State Demographics

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

151,591

Population
Growth Rate

0.18%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

17.300

Housing & Income

Households

65,550

Total Housing Units

95,806


Owner Occupied

53,176

Renter Occupied

12,374

Vacant

30,256

Median Home Value

$186,033


Average Home Value

$223,829

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.19%


Per Capita Income

2.39%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,081 $62,710


Average Household

$70,953 $79,893


Per Capita

$30,797 $34,662

Workforce

Total Businesses

6,249

Total Employed

67,429

Workers 16+

63,824

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

542

Employed

10,889

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

905

Employed

7,458

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

150

Employed

6,929

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

489

Employed

6,559

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

543

Employed

5,202

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

194

Employed

4,587

Some
High School

5,154

Graduated
High School

29,841

Associates
Degree

17,135

Bachelor's
Degree

18,076

Graduate
Degree

7,405

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

54,437

Non-Resident Commuters

8,333

Drive Alone

51,832

Carpooled

5,062

Public

372

Work At Home

3,208