Forest Lake Washington County, Minnesota

Forest Lake: City in Washington County, Minnesota, United States

About

Forest Lake is a city located in the county of Washington in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Its population at the 2010 census was 18,375 and a population density of 200 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 21,285 inhabitants.

The city was created 148 years ago in 1873.

Forest Lake Quick Facts

Population : 21,285 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
County : Washington County
Postal code : 55025
Phone Area Codes : 651
Area : 92.01 km2
Altitude : 912 feet / 278 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1874 (148 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 23:43:33 (5th October 2022)
Density : 231 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 13.67% (2010-2020)
Forest Lake locator map
Location of Forest Lake on Minnesota map.
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Forest Lake MN logo
Forest Lake MN logo seal image

Geography

Forest Lake is located at 45°16'44"N 92°59'7"W (45.2788600, -92.9852200).

Forest Lake map

Demographics

The population of Forest Lake increased by 13.67% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,375 - census
2011 18,563 1.01% estimation process
2012 18,819 1.36% estimation process
2013 18,980 0.85% estimation process
2014 19,237 1.34% estimation process
2015 19,401 0.85% estimation process
2016 19,580 0.91% estimation process
2017 19,839 1.31% estimation process
2018 20,226 1.91% estimation process
2019 20,933 3.38% estimation process
2020 21,285 1.65% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 20,995
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 21,366
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,629
April 1, 2010 Population : 21,355
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 11.7%
People over 65 (%) : 14.8%
Female persons, % : 49.6%
White only, percent : 91.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 0.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 89.6%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,352
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 48.4%

Forest Lake zip code is 55025. County name: Washington, County fips: 27163

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 48.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $187,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,298
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $501
2015-2019 median gross rent : $795
2015-2019 Households : 7,911
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.21
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 69.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 92.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 79.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 44.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 66,645
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 467,284
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 395,338
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,360
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $43,977
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,601
Percentage of people living in poverty : 25.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,803
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 945
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 516
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 31
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,626
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 205
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,413
2010 population per square mile : 1,874.4
2010 land area in square miles : 11.39

People born in Forest Lake (6)

People born in Forest Lake, including musician Rich Matteson, cyclist Michael Olheiser, professional wrestler Molly Holly, .

List

  • Jack Trudeau (American football player) he was born in 09/09/1962
  • Brandon Girtz (mixed martial artist) he was born in 06/03/1985
  • Matt Wallner (American baseball player) he was born in 12/12/1997

Schools in Forest Lake

College & universities near Forest Lake, MN

Code Name City ZIP
173683 Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies Center City (MN) 55012-0011
175315 Century College White Bear Lake (MN) 55110
456135 Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park Spring Lake Park (MN) 55432
173160 Bethel University Saint Paul (MN) 55112
173179 Bethel Seminary-St Paul Saint Paul (MN) 55112

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Forest Lake, MN

Code Name Address Type
MSP Saint Paul Union Depot Midway Station RAIL
RDW Red Wing station 420 Levee Street RAIL
MNM Menomonie, WI 302 10th Avenue East BUS
SCD St. Cloud 555 East St. Germain Street RAIL
EUM Eau Claire, WI 6251 Traux Lane BUS

Post offices near Forest Lake

Post Office Name City ZIP
Forest Lak Post Office Forest Lake (MN) 55025
Wyoming Post Office Wyoming (MN) 55092
Chisago City Post Office Chisago City (MN) 55013
Hug Post Office Hugo (MN) 55038
Stacy Post Office Stacy (MN) 55079

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Washington County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Washington County , MN. (more)

City Name Population Title
Woodbury 67,855 City in New Jersey
Cottage Grove 38,170 City in Minnesota, United States
Oakdale 27,773 City in Stanislaus County, California, United States
Hugo 15,452 City in Minnesota, United States
Lake Elmo 9,280 City in Washington County, Minnesota
Mahtomedi 8,276 City in Washington County, Minnesota, United States of America
Saint Paul Park 5,349 Park in the Town of Kensington, Maryland, the United States
Oak Park Heights 4,973 City in Washington County, Minnesota
Scandia 4,168 City in Minnesota, United States
Grant 4,147 City in Washington County, Minnesota
Newport 4,138 City in Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Bayport 3,789 City in Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Afton 3,036 Town in Wyoming, United States
Stillwater 2,035 Urban township in Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Lakeland 1,808 City in Minnesota, United States
Birchwood 1,139 Village in Washburn County, Wisconsin

Distance to Other Cities

Forest Lake distances to largest Minnesota cities