Wood Lake's Livability
About Wood Lake, MN
Wood Lake, MN is located in Yellow Medicine County in the state of Minnesota.
The total City Population for Wood Lake is about 426 with about 195 people per square mile.
The Average Home Value is $72,837, which is roughly 63% lower than the Average Home Value of $196,895 for the state of Minnesota, and roughly 66% lower than the National Average of $217,072.
The Median Income Per Household is about $64,063, which is roughly 10% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $70,950 for the state of Minnesota, and roughly 1% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 2.56
Male Population Estimate: 48.6%
Female Population Estimate: 51.4%
Median Age: 42
Male Median Age: 37.8
Female Median Age: 40.2
Racial Demographic Estimates
Democratic, (DFL) Party
Democratic, (DFL) Party
Voting Results by Party
NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Wood Lake specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Yellow Medicine County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)
Average # of Violent Crimes for Yellow Medicine County: About 120.943 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Yellow Medicine County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 58% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The Unemployment Rate for Wood Lake is about 1.7%.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 56.82
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
✓ Minnesota does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ Minnesota does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
✓ Minnesota does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Minnesota does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Minnesota does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Minnesota does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Minnesota does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Minnesota does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Minnesota does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Minnesota does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ Minnesota does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
✓ Minnesota does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Minnesota does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
✓ Minnesota does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
✓ Minnesota does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
✓ Minnesota does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
✓ Minnesota does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
✓ Minnesota does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 56297
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 1057.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 507