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Washington County

Population in 2012: 18,957 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +178.9%
Males: 9,417  (49.7%)
Females: 9,540  (50.3%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Minnesota median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 55025.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $63,431 (it was $44,419 in 2000)
Forest Lake:

$63,431
Minnesota:

$56,954
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $30,000

Forest Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $229,342 (it was $121,700 in 2000)
Forest Lake:

$229,342
Minnesota:

$183,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $300,819; Detached houses: $320,901; Townhouses or other attached units: $303,340; In 2-unit structures: $268,574; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $412,287; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $319,775; Mobile homes: $59,613

Median gross rent in 2011: $842.

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  • White alone - 16,590 (91.8%)
  • Asian alone - 441 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 442 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 351 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 158 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 66 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 29 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest Lake: 112.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (29.2%), Norwegian (11.5%), Irish (10.1%), Swedish (8.9%), French (4.8%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/11/1893

Elevation: 909 feet

Land area: 4.19 square miles.

Population density: 4520 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Forest Lake:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Lake city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

695 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This city:  3.8%
Minnesota:  6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,192 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $2,073 (0.9%)

Forest Lake satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Chisago City, MN (2.8 miles ), Centerville, MN (2.9 miles ), Stacy, MN (2.9 miles ), Hugo, MN (2.9 miles ), Lino Lakes, MN (3.1 miles ), Lindstrom, MN (3.2 miles ), Ham Lake, MN (3.4 miles ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.28 N, Longitude: 92.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,297 (-12.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,068 (23.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 651

Forest Lake household income distribution Forest Lake home values distribution

Crime rates in Forest Lake (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (29.1 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (43.7 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (43.7 per 100,000)
  • 36 burglaries (523.9 per 100,000)
  • 238 thefts (3463.8 per 100,000)
  • 40 auto thefts (582.2 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 273.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime rates in Forest Lake (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 rapes (86.5 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (28.8 per 100,000)
  • 12 assaults (173.0 per 100,000)
  • 54 burglaries (778.4 per 100,000)
  • 460 thefts (6631.1 per 100,000)
  • 64 auto thefts (922.6 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 518.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Forest Lake, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Forest Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 73% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest Lake topographic map

Birthplace of: Nora Greenwald - Professional wrestler.


Hospitals/medical centers near Forest Lake:

  • FAIRVIEW LAKES HEALTH SERVICES (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; WYOMING, MN)

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Airports and other landing facilities located in Forest Lake:


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Local government website: www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us

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

  • Century Community and Technical College (about 17 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,930)
  • Bethel University (about 18 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Northwestern College (about 19 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,046)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 20 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 23 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 2,985)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 23 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Hamline University (about 24 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,241)

Public high schools in Forest Lake:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Forest Lake:

Private elementary/middle school in Forest Lake:

  • FOREST LAKE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 807 HWY 97; Grades: PK - KG)
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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).

 
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  Ozone  Pb  SO2 NO2 PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.201. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.8
U.S.:

28.3
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00157
U.S.:

0.02218
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.05. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.05
U.S.:

2.96
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.45. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.45
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.59

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

FOREST LAKE (Address: Forest Lake City Hall , Population served: 12172, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
TANNER'S BROOK GOLF CLUB (Address: 5810 - 190th Street North , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2002), St Boil Water Order (APR-23-2002), St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-23-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-23-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-23-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2002)
NORMAN QUACK'S (Address: 845 Broadway West , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-29-2004), St Boil Water Order (APR-29-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-29-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-29-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-29-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2004)
TIMM'S MARINA AND CAMPGROUND (Address: 9080 Jewel Lane , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2001)
SUBURBAN GLASS & MIRROR/TOTAL AUTO RENEW (Address: c/o Mr. Rick Schilling, co-owner , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-03-1999), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-03-1999), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-1999)
MCCARRON'S BUILDING SUPPLY CENTER (Address: Northeast Highway Eight , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-20-2004), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2004), St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-20-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forest Lake that have no violations reported:

  • LORD OF LAKES LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHILOH CHURCH OF FOREST LAKE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WINDY ACRES (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WALDOCH SPORTS INC. (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHWOODS HUMANE SOCIETY (Address: PO Box 513, Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TIRE WAREHOUSE & SERVICE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIGSTAD'S MILL - DIRECT CARPET (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEARS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARENT BUSINESS CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WALDOCH CRAFTS INC.- COLLISION CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.1%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.5% for Black residents, 6.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 31.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forest Lake, MN

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

Forest Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

Forest Lake, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Forest Lake travel time to work - commute


Forest Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for Forest Lake (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.95%
Here59.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents48.2%32.1%4.3%3.1%1.7%
Congregations11.0%20.2%6.4%6.4%6.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%0.9%5.8%
Congregations2.8%2.8%3.7%1.8%38.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Washington County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Washington County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

26.7%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$25,576$61,3820$0
Other Government Administration 5$33,436$80,2460$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$122,036$63,6714$2,234
Police - Other 3$13,007$52,0280$0
Firefighters 1$7,477$89,7240$0
Fire - Other 1$5,101$61,2120$0
Streets and Highways 7$36,458$62,4990$0
Airports 1$4,406$52,8720$0
Sewerage 2$10,368$62,2080$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,406$52,8721$2,006
Water Supply 3$17,214$68,8560$0
Other and Unallocable 5$23,460$56,3047$10,612
Totals for Government 57$302,945$63,77812$14,852

Forest Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,541,000 ($134.04)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,737,000 ($144.38)
    General - Other: $2,084,000 ($109.93)
    Police Protection: $1,558,000 ($82.19)
    Regular Highways: $1,252,000 ($66.04)
    Financial Administration: $569,000 ($30.02)
    Fire Protection: $438,000 ($23.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $318,000 ($16.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $220,000 ($11.61)
    Air Transportation: $165,000 ($8.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $164,000 ($8.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000 ($8.33)
    Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($2.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $325,000 ($17.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $358,000 ($18.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $226,000 ($11.92)
    Regular Highways: $167,000 ($8.81)
    Police Protection: $103,000 ($5.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $101,000 ($5.33)
    Air Transportation: $68,000 ($3.59)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($2.85)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($1.64)
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000 ($0.37)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,729,000 ($91.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $322,000 ($16.99)

Forest Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $50,000 ($2.64)
  • Charges - All Other: $1,627,000 ($85.83)
    Housing & Community Development: $200,000 ($10.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($3.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($0.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $53,000 ($2.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $94,000 ($4.96)
    Highways: $6,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $757,000 ($39.93)
    Interest Earnings: $404,000 ($21.31)
    General Revenue, NEC: $305,000 ($16.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,327,000 ($175.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $898,000 ($47.37)
    Highways: $849,000 ($44.79)
    All Other: $204,000 ($10.76)
  • Tax - Property: $3,749,000 ($197.76)
    NEC: $459,000 ($24.21)
    Public Utilities: $109,000 ($5.75)

Forest Lake government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,525,000 ($344.20)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,041,000 ($265.92)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $425,000 ($22.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $740,000 ($39.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,355,000 ($335.23)
    Other, NEC: $4,344,000 ($229.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $382,000 ($20.15)
    Water Utilities: $170,000 ($8.97)

Forest Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,158,000 ($852.35)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,774,000 ($93.58)

9.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.60%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.05%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ramsey County, MN  3.60% ($48,164 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  1.01% ($49,186)
from Hennepin County, MN  1.01% ($52,426)


8.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.05%
Minnesota average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ramsey County, MN  2.25% ($39,903 average AGI)
to Dakota County, MN  0.92% ($43,671)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.89% ($51,972)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Forest Lake, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 39
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 31
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 64
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 70
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 110
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 76
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 181
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Forest Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 73 meters (240ft)
Total costs: $3,500,000
Total average daily traffic: 219,030
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,395

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Forest Lake, MN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 29 (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: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (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: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Forest Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 58 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 29
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Forest Lake


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest Lake, MN

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
Businesses in Forest Lake, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike2
Ace Hardware1OfficeMax1
AmericInn1Papa John's Pizza1
Applebee's1Penske1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GNC1Target1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS4
KFC1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Menards1White Castle1
Browse common businesses in Forest Lake, MN

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Total of 342 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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