The City of Forest Lake had a population of 19,585 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Forest Lake is located at latitude 45.2507 and longitude -92.9668 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.53 sq. miles and a water area of 4.99 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.
The City of Forest Lake (GNIS ID: 2394789) 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 Forest 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 Forest Lake: City of Forest Lake.
|Population in Households||19,454|
|Population in Familes||16,222|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||131|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||8,083 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,612 (69.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,921 (23.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||550 ( 6.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$264,359|
|Average Home Value||$300,053|
|Median Household Income||$72,660|
|Average Household Income||$89,242|
|Per Capita Income||$34,459|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.95%|
|Per Capita Income||1.84%|
The table below compares Forest 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.
|Total Population||# 59||94th|
|Population Density1||# 424||53rd|
|Diversity Index2||# 308||66th|
|Median Household Income||# 114||88th|
|Per Capita Income||# 141||85th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.