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Eagle Lake is a city in Colorado County.

The latitude of Eagle Lake is 29.589N. The longitude is -96.333W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,696.


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Median household income
Local
$27,101
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eagle Lake demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Eagle Lake received national attention for an April 2007 tornado that killed 7 people and left hundreds homeless.
Historic sites and museums: Prairie Edge Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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10% of Eagle Lake residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eagle Lake ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eagle Lake was $12,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Eagle Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Eagle Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $231.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.


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Libraries in Eagle Lake include Eula & David Wintermann Library ... View libraries

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Colorado County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eagle Lake political report.

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The average commute time for Eagle Lake workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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