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Big Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Big Lake had a population of 10,629 as of July 1, 2016. Big Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Lake is located at latitude 45.3424 and longitude -93.743 in Sherburne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.94 sq. miles. Sherburne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 938 feet.

The City of Big Lake (GNIS ID: 2394164) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Lake: City of Big Lake, Humboldt.

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Big Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,629
Population in Households 10,600
Population in Familes 8,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 1,539
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 3,566
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 2,628
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,913 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 653 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 290 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $170,044
Average Home Value $195,168


Median Household Income $68,148
Average Household Income $77,588
Per Capita Income $26,536
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.83%
Households 0.88% 0.85%
Families 0.8% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Big Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Lake to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 94 90th
Population Density1 # 128 86th
Diversity Index2 # 240 74th
Median Household Income # 142 84th
Per Capita Income # 534 41st

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