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Population (year 2000): 6,798
Males: 3,291 (48.4%), Females: 3,507 (51.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $44,419 (year 2000)
Median house value: $122,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Forest Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (34.3%), Swedish (16.1%), Norwegian (15.1%), Irish (12.5%), French (7.2%), English (6.0%).

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Elevation: 909 feet

Land area: 4.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Forest Lake

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Lake city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

2.2% Foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapids, MN (23.4 miles Coon pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paul, MN St. (24.0 miles pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (435.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (4.1 miles Wyoming, MN (8.4 miles Stacy, MN (8.7 miles Hugo, MN (8.9 miles Centerville, City, MN (9.1 miles Chisago Lakes, MN (10.8 miles Lino MN (12.4 miles Lindstrom, MN (12.8 miles Dellwood,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 33 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2000: 55 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2002: 318 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2003: 502 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2004: 265 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2005: 115 buildings, average cost: $178,300

Latitude: 45.28 N, Longitude: 92.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 651


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Manufacturing (16.0%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,902 (+28.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 871 (25.4%)

Crime in Forest Lake (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (29.1 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (43.7 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (43.7 per 100,000)
  • 36 burglaries (523.9 per 100,000)
  • 238 thefts (3463.8 per 100,000)
  • 40 auto thefts (582.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 258.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Forest Lake (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 rapes (86.5 per 100,000)
  • 2 robberies (28.8 per 100,000)
  • 12 assaults (173.0 per 100,000)
  • 54 burglaries (778.4 per 100,000)
  • 460 thefts (6631.1 per 100,000)
  • 64 auto thefts (922.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 481.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Forest Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Forest Lake city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Forest Lake:
  • FAIRVIEW LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; WYOMING, MN)
  • HEALTHEAST ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MAPLEWOOD, MN)
  • LAKEVIEW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; STILLWATER, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forest Lake:
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 33 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 76 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 101 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forest Lake:
  • FOREST LAKE (about 3 miles; FOREST LAKE, MN; ID: 25D)
  • SURFSIDE (about 14 miles; LINO LAKES, MN; ID: 8Y4)
  • ANOKA COUNTY-BLAINE ARPT(JANES FIELD) (about 18 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: ANE)


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
Firefighters 0 $0   33 $5,000
Police - Other 2 $6,712 $40,272 2 $1,488
Police Protection - Officers 17 $76,376 $53,912 5 $464
Other Government Administration 2 $9,270 $55,620 5 $1,916
Financial Administration 7 $28,976 $49,673 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $8,240 $49,440 0 $0
Water Supply 2 $7,596 $45,576 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   2 $1,500
Sewerage 2 $7,596 $45,576 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $33,730 $44,973 0 $0
Totals for Government 43 $178,496 $49,812 47 $10,368


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest Lake:
  • CENTURY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 14 miles; WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,381)
  • BETHEL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 2,787)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 3,171)
  • ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; COON RAPIDS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,627)
  • ST PAUL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 26 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • HAMLINE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 2,847)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 27 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 7,652)
Public high schools in Forest Lake:
  • FOREST LAKE SR. (Students: 1,759; Location: 6101 SCANDIA TRAIL N.; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • FAIRVIEW RECOVERY SERVICES (Students: 14; Location: 246 11TH AVE. S.E.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Forest Lake:
  • CENTURY JR. (Students: 1,053; Location: 21395 GOODVIEW AVE.; Grades: 07 - 11)
  • SOUTHWEST JR. (Students: 770; Location: 943 SW. 9TH AVE.; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • FOREST VIEW EL. (Students: 663; Location: 620 SW. 4TH ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • COLUMBUS EL. (Students: 497; Location: 17345 NOTRE DAME ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FOREST LAKE EL. (Students: 430; Location: 408 SW. 4TH ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MONTESSORI PROGRAM (Students: 191; Location: 400 S.W. 4TH ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FOREST LAKE ALC (Students: 156; Location: 200 SW 4TH ST.; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • NORTH LAKES ACADEMY CHARTER (Students: 156; Location: 255B NORTHWEST 7TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 09)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD SP. ED. (Students: 88; Location: 200 SW 4TH ST.; Grades: PK - PK)
  • FOREST LAKE TARGETED SERVICES (Location: 200 SW. AVE SE; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Forest Lake:
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 1250 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FOREST LAKE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 807 HWY 96 PO BOX 425; Grades: PK - KG)

Church in Forest Lake: Faith Church (A).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Scandinavian Cemetery (2).

Parks in Forest Lake include: Beltz Park (1), Lakeside Park (2).


Forest Lake compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest Lake:
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest Lake:
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WLKX-FM (95.9 FM; FOREST LAKE, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WGVY (105.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest Lake:
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

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