The City of Forest Lake had a population of 21,046 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Forest Lake is located at latitude 45.2789 and longitude -92.9852 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest Lake 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 909 feet.
The City of Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake: City of Forest Lake.
|Total Population||21,046 (100%)|
|Population in Households||20,919 (99.4%)|
|Population in Families||17,320 (82.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||127 ( 0.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$82,278|
|Average Household Income||$103,193|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$39,787|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||8,541 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,138 (71.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,975 (23.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||428 ( 5.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$330,201|
|Average Home Value||$358,749|
|Housing Affordability Index3||135|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.51%|
|Per Capita Income||2.08%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.56%|
The table below compares Forest Lake to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 56||94th|
|Population Density||# 408||55th|
|Median Household Income||# 135||85th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 207||23rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 131||86th|
|Diversity Index||# 305||66th|
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