

Some
High School

5,672

Graduated
High School

30,205

Associates
Degree

15,762

Bachelor's
Degree

17,991

Graduate
Degree

7,707

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

54,893

Non-Resident Commuters

8,011

Drive Alone

51,901

Carpooled

5,409

Public

416

Work At Home

3,001