Eagle Lake is a suburb of Mankato, Minnesota in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,422 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mankato–North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.
U.S. Route 14 and Minnesota State Highway 60 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.
Eagle Lake was platted in 1872. The city was named from nearby Eagle Lake. A post office has been in operation in Eagle Lake since 1873.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,422 people, 887 households, and 650 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,504.3 inhabitants per square mile (580.8/km2). There were 931 housing units at an average density of 578.3 per square mile (223.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.
There were 887 households of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.13.
The median age in the city was 31.7 years. 28.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 6.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,787 people, 651 households, and 481 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,485.0 people per square mile (575.0/km²). There were 663 housing units at an average density of 551.0 per square mile (213.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.98% White, 0.67% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.
There were 651 households out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city, the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,413, and the median income for a family was $54,167. Males had a median income of $33,313 versus $23,520 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,574. About 5.1% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
Every third weekend of July, Eagle Lake celebrates its city through Tator Days. Events usually include a Miss Eagle Lake queen coronation on Thursday, a grand parade Saturday afternoon and a fundraising breakfast Sunday morning. The American Legion gives free french fries to those sporting the Tator Days raffle buttons.