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Population (year 2000): 6,063. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,804 (+45.2% change)
Males: 3,053 (50.4%), Females: 3,010 (49.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 28.6 years
Median household income: $50,658 (year 2000)
Median house value: $123,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Big Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (42.9%), Norwegian (19.3%), Swedish (16.4%), Irish (14.1%), Polish (8.1%), French (5.0%).

New! Lake, Minnesota forum

Elevation: 942 feet

Land area: 3.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Big Lake

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake city

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,837 (+87.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grove, MN Maple (26.2 miles pop. 50,365).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (42.4 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (482.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (4.3 miles Monticello, MN (8.8 miles Becker, MN (9.7 miles Albertville, Michael, MN (11.2 miles St. MN (11.7 miles Otsego, River, MN (11.9 miles Elk MN (13.1 miles Zimmerman, MN (13.6 miles Buffalo,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 137 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 153 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 1999: 296 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 235 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2001: 138 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2002: 151 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2003: 231 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2004: 183 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2005: 195 buildings, average cost: $187,100

Latitude: 45.34 N, Longitude: 93.75 W

Area code: 763


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.3%), Educational,health and social services (15.6%), Retail trade (12.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,580 (-26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 577 (17.7%)

Crime in Big Lake (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 rapes (65.3 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (16.3 per 100,000)
  • 5 assaults (81.6 per 100,000)
  • 13 burglaries (212.1 per 100,000)
  • 141 thefts (2300.9 per 100,000)
  • 12 auto thefts (195.8 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 171.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Big Lake (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 rapes (64.7 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (16.2 per 100,000)
  • 7 assaults (113.2 per 100,000)
  • 15 burglaries (242.5 per 100,000)
  • 184 thefts (2974.5 per 100,000)
  • 12 auto thefts (194.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 209.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Big Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Big Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Big Lake city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1951, a category 4 tornado 29.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Big Lake:
  • MONTICELLO-BIG LAKE COMM HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; MONTICELLO, MN)
  • BUFFALO HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; BUFFALO, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW NORTHLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; PRINCETON, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Lake:
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 25 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 50 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • BRAINERD LAKES RGNL (about 77 miles; BRAINERD, MN; ID: BRD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Lake:
  • BUFFALO MUNI (about 15 miles; BUFFALO, MN; ID: 8Y2)
  • LEADERS CLEAR LAKE (about 17 miles; CLEAR LAKE, MN; ID: 8Y6)
  • PRINCETON MUNI (about 18 miles; PRINCETON, MN; ID: PNM)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 2 $5,086 $30,516 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   28 $34,813
Other and Unallocable 5 $16,939 $40,653 7 $4,437
Water Supply 4 $13,899 $41,697 1 $345
Police Protection - Officers 8 $26,843 $40,264 1 $2,223
Financial Administration 3 $10,167 $40,668 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $18,764 $45,033 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $13,953 $41,859 0 $0
Totals for Government 31 $105,650 $40,896 37 $41,818


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Lake:
  • HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,138)
  • NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; COON RAPIDS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,627)
  • SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; FT enrollment: 12,913)
  • SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,183)
  • MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,857)
  • BETHEL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 2,787)
Public high school in Big Lake:
  • BIG LAKE SR. (Students: 761; Location: 501 MINNESOTA AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Big Lake:
  • LIBERTY EL. (Students: 867; Location: 17901 205TH AVE.; Grades: PK - 02)
  • INDEPENDANCE EL. (Students: 815; Location: BOX 410, 701 MINNESOTA AVE.; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • BIG LAKE MID. (Students: 768; Location: 601 MINNESOTA AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)

Notable locations in Big Lake: Big Lake (A), Big Lake City Hall (B), Big Lake Fire Station (C), Big Lake Police Department (D), Great River Regional Library (E).

Shopping Center: Lake Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Big Lake include: Bethany Evangelical Free Church (A), Hope Lutheran Church (B), Zion Community Church (C), Church of Our Lady of the Lake (D), Saron Lutheran Church (E).

Cemetery: Big Lake Cemetery (1).

Lakes and swamps: Mitchell, Lake (A), Beaudry Lake (B), McDowall Lake (C), Big Lake (D), Kerber Lake (E), Keller Lake (F).

Parks in Big Lake include: Lake Mitchell Park (1), Lake Ridge Park (2), Powell Park (3), McDowall Lake Park (4), Lakeside Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Big Lake compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Lake:
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Lake:
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • KLZZ (103.7 FM; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Lake:
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

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