Statewide Claims to Fame

Big Lake is 2nd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in People per household

Big Lake is 2nd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Big Lake is 4th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Residents younger than 18

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Current population (2012) 10,247 95th 5,379,139 313,914,040
Size in square miles 6.9 97th 79,626.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,456.7 80th 66.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Residents younger than 5 11.2% 2nd 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 34.3% 4th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 5.3% 140th 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.4% 99th 91.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.0% 110th 31.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Race - White 92.4% 57th 86.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.7% 80th 5.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 91st 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.2% 101st 4.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 115th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 45th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.7% 57th 4.9% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 90.6% 56th 82.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Female residents 49.6% 127th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.2% 97th 7.1% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Housing units 3,640 103rd 2,354,034 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 9.2% 118th 21.6% 25.9%
Households 3,198 107th 2,094,265 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 84.4% 38th 73.6% 66.1%
Home median value $184,600 90th $201,400 $186,200
People per household 3.1 2nd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Income per capita $22,823 124th $30,310 $27,915
Income per household $66,200 57th $58,476 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.4% 61st 11.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Big Lake Rank Minnesota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,044 88th 496,657 27,092,908
Retail sales $72,078 112th $71,384,103 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $7,541 100th $13,751 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $10,156 103rd $10,423,660 $613,795,732

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