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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Lake Country Power147,877148,618152,258154,631

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-48,0627,4527,461
5-98,3967,9057,927
10-148,4878,3078,484
15-199,0598,0138,341
20-246,8287,0536,620
25-297,6198,0747,202
30-347,7247,9058,297
35-397,8388,1918,142
40-448,4787,9558,584
45-4910,9858,8188,635
50-5412,98910,2899,508
55-5913,31112,98510,914
60-6410,62713,21312,783
65-698,34511,92813,231
70-746,5639,16610,944
75-795,1586,2177,835
80-844,0304,1064,895
85+4,1194,6814,828
18+118,085123,693125,646
Median Age464849

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Lake Country Power2019
Total152,258.000
White Alone92.680
Black Alone0.940
American Indian Alone3.280
Asian Alone0.420
Pacific Islander Alone0.050
Some Other Race0.240
Two or More Races2.390
Hispanic Origin1.570
Diversity Index16.600

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Lake Country Power2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households61,60864,15865,38666,284
Housing Units83,46592,01594,59696,374
Owner Occupied Units52,13852,769
Renter Occupied Units13,24813,515
Vacant Units29,21030,090

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Lake Country Power20192024
Median Home Value$176,147$226,129
Average Home Value$213,742$265,117
<$50,0004,2212,611
$50,000 - $99,9999,3916,195
$100,000 - $149,9997,7264,513
$150,000 - $199,9999,0469,131
$200,000 - $249,9996,3037,528
$250,000 - $299,9995,1256,428
$300,000 - $399,9995,3808,104
$400,000 - $499,9992,4044,073
$500,000 - $749,9991,8063,131
$1,000,000 +149165

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later1,489
2000-200911,966
1990-199911,166
1980-19899,161
1970-197916,233
1960-19698,363
1950-195912,272
1940-19496,372
1939 or Before15,519

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Lake Country Power20192024
Median Household$52,150$57,772
Average Household$65,257$75,170
Per Capita$28,126$32,332

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Lake Country Power2019
<$15,0007,037
$15,000 - $24,9997,458
$25,000 - $34,9996,640
$35,000 - $49,9999,802
$50,000 - $74,99913,630
$75,000 - $99,9999,007
$100,000 - $149,9998,580
$150,000 - $199,9991,988
$200,000+1,243

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+63,953
In-County Residents54,893
Out-of-County Residents8,011
Drive Alone51,901
Carpooled5,409
Public Transport416
Work at Home3,001
Less than 5 minutes4,143
5-9 minutes9,451
10-14 minutes10,429
15-19 minutes8,649
20-24 minutes7,274
25-29 minutes3,442
30-34 minutes6,010
35-39 minutes1,671
40-44 minutes2,000
45-59 minutes3,820
60-89 minutes2,498
90+ minutes1,565
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees66,536
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt246
Mining6,244
Utilities1,071
Construction2,827
Manufacturing4,922
Wholesale Trade1,483
  
Retail Trade7,501
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers1,065
Furn & Home Furnish Str181
Electronics & Appl Store196
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip996
Food & Beverage Stores1,485
Health/Pers Care Stores375
Gasoline Stations383
Clothing/Accessory Store295
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music286
General Merchandise Str1,378
Misc Store Retailers827
Nonstore Retailers34
  
Transportation/Warehouse1,059
Information898
  
Finance & Insurance1,752
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn956
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv249
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other546
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing1,015
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv2,255
Legal Services310
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises47
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt1,327
Educational Services5,973
HealthCare/Social Assist10,078
Arts/Entertainment/Rec1,726
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs5,387
Accommodation1,696
Food Srv/Drinking Places3,691
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin4,091
Auto Repair/Maintenance788
Public Administration Emp6,520

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Lake Country Power2019
Some High School5,672
Graduated High School30,205
Associates Degree15,762
Bachelor's Degree17,991
Graduate Degree7,707

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses6,295
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus68
Mining Bus19
Utilities Bus17
Construction Bus510
Manufacturing Bus219
Wholesale Trade Bus204
  
Retail Trade Bus886
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus123
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus38
Electronics & Appl Store Bus30
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus96
Food & Beverage Stores Bus157
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus62
Gasoline Stations Bus49
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus53
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus75
General Merchandise Str Bus38
Misc Store Retailers Bus144
Nonstore Retailers Bus20
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus157
Information Bus132
  
Finance & Insurance Bus287
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus102
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus69
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus116
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus292
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus346
Legal Services Bus68
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus7
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus163
Educational Services Bus156
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus504
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus169
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus562
Accommodation Bus243
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus319
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus877
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus157
Public Administration Bus497

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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