Statewide Claims to Fame

Forest Lake is 3rd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Current population (2012) 18,957 59th 5,379,139 313,914,040
Size in square miles 30.6 29th 79,626.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 601.4 121st 66.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Residents younger than 5 7.1% 61st 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.3% 56th 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.3% 90th 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 93.8% 58th 91.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 29.1% 76th 31.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Race - White 94.7% 33rd 86.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.1% 101st 5.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 76th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.5% 88th 4.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 3rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.7% 104th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.3% 94th 4.9% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 93.1% 35th 82.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Female residents 50.3% 107th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.8% 79th 7.1% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Housing units 7,508 61st 2,354,034 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 15.7% 96th 21.6% 25.9%
Households 7,095 60th 2,094,265 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 75.8% 57th 73.6% 66.1%
Home median value $258,600 28th $201,400 $186,200
People per household 2.5 60th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Income per capita $32,074 44th $30,310 $27,915
Income per household $65,985 58th $58,476 $52,762
Income below poverty line 8.1% 78th 11.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Forest Lake Rank Minnesota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,596 62nd 496,657 27,092,908
Retail sales $409,239 43rd $71,384,103 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $23,517 31st $13,751 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $39,416 40th $10,423,660 $613,795,732

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