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

155,027

Population
Growth Rate

0.31%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

16.800

Housing & Income

Households

66,465

Total Housing Units

97,036


Owner Occupied

51,641

Renter Occupied

14,824

Vacant

30,571

Median Home Value

$142,705


Average Home Value

$187,168

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.23%


Per Capita Income

2.77%

Income Projection

Median Household

$50,279 $54,468


Average Household

$63,811 $73,524


Per Capita

$27,820 $31,900

Workforce

Total Businesses

6,581

Total Employed

72,292

Workers 16+

65,024

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

74

Employed

260

Mining

Businesses

18

Employed

6,834

Utilities

Businesses

22

Employed

958

Construction

Businesses

575

Employed

3,263

Manufacturing

Businesses

225

Employed

6,568

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

236

Employed

1,751

Some
High School

6,020

Graduated
High School

30,974

Associates
Degree

15,937

Bachelor's
Degree

16,796

Graduate
Degree

7,225

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

56,006

Non-Resident Commuters

8,050

Drive Alone

52,194

Carpooled

6,063

Public

500

Work At Home

2,888