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Big Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Big Lake had a population of 11,169 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Big Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 11,169
Population in Households 11,140
Population in Familes 9,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 1,617
Diversity Index3 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,330
Average Household Income $80,195
Per Capita Income $27,355

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,121 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 614 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 290 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $185,783
Average Home Value $214,058
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,735
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 2,740
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.28% 1.4%
Households 1.23% 1.4%
Families 1.12% 1.29%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2018 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 Density # 119 87th
Diversity Index # 237 74th
Median Household Income # 168 82nd
Per Capita Income # 600 34th

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