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Sunfish Lake is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 521 at the 2010 census. First incorporated as a village in 1958, the city's goal has been to maintain a rural atmosphere, with large lot size and as little disturbance of the natural environment as possible.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2), of which 1.52 square miles (3.94 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.
The city is bordered by Highways 62 to the north, 3 to the east, 60th Street West/Peiper Road to the south and Delaware Avenue to the west. I-494 runs through the city with an exit at 3.
Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows approximately two thirds forest soils (light blue, green and dark green), less than 10% savanna soils (red and red with blue stripes) and about 20% prairie (yellow) and wet prairie (light yellow). Most of the city is heavily wooded, on moraine topography with many slopes and wetlands and three small private lakes – Hornbeam Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and the eponymous Sunfish Lake, which was formerly known as Lake Thereau by the early French settlers of the area. For new construction, the minimum lot size is 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) of buildable land to keep with the city's goal of maintaining a rural atmosphere.
Sunfish Lake is one of the wealthiest towns in America.
As of the census of 2010, there were 521 people, 183 households, and 158 families living in the city.