Forest Lake, MN 55025 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 55025: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Acceptable Alternative
Columbus, MN 55025

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 789
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,172
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,215
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.277, Longitude -92.99
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 55025 has segments in 3 Counties (Anoka, Chisago, Washington).

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Forest Lake, MN 55025 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,674
Population in Households 24,541
Population in Familes 20,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 296
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 9,369
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 6,823
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,329 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,040 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 604 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $271,140
Average Home Value $307,873


Median Household Income $76,056
Average Household Income $92,060
Per Capita Income $35,064
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 1.07%
Households 1.08% 1.16%
Families 0.94% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Forest Lake, MN 55025 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 55025 to the other 880 ZIP Codes 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 # 74 92nd
Population Density1 # 177 80th
Diversity Index2 # 328 63rd
Median Household Income # 100 89th
Per Capita Income # 139 84th

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