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Eagle Lake Population Growth Second in State

Mankato, MINN (May 25, 2016) – The United States Census Bureau recently released their 2015 population statistics for Minnesota cities. From 2014 to 2015, of the 852 Incorporated Jurisdictions (cities) in Minnesota, 316 had positive population growth, 152 stayed the same and 384 lost population.

Cities in the Greater Mankato region fared well. The table below summarizes the growth rate over the last year, as well as look back over the last five years (back to 2010). 

Eagle Lake is the 2nd fastest growing city in the state, with a population growth rate of 5.5% over the last year. It trailed only the City of Orr (population of 335) who had a growth rate of 10.6%.

The City of Mankato is the 22nd largest city in the state and gained 207 people from 2014-2015.

Saint Peter ranks 42nd out of 97 when looking at cities in the state that have a population larger than 10,000 over the last five years (2010-2015). In fact, when looking outside the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro, Saint Peter ranks 6th in terms of growth in Greater Minnesota (of cities larger than 10k in population).

About Greater Mankato Growth 
Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through business growth, retention and attraction, talent growth retention and attraction, regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. includes two affiliates: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, which focuses on development in the City Center. 

About the Regional Economic Development Alliance

In 2009, the Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) began with a progressive group of communities and counties joining together with Greater Mankato Growth in business attraction and development efforts. REDA participants include Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Le Sueur, Madison Lake, Mankato, North Mankato, Saint Peter and Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties. By working together, the group is able to efficiently provide regional and individual city and county information to businesses interested in the Greater Mankato 

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership