Latest Data (2017)
Population 19,879
Nationwide Rank 1829

Quick Facts

Forest Lake, Minnesota is the 1,829th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Forest Lake, Minnesota is a city.

Forest Lake, Minnesota is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Forest Lake had its largest population ever.

Forest Lake, Minnesota is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 77% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Forest Lake, Minnesota Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1819 Glassboro, New Jersey 20,011 4.9%
1820 Havelock, North Carolina 20,008 -10.9%
1821 Miamisburg, Ohio 19,985 2.1%
1822 Germantown, Wisconsin 19,982 9.0%
1823 Leland, North Carolina 19,976 384.5%
1824 Oregon, Ohio 19,973 3.4%
1825 Sand Springs, Oklahoma 19,909 13.3%
1826 Ozark, Missouri 19,905 93.9%
1827 Lake Zurich, Illinois 19,903 7.2%
1828 Payson, Utah 19,892 51.4%
1829 Forest Lake, Minnesota 19,879 36.9%
1830 Monroe, Michigan 19,875 -9.8%
1831 Port Angeles, Washington 19,872 7.8%
1832 Norwood, Ohio 19,870 -7.9%
1833 Fernley, Nevada 19,863 137.9%
1834 West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 19,839 -10.4%
1835 Liberal, Kansas 19,826 0.6%
1836 Forest Park, Georgia 19,823 -7.5%
1837 Painesville, Ohio 19,813 12.3%
1838 Murrysville, Pennsylvania 19,800 5.1%
1839 West St. Paul, Minnesota 19,767 1.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Minnesota

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1047 Cottage Grove 36,793 19.9%
1060 Roseville 36,314 7.7%
1065 Richfield 36,151 5.0%
1088 Inver Grove Heights 35,392 18.4%
1161 Andover 32,902 22.4%
1214 Savage 31,352 45.1%
1228 Brooklyn Center 31,006 6.4%
1339 Oakdale 28,083 4.9%
1351 Fridley 27,853 1.3%
1391 Winona 26,928 -0.6%
1397 Shoreview 26,794 2.7%
1412 Ramsey 26,587 42.9%
1416 Chaska 26,561 48.7%
1427 Prior Lake 26,401 61.6%
1449 White Bear Lake 25,888 6.3%
1454 Owatonna 25,794 14.1%
1465 Chanhassen 25,558 24.8%
1501 Champlin 25,022 12.1%
1511 Austin 24,933 5.9%
1538 Elk River 24,506 46.8%
1549 Rosemount 24,344 64.2%
1585 Faribault 23,750 13.2%
1615 Crystal 23,165 2.0%
1620 Farmington 23,067 81.6%
1637 New Brighton 22,787 2.6%
1644 Hastings 22,722 24.1%
1711 Golden Valley 21,520 5.7%
1716 Lino Lakes 21,407 26.0%
1739 New Hope 21,063 0.9%
1786 Northfield 20,474 18.7%
1803 Columbia Heights 20,254 9.3%
1805 South St. Paul 20,242 0.3%
1829 Forest Lake 19,879 36.9%
1839 West St. Paul 19,767 1.2%
1855 Willmar 19,628 6.2%
1874 Stillwater 19,368 24.1%
1930 Hopkins 18,678 7.4%
2009 Sartell 17,752 80.7%
2013 Albert Lea 17,703 -3.9%
2022 St. Michael 17,565 87.7%
2032 Anoka 17,522 -3.1%
2088 Otsego 16,755 157.7%
2113 Ham Lake 16,528 28.5%
2127 Red Wing 16,412 1.8%
2150 Buffalo 16,201 56.9%
2167 Hibbing 16,041 -6.0%
2240 Bemidji 15,366 25.5%
2291 Hugo 14,828 124.7%
2317 Robbinsdale 14,544 2.9%
2395 Hutchinson 13,895 5.2%
2413 Fergus Falls 13,783 0.7%
2417 North Mankato 13,746 15.6%
2423 Sauk Rapids 13,722 32.2%
2425 Marshall 13,710 7.4%
2444 Monticello 13,599 56.8%
2445 Alexandria 13,592 29.7%
2449 Vadnais Heights 13,561 3.8%
2468 Brainerd 13,428 -1.8%
2485 Worthington 13,247 17.7%
2486 New Ulm 13,238 -2.6%
2508 Mounds View 13,098 2.6%
2524 Rogers 12,984 227.8%
2615 North St. Paul 12,444 4.5%
2648 Waconia 12,232 75.4%
2697 Cloquet 11,938 6.4%
2699 East Bethel 11,928 8.2%
2702 St. Peter 11,906 20.7%
2800 Mendota Heights 11,343 -1.0%
2817 Grand Rapids 11,242 17.5%
2874 Big Lake 10,915 71.9%
2956 Little Canada 10,477 6.8%
2961 North Branch 10,462 28.1%
2988 Arden Hills 10,362 7.2%
3037 Fairmont 10,126 -7.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 19,879 1,829
2016 19,600 1,837
2015 19,618 1,824
2014 19,399 1,827
2013 19,132 1,837
2012 18,957 1,839
2011 18,681 1,849
2010 18,375 1,860
2009 17,674 1,878
2008 17,590 1,869
2007 17,402 1,870
2006 17,107 1,888
2005 16,995 1,880
2004 16,606 1,898
2003 15,744 1,964
2002 14,927 2,043
2001 14,624 2,059
2000 14,517 2,058
1990 6,044 3,578