Big Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 10,915 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +80.0%
Males: 5,393  (49.4%)
Females: 5,522  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

31.0 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55330.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,973 (it was $50,658 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$77,973
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,867 (it was $18,931 in 2000)

Big Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $213,892 (it was $121,700 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$213,892
MN:

$224,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $878.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Lake: 103.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.3%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.2% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Big Lake, MN (2017)
    • 9,04985.1%White alone
    • 9719.1%Hispanic
    • 2922.7%Black alone
    • 1731.6%Two or more races
    • 420.4%Asian alone
    • 290.3%American Indian alone

Races in Big Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Big Lake by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(47.2)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.8)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(153.4)
9
(101.5)
12
(121.8)
12
(118.4)
6
(58.4)
16
(156.3)
18
(177.5)
12
(117.4)
15
(145.7)
13
(125.6)
13
(124.7)
13
(124.7)
1
(9.3)
9
(81.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(295.0)
39
(440.0)
48
(487.2)
29
(286.1)
19
(184.8)
22
(214.8)
16
(157.8)
18
(176.1)
21
(204.0)
20
(193.3)
18
(172.7)
10
(96.0)
3
(28.0)
1
(9.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
237
(2,796)
334
(3,768)
300
(3,045)
212
(2,092)
175
(1,702)
160
(1,563)
76
(749.7)
124
(1,213)
83
(806.1)
118
(1,140)
74
(709.8)
60
(575.8)
48
(447.3)
47
(425.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(118.0)
7
(79.0)
11
(111.7)
8
(78.9)
2
(19.5)
6
(58.6)
8
(78.9)
2
(19.6)
3
(29.1)
5
(48.3)
11
(105.5)
6
(57.6)
8
(74.6)
5
(45.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.7)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)217.5244.3224.7165.3128.3144.7114.4117.283.888.199.869.927.752.1

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City-data.com crime index in Big Lake, MN

Crime rate in Big Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (25.4%), American (11.2%), Norwegian (9.5%), Irish (3.1%), Liberian (3.1%), Finnish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 942 feet

Land area: 3.59 square miles.

Population density: 3,040 people per square mile   (average).

Big Lake, Minnesota map

678 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 1.3% Africa, 1.0% Europe, 0.8% North America).

This city:

6.3%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,438 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,587 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Maple Grove, MN (21.8 miles , pop. 50,365).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (35.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (388.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Monticello, MN (1.9 miles ),
Becker, MN (2.6 miles ),
Elk River, MN (2.9 miles ),
Albertville, MN (2.9 miles ),
Otsego, MN (3.0 miles ),
Zimmerman, MN (3.2 miles ),
St. Michael, MN (3.2 miles ),
Silver Creek, MN (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 45.34 N, Longitude: 93.75 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): BL

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,924 (-27.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 670 (11.6%)

Area code: 763

Distribution of median household income in Big Lake, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big Lake, MN in 2017
Big Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 153 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 1999: 296 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 235 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2001: 138 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2002: 151 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2003: 231 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2004: 183 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2005: 195 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2006: 146 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $398,200
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2016: 56 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2017: 53 buildings, average cost: $199,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Big Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Big Lake, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Big Lake, MN
Historical housing units in Big Lake, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +2,837 (+87.9%).
Most common industries in Big Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Machinery (6.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Big Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Child care workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Big Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Big Lake, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.1. This is about average.

City:

65.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Big Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Big Lake city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category F4 tornado 22.8 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Lake-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.2 miles away from Big Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 288.4 miles away from Big Lake center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 153.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Big Lake center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 311.5 miles away from Big Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sherburne County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Big Lake:

  • DCI POWELL CIRCLE (150 POWELL CIRCLE WEST)
  • CENTRACARE KIDNEY PROGRAM AT BIG LAKE (16830 - 198TH AVE NW)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Big Lake:

  • NEW RIVER MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MONTICELLO, MN)
  • MONTICELLO BIG LAKE COMM NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MONTICELLO, MN)
  • MAC GREGOR PLACE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ELK RIVER, MN)
  • GUARDIAN ANGELS ELIM HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ELK RIVER, MN)
  • ELK RIVER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ELK RIVER, MN)
  • GUARDIAN ANGELS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ELK RIVER, MN)
  • DCI DOUGLAS (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BUFFALO, MN)

Heliports located in Big Lake:

Operable nuclear power plant near Big Lake:

  • 4 miles: Monticello in Monticello, MN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Lake:

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 23 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; Full-time enrollment: 5,918)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 25 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 25 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 25 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 27 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 27 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 32 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)

Public high school in Big Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in Big Lake:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Big Lake: Big Lake (A), Great River Regional Library (B), Big Lake Police Department (C), Big Lake City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Lake Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Big Lake include: Zion Community Church (A), Church of Our Lady of the Lake (B), Saron Lutheran Church (C), Bethany Evangelical Free Church (D), Hope Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Big Lake Indian Catholic Cemetery (1), Methodist Indian Cemetery (2), Big Lake Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Big Lake (A), Kerber Lake (B), Beaudry Lake (C), McDowall Lake (D), Lake Mitchell (E), Keller Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Lake include: Lakeside Park (1), Lake Mitchell Park (2), Lake Ridge Park (3), Powell Park (4), McDowall Lake Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Adventures in Music Performance Tours (Tours & Charters; Po Box 719) (1), Duane's Marine (Tours & Charters; 18860 County Road 43 South) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Lake Aire Motel (340 Jefferson Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Sherburne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Lake and their reported violations in the past:

BIG LAKE (Address: 160 Lake Street North , Population served: 9,030, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
LAKEVIEW COURT (Address: Re: Lakeview Court , Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

74.0%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
30 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
17 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Big Lake (2011 data):

  • RiverWood Bank: Big Lake Branch at 240 Jefferson Boulevard, branch established on 2000/06/05. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $162.3 mil, Deposits: $128.6 mil, headquarters in Baxter, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • KleinBank: Kleinbank at 611 Rose Drive, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2010/11/22: Bank assets: $1,504.4 mil, Deposits: $1,255.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Klein Financial, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake:

Marital status in Big Lake, MN
  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Big Lake:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Big Lake
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Lake, MN (based on Sherburne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,51837
Catholic11,7724
Mainline Protestant5,95811
Other5311
None54,720-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sherburne County:

6.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sherburne County:

8.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.0%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.1%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Big Lake:

22.8%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Big Lake:

11.8%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Lake:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.1%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.3%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.7%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Lake, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$56,980$62,1600$0
Financial Administration 7$35,462$60,7920$0
Streets and Highways 5$22,915$54,9960$0
Water Supply 4$16,187$48,5610$0
Parks and Recreation 3$16,187$64,7480$0
Police - Other 2$7,353$44,1180$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,848$82,17611$10,979
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 33$161,932$58,88411$10,979

Big Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $2,918,000 ($267.34)
    Sewerage: $1,395,000 ($127.81)
    Police Protection: $1,110,000 ($101.69)
    Water Utilities: $991,000 ($90.79)
    Financial Administration: $520,000 ($47.64)
    Regular Highways: $445,000 ($40.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $309,000 ($28.31)
    Central Staff Services: $247,000 ($22.63)
    General Public Buildings: $140,000 ($12.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $130,000 ($11.91)
    Libraries: $92,000 ($8.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,605,000 ($147.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($4.49)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($2.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($1.47)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,431,000 ($222.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $306,000 ($28.03)

Big Lake government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,326,000 ($121.48)
    Other: $379,000 ($34.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $154,000 ($14.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($1.92)
    General Local Government Support: $19,000 ($1.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($1.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $901,000 ($82.55)
    Interest Earnings: $87,000 ($7.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $62,000 ($5.68)
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000 ($3.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($2.47)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.55)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $3,434,000 ($314.61)
    Water Utilities: $1,778,000 ($162.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $156,000 ($14.29)
    Other: $143,000 ($13.10)
    Highways: $62,000 ($5.68)
  • Tax - Property: $3,621,000 ($331.75)

Big Lake government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,061,000 ($5594.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,008,000 ($5406.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,955,000 ($453.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,903,000 ($265.96)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,333,000 ($122.13)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,023,000 ($93.72)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $310,000 ($28.40)

Big Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,959,000 ($179.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,547,000 ($599.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,116,000 ($743.56)

10.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.02%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hennepin County, MN  1.63% ($52,965 average AGI)
from Wright County, MN  1.58% ($52,737)
from Anoka County, MN  1.57% ($61,166)


8.84% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hennepin County, MN  1.42% ($68,861 average AGI)
to Wright County, MN  1.27% ($57,257)
to Stearns County, MN  1.14% ($35,307)
Businesses in Big Lake, MN
NameCountNameCount
Caribou Coffee1Long John Silver's1
Circle K1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
Jones New York1UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Lake:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Lake:

  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KLZZ (103.7 FM; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KCML (99.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES INC)
  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KVSC (88.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Big Lake:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WCMN-LP (Channel 13; ST. CLOUD-SARTELL, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
Big Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Big Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.8mTotal length
  • 64,450Total average daily traffic
  • 1,589Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,750Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Lake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3.7 Mi Ne (Lat: 45.383306 Lon: -93.708583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 457 m, Call Sign: KOS392,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.550 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/1984, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/10/2001, Registrant: Paxson Minneapolis License Inc, 601 Clearwater Park Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Kxli Transmitter (Lat: 45.383306 Lon: -93.708583), Structure height: 459 m, Call Sign: WHE910,
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.010 MHz, Grant Date: 06/12/1984, Expiration Date: 04/01/1993, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Registrant: L.E.O. Broadcasting Inc, Traffic, Minneapolis, MN 55403

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • CP528 WIU, Bnsf Ls25 Mp52.8 - Cp528 Wiu (Lat: 45.364806 Lon: -93.833917), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPNT798,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.010 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2014, Expiration Date: 06/15/2024, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 1/2 Mi S Of Hwy 10 On Cr 43 (Lat: 45.317194 Lon: -93.748028), Call Sign: WYP259, Licensee ID: L00045654,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.925 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2012, Expiration Date: 09/29/2022, Registrant: Truman Sanford & Sons Inc, 19292 Cr 43, Big Lake, MN 55309, Phone: (612) 263-2296
  • Lat: 45.331111 Lon: -93.728889, Call Sign: WQDW234,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.387 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2015, Expiration Date: 11/14/2025, Certifier: Michael Goebel, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Big Lake)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$145,3384$137,71824$168,1041$50,8402$107,110
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$60,6100$02$150,6450$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$127,5901$32,1708$173,1411$61,6001$84,330
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$72,4700$06$172,4951$42,9300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$190,7200$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0304.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$148,7431$189,4001$62,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$232,6701$120,8901$98,490
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$158,5500$01$104,640
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0304.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Lake, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Lake, MN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of fires - 52 took place in 2012, and the least - 21 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Big Lake, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.1%), and Outside Fires (38.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Big Lake, MN
    • 24943.1%Structure Fires
    • 22138.2%Outside Fires
    • 8013.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 284.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Lake, MN
Most common first names in Big Lake, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2972.6 years
William2175.1 years
Robert2071.6 years
James1968.5 years
George1773.2 years
Mary1777.9 years
Helen1482.7 years
Charles1470.2 years
Mabel1384.8 years
Margaret1279.2 years
Most common last names in Big Lake, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3270.8 years
Peterson2278.4 years
Anderson2175.1 years
Hanson1678.1 years
Larson1078.5 years
Olson1079.3 years
Smith1076.3 years
Swanson981.3 years
Erickson882.0 years
Brenteson878.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Lake, MN
  • 88.9%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Lake, MN
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 34.2%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.3%No fuel used


Big Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 38 pilots and 31 other airmen in this city.
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