Forest Lake

 

 


Forest Lake is a rapidly growing, attractive suburban community located in the northwestern corner of Washington County. The City is conveniently located off Highways 35E and 35W and is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In addition to the beauty of our lakes, residents are fond of agricultural pursuits, the small-town feel and family-friendly amenities.

The City has a variety of facilities for youth and adult activities including a new sports center for hockey and skating, ball fields and 3 golf courses. The City hosts many parks with various amenities including a swimming beach, playgrounds, picnic facilities, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding facilities and snowmobile trails.

The City is home to the Forest Lake Area School District 831 which provides excellent teachers, challenging curriculum, technology, high standards and a safe learning environment. Forest Lake also offers several other private and public school options including the Lakes International Language Academy.

Forest Lake's greatest asset, however, is the people who live and work here. Hundreds of residents volunteer in City-sponsored programs and on various advisory boards; many more take an active role in community life by donating their time through City projects, local churches, schools, civic and youth groups, and other organizations.

We invite you to explore Forest Lake and discover the great opportunities that make us a truly remarkable City and why Forest Lake is As Good As It Sounds!

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Contact:

1408 Lake Street South
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Dan Undem
651-209-9727
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Economic Development Authority

Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Population

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Population

Population2000201020232028
Forest Lake14,44218,37520,91721,476

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Population by Age

Population2023
0-41,338
5-91,411
10-141,462
15-191,406
20-241,089
25-291,341
30-341,385
35-391,502
40-441,447
45-491,254
50-541,304
55-591,321
60-641,303
65-691,124
70-741,023
75-79593
80-84344
85+270
18+15,836
Median Age38

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Population by Race

Forest Lake2023
Total20,917.00
White Alone87.81%
Black Alone1.66%
American Indian Alone0.46%
Asian Alone2.77%
Pacific Islander Alone0.02%
Some Other Race1.24%
Two or More Races6.03%
Hispanic Origin4.09%
Diversity Index28.50

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Growth Rate

Forest Lake2023 - 2028
Population0.53%
Households0.63%
Families0.60%
Median Household Income3%
Per Capita Income2%

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Housing

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Households

Population2000201020232028
Households5,4347,0148,2778,541
Housing Units5,6157,5088,7428,985
Owner Occupied Units6,2036,525
Renter Occupied Units2,0742,016
Vacant Units465444

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Home Value

Forest Lake20232028
Median Home Value$408,894$435,863
Average Home Value$442,439$469,310
<$50,000227159
$50,000 - $99,999374
$100,000 - $149,999416
$150,000 - $199,99916835
$200,000 - $249,999379225
$250,000 - $299,999527447
$300,000 - $399,9991,5971,699
$400,000 - $499,9991,4111,917
$500,000 - $749,9991,3591,541
$1,000,000 +5652

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later747
2000-20091,858
1990-19991,274
1980-19891,377
1970-19791,419
1960-1969587
1950-1959426
1940-1949201
1939 or Before544

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Income

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Income

Forest Lake20232028
Median Household$92,001$105,168
Average Household$119,364$134,235
Per Capita$47,243$53,395

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Household Income

Forest Lake2023
<$15,000469
$15,000 - $24,999347
$25,000 - $34,999383
$35,000 - $49,999809
$50,000 - $74,9991,434
$75,000 - $99,999951
$100,000 - $149,9991,717
$150,000 - $199,9991,223
$200,000+944

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Employees

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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+11,094
In-County Residents4,375
Out-of-County Residents6,366
Drive Alone8,713
Carpooled801
Public Transport230
Work at Home1,142
Motorcycle48
Bicycle0
Walked160
Other0
Less than 5 minutes381
5-9 minutes1,009
10-14 minutes876
15-19 minutes945
20-24 minutes888
25-29 minutes857
30-34 minutes1,646
35-39 minutes554
40-44 minutes970
45-59 minutes1,222
60-89 minutes499
90+ minutes105
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees9,430
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt3
Mining4
Utilities0
Construction424
Manufacturing685
Wholesale Trade89
  
Retail Trade2,356
  
Transportation/Warehouse184
Information65
  
Finance & Insurance306
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing492
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv350
Legal Services209
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises4
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt196
Educational Services890
HealthCare/Social Assist836
Arts/Entertainment/Rec665
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs1,104
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin588
Auto Repair/Maintenance122
Public Administration Emp178

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

Educational Attainment (25+)

Forest Lake2023
<9th Grade111
Some High School402
GED358
Graduated High School3,388
Some College/No Degree2,850
Associates Degree1,773
Bachelor's Degree3,701
Graduate Degree1,628

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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Businesses

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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses717
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus2
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus51
Manufacturing Bus31
Wholesale Trade Bus14
  
Retail Trade Bus117
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus9
Information Bus15
  
Finance & Insurance Bus55
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus54
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus49
Legal Services Bus15
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus19
Educational Services Bus20
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus55
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus15
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus55
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus87
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus23
Public Administration Bus17

Source: ESRI, 2023-10-17

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