|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Forest Lake is 20,608. Forest Lake, Minnesota is the 1,829th largest city in the US.
Forest Lake is located entirely in Washington County.
The peak population of Forest Lake was in 2020, when its population was 20,704. In 2020, Forest Lake was the 1,810th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,829th largest city in the US. Forest Lake is currently 0.5% smaller than it was in 2020.
Forest Lake has grown 41.9% since the 2000. Forest Lake, Minnesota is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Forest Lake has a population density of 601.4 people per square mile.
|1813||West St. Paul||20,822||6.6%|
|1835||South St. Paul||20,536||1.8%|
|1829||Forest Lake, Minnesota||20,608||41.9%|
|1830||Pleasantville, New Jersey||20,595||8.4%|
|1833||Parma Heights, Ohio||20,543||-5.0%|
|1835||South St. Paul, Minnesota||20,536||1.8%|
The total voting age population of Forest Lake, Minnesota, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 15,177. The voting age population is 50.2% male and 49.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.1% of the residents of Forest Lake are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Forest Lake are 88.7% White, 4.1% Asian, 3.1% Two or more races, 1.9% Other, 1.7% Black, 0.4% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 4.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Forest Lake, 5.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 4.7%. On a per-household basis, 3.7% of families are below the poverty line in Forest Lake.
Among those aged 16 and older, 72.7% of Forest Lake residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 93.9% of Forest Lake residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 32.0% have a bachelor's degree and 9.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Forest Lake residents aged 5 and older, 8.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Forest Lake is 2.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Forest Lake, 8.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Forest Lake is $79,840.
In Forest Lake, 72.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 27.8% of housing units in Forest Lake.
Of all the housing units in Forest Lake, 6.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Forest Lake, 31.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,600 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Forest Lake is $1,117.
In Forest Lake, 89.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.