Battle Lake, MN


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Battle Lake is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 880 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Battle Lake is the 359th largest community in Minnesota.

Battle Lake is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Battle Lake is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Battle Lake who work in sales jobs (15.14%), healthcare (14.51%), and food service (13.56%).

Battle Lake’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Battle Lake has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Battle Lake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Battle Lake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Battle Lake may be for you.

Being a small city, Battle Lake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Battle Lake is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.65% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Battle Lake in 2010 was $25,442, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,768 for a family of four. However, Battle Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Battle Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Battle Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Battle Lake include German, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Battle Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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