Forest Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 20,933 (87% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: +207.9%
Males: 10,370  (49.5%)
Females: 10,563  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

39.5 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 55025.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $83,082 (it was $44,419 in 2000)
Forest Lake:

$83,082
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,064 (it was $20,058 in 2000)

Forest Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $299,288 (it was $121,700 in 2000)
Forest Lake:

$299,288
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $287,196; detached houses: $306,078; townhouses or other attached units: $174,898; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $452,695; mobile homes: $19,615

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,164.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forest Lake: 112.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.9%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.6% for Black residents, 4.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 2.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Forest Lake, MN (2019)
    • 17,43385.0%White alone
    • 9994.9%Hispanic
    • 9584.7%Asian alone
    • 5462.7%Two or more races
    • 3381.6%Black alone
    • 1690.8%Other race alone
    • 490.2%American Indian alone
    • 160.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Forest Lake, Minnesota as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forest Lake is 9,773 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Forest Lake by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019

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)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A9
(47.0)
8
(41.4)
12
(61.1)
12
(60.4)
13
(65.6)
15
(73.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(22.9)
5
(27.8)
2
(11.1)
1
(5.6)
3
(16.6)
7
(37.8)
3
(16.0)
5
(26.1)
5
(25.9)
4
(20.4)
4
(20.1)
5
(25.2)
3
(14.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(17.2)
4
(22.2)
7
(39.0)
6
(33.8)
6
(33.3)
7
(37.8)
6
(32.0)
5
(26.1)
20
(103.5)
27
(137.4)
25
(125.8)
12
(60.6)
12
(58.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
55
(314.8)
54
(300.3)
69
(384.1)
63
(355.4)
55
(305.0)
65
(351.0)
46
(245.5)
67
(350.1)
62
(321.0)
66
(335.8)
92
(463.1)
90
(454.5)
69
(337.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
432
(2,473)
460
(2,558)
465
(2,588)
431
(2,431)
439
(2,435)
372
(2,009)
349
(1,863)
269
(1,405)
421
(2,180)
408
(2,076)
528
(2,658)
597
(3,015)
527
(2,576)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
56
(320.6)
49
(272.5)
53
(295.0)
24
(135.4)
39
(216.3)
37
(199.8)
33
(176.1)
30
(156.7)
30
(155.3)
30
(152.6)
35
(176.2)
49
(247.4)
28
(136.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.2)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.4)
1
(5.1)
6
(30.2)
1
(5.0)
1
(4.9)
City-Data.com crime index175.2175.7183.0159.5165.4157.1134.1143.9183.7211.4232.3244.4212.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Forest Lake, MN City Guides:

Ancestries: German (18.3%), American (16.2%), Norwegian (8.3%), European (6.0%), Swedish (4.9%), Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/11/1893

Elevation: 909 feet

Land area: 4.19 square miles.

Population density: 4,991 people per square mile   (average).

Forest Lake, Minnesota map

754 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

3.7%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,044 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,965 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (17.3 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (23.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wyoming, MN (2.0 miles ),
Columbus, MN (2.5 miles ),
Chisago City, MN (2.8 miles ),
Centerville, MN (2.9 miles ),
Stacy, MN (2.9 miles ),
Hugo, MN (2.9 miles ),
Scandia, MN (3.0 miles ),
Martin Lake, MN (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 45.28 N, Longitude: 92.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,324 (-11.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,734 (24.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 651

Distribution of median household income in Forest Lake, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Forest Lake, MN in 2019
Forest Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2000: 55 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2002: 318 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2003: 502 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2004: 265 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2005: 115 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2006: 92 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2007: 83 buildings, average cost: $210,400
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $276,300
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $210,700
  • 2013: 68 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 2014: 60 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $275,500
  • 2017: 51 buildings, average cost: $252,600
  • 2018: 53 buildings, average cost: $266,300
  • 2019: 52 buildings, average cost: $257,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Forest Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Forest Lake, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Forest Lake, MN
Historical housing units in Forest Lake, MN
Most common industries in Forest Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Forest Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)

Average climate in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Forest Lake, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.3. This is about average.

City:

77.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.243. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.27
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.561. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.561
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.25
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00290. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00290
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Forest Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Forest Lake city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 58% 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 150.7 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 162.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 323.9 miles away from the city 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 191.2 miles away from Forest Lake center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 152.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Forest Lake:

  • BIRCHWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (604 NORTHEAST 1ST STREET)
  • FOREST LAKE DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (1068 S LAKE ST, SUITE 110)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Forest Lake:

  • FAIRVIEW LAKES MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; WYOMING, MN)
  • SUNRISE HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; STACY, MN)
  • THE MARGARET S PARMLY RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHISAGO CITY, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW LAKES HOMECARING HOSP (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; CHISAGO CITY, MN)
  • THERAPEUTIC COMM RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LINDSTROM, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL CHISAGO LAKES (Hospital, about 10 miles away; CHISAGO CITY, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW CHISAGO LAKES C AND NC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CHISAGO CITY, MN)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Forest Lake:

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

  • Century College (about 17 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; Full-time enrollment: 7,393)
  • Bethel University (about 18 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 20 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 20 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 23 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 23 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • Hamline University (about 24 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,818)

Public high schools in Forest Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest Lake:

Private elementary/middle school in Forest Lake:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Forest Lake: Forest Lake Fire Department (A), Forest Lake Police Department (B), Forest Lake Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northland Mall Shopping Center (1), The Lake Shoppes Shopping Center (2), West Lake Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forest Lake include: Faith Church (A), Grace Alliance Church (B), Christian Church (C), Forest Hills United Methodist Church (D), Saint Peter's Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Scandinavian Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Forest Lake include: Lakeside Park (1), Tower Park (2), Cedar Park (3), Schilling Park (4), Bixby Park (5), Tolzman Park (6), Bayview Estates Park (7), Beltz Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Maverick Motorsports Inc (Tours & Charters; 20031 Harrow Avenue North).

Hotels: Country Inn-Stes Forest Lake (1954 Broadway), Hitching Post Motel (23855 Forest Boulevard North), Forest Lake Motel (7 6th Avenue Northeast), AmericInn Forest Lake (1291 West Broadway Avenue).

Birthplace of: Nora Greenwald - Professional wrestler.

Washington 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 Forest Lake and their reported violations in the past:

FOREST LAKE (Address: 220 Lake Street North , Population served: 10,033, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.9%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Forest Lake in 2010:

  • 113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
132 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Forest Lake (2011 data):

  • TCF National Bank: Tcf Forest Lake Cub Branch at 2013 Broadway Street West, branch established on 2002/02/01; Forest Lake Branch at 1186 West Broadway, branch established on 1996/07/24. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Forest Lake Branch at 2001 West Broadway Avenue, branch established on 2005/07/21. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation
  • Central Bank: Mainstreet Bank Branch at 1650 South Lake Street, branch established on 1903/03/15. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $1,120.1 mil, Deposits: $949.3 mil, headquarters in Stillwater, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Resource Bank: Patriot Bank Minnesota Branch at 19810 Headwaters Boulevard, branch established on 1998/07/20. Info updated 2012/03/08: Bank assets: $14.2 mil, Deposits: $4.6 mil, headquarters in Savage, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Security State Bank of Marine: Forest Lake Branch at 21450 Forest Blvd, branch established on 2007/04/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $110.3 mil, Deposits: $98.8 mil, headquarters in Marine On St. Croix, MN, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Marine Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Forest Lake Branch at 208 South Lake Street, branch established on 1903/05/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Lake Area Bank: Forest Lake Branch at 91 South Lake Street, branch established on 1994/05/06. Info updated 2008/06/04: Bank assets: $274.3 mil, Deposits: $233.1 mil, headquarters in Lindstrom, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Freedom Bancorporation, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Forest Lake Branch at 320 West Broadway, branch established on 1980/09/18. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Forest Lake:

Marital status in Forest Lake, MN
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Forest Lake:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Forest Lake
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Religion statistics for Forest Lake, MN (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,1579
Mainline Protestant40,21238
Evangelical Protestant29,17469
Other3,69913
None100,894-
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: 20
Washington County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Here:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 136
This county:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.3%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forest Lake:

48.6%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Forest Lake:

45.7%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Forest Lake:

28.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forest Lake:

23.7%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Forest Lake:

10.5%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forest Lake:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.4%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest Lake, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$194,417$93,3200$0
Streets and Highways 7$47,868$82,0592$565
Other and Unallocable 5$30,938$74,2511$577
Other Government Administration 3$24,306$97,22437$14,268
Water Supply 3$19,326$77,3040$0
Parks and Recreation 2$10,919$65,5143$414
Financial Administration 2$14,411$86,4660$0
Police - Other 2$11,007$66,0420$0
Sewerage 2$14,617$87,7020$0
Airports 1$5,126$61,5120$0
Firefighters 1$9,229$110,74827$9,590
Totals for Government 53$382,164$86,52870$25,414

Forest Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,920,000 ($91.72)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,754,000 ($179.33)
    Sewerage: $2,577,000 ($123.11)
    Regular Highways: $2,093,000 ($99.99)
    General - Other: $2,080,000 ($99.36)
    Water Utilities: $1,587,000 ($75.81)
    Financial Administration: $854,000 ($40.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $716,000 ($34.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $433,000 ($20.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $416,000 ($19.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $348,000 ($16.62)
    Air Transportation: $94,000 ($4.49)
    Central Staff Services: $57,000 ($2.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $936,000 ($44.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $3,645,000 ($174.13)
    Sewerage: $189,000 ($9.03)
    General - Other: $71,000 ($3.39)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($2.53)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($1.72)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($1.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $78,000 ($3.73)

Forest Lake government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,528,000 ($120.77)
    Other: $697,000 ($33.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $538,000 ($25.70)
    Regular Highways: $467,000 ($22.31)
    Air Transportation: $115,000 ($5.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($1.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,181,000 ($56.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $227,000 ($10.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $157,000 ($7.50)
    Interest Earnings: $132,000 ($6.31)
    General Revenue - Other: $100,000 ($4.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,538,000 ($73.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,242,000 ($202.65)
    General Local Government Support: $81,000 ($3.87)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.24)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Tax - Property: $8,908,000 ($425.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $738,000 ($35.26)
    Other License: $526,000 ($25.13)

Forest Lake government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,245,000 ($1874.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,294,000 ($1781.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,465,000 ($213.30)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,388,000 ($209.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,315,000 ($206.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,364,000 ($112.93)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $77,000 ($3.68)

Forest Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,734,000 ($369.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,388,000 ($209.62)

7.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.95%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Minnesota average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ramsey County, MN  2.68% ($67,952 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.88% ($66,596)
from Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($62,006)


7.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ramsey County, MN  2.25% ($55,391 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.97% ($84,140)
to Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($55,720)
Businesses in Forest Lake, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike2
Ace Hardware1OfficeMax1
AmericInn1Papa John's Pizza1
Applebee's1Penske1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Sears1
Chevrolet1Sprint Nextel1
Curves1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2Target1
GNC1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS4
Home Depot1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's1White Castle1
Menards1

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest Lake:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest Lake:

  • WLKX-FM (95.9 FM; FOREST LAKE, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • WGVY (105.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest Lake:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, 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)
Forest Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Forest Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.4mTotal length
  • 278,530Total average daily traffic
  • 9,155Total average daily truck traffic
  • 74,914Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Forest Lake, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forest Lake, MN
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Forest Lake)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Forest Lake, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Forest Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Forest Lake)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$147,72522$136,489155$190,23311$48,71820$145,4662$31,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$145,9637$149,31018$182,6023$7,2033$134,8633$46,053
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$127,21110$125,78654$186,9412$4,5704$109,6852$46,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$91,3705$92,23424$199,5303$29,6073$111,2401$4,710
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$145,8801$45,4907$186,2530$01$76,8600$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0701.03 , 0701.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$197,0705$244,9502$101,675
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$230,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$112,1501$210,9800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0701.03 , 0701.04

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of fires - 66 took place in 2003, and the least - 21 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Forest Lake, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.1%), and Outside Fires (34.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forest Lake, MN
    • 26639.1%Structure Fires
    • 23334.3%Outside Fires
    • 15022.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 314.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest Lake, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Lake, Minnesota:

  • Americinn Forest Lake, 1291 W Broadway, Forest Lake, Minnesota 55025 , Phone: (651) 464-1930
  • Country Inn and Suites of Forest Lake, 1954 W Broadway Ave, Forest lake, Minnesota 55025 , Phone: (651) 982-9799, Fax: (651) 982-6173
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest Lake, Minnesota
Most common first names in Forest Lake, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8177.4 years
Mary5375.8 years
William5376.2 years
Robert5172.3 years
George4877.6 years
Dorothy3880.7 years
Joseph3874.1 years
Ruth3783.4 years
Helen3683.2 years
Margaret3482.7 years
Most common last names in Forest Lake, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7678.2 years
Anderson4580.1 years
Peterson3077.8 years
Nelson2882.3 years
Houle2184.4 years
Olson2080.8 years
Larson2076.8 years
Carlson1980.7 years
Erickson1573.7 years
Smith1572.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forest Lake, MN
  • 86.2%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forest Lake, MN
  • 52.1%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 8.1%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Forest Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Forest Lake on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 (55025) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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