Pequot Lakes (/ˈpiːkwɑːt ˈleɪks/ PEE-kwaht LAYKS) is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,162 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.15 square miles (47.01 km), of which 16.43 square miles (42.55 km) is land and 1.81 square miles (4.69 km) is water.
Pequot Lakes is part of the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Most of the current area of Pequot Lakes was gained through an annexation of the entirety of the surrounding former Sibley Township on June 4, 2002.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,162 people, 955 households, and 576 families residing in the city. The population density was 132.4 inhabitants per square mile (51.1/km). There were 1,392 housing units at an average density of 85.2 per square mile (32.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 955 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.
The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5%
As of the census of 2000, there were 947 people, 479 households, and 231 families residing in the city. The population density was 653.8 people per square mile (252.2/km²). There were 564 housing units at an average density of 389.4 per square mile (150.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 1.06% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.
There were 479 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.6% were non-families. 47.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,813, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $28,355 versus $18,816 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,275. About 11.5% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
Pequot Lakes Minnesota neighborhoods include: 32nd Ave SW, BP Locals, Breezy Point, Buschmann, Hilltop, Kimble Lake, Patriot Ave/107/Old 371, Peoria And Cty Road 16, Sibley Lake, Upper Hay Lake, West Twin Lake