Heron Lake, MN

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Heron Lake Profile


Overview

Heron Lake is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 676 people and just one neighborhood, Heron Lake is the 390th largest community in Minnesota. Heron Lake has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Heron Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Heron Lake is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Heron Lake who work in healthcare suport services (10.82%), office and administrative support (9.51%), and food service (7.87%).

Also of interest is that Heron Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.


Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Heron Lake’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Heron Lake has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Heron Lake a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

Heron Lake Demographics

The education level of Heron Lake citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.82% of adults 25 and older in Heron Lake have a college degree.

The per capita income in Heron Lake in 2010 was $21,994, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,976 for a family of four.

Heron Lake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Heron Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Heron Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Heron Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Heron Lake include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Heron Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Heron Lake 0.101011101001110
Minnesota 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Heron Lake 0.101011101001110
Minnesota 22.22

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Minnesota 21

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 14 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL DIST.


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District Quality Compared to Minnesota

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Better than of MN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Jackson County Central Middle School
205 4 Th Ave N
Lakefield, MN, 56150
06-08
Pleasantview Elementary School
110 Milwaukee St
Lakefield, MN, 56150
PK-05
Riverside Elementary School
820 Park St
Jackson, MN, 56143
PK-05
Jackson County Central Senior High School
1128 N Hwy
Jackson, MN, 56143
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 37.0% 38.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 27.2% 30.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.8% 7.4%

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HERON LAKE-OKABENA SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Minnesota

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Better than of MN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Heron Lake-Okabena Secondary School
124 N Minnesota Ave
Okabena, MN, 56161
07-12
Heron Lake-Okabena Elementary School
321 Stearns Ave
Heron Lake, MN, 56137
PK-06

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 34.3% 38.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 24.8% 30.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.4% 7.4%

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ROUND LAKE-BREWSTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Minnesota

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Better than of MN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Round Lake-Brewster Secondary School
915 4 Th Ave
Brewster, MN, 56119
06-12
Round Lake-Brewster Elementary School
915 4 Th Ave
Brewster, MN, 56119
PK-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 77.1% 38.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 63.3% 30.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 13.8% 7.4%

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