Forest Lake

A Very Well Located Lake Town
Forest Lake is a very well located town, offering lots to do and a lot of recreational lakes. However, the school system is very poor and they are just not starting to build enough retail stores to satisfy its growing population. Forest Lake is a great place to grow up.
Forest Lake is a town in Minnesota with a population of 20,004. Forest Lake is in Washington County. Living in Forest Lake offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Forest Lake there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Forest Lake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Forest Lake are above average.
 
 
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Overview for Forest Lake, MN

20,366 people live in Forest Lake, where the median age is 38.6 and the average individual income is $43,067. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,366

Total Population

38.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,067

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Forest Lake, MN

Forest Lake has 8,036 households, with an average household size of 2.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Forest Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,366 people call Forest Lake home. The population density is 666.89 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,366

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.6

Median Age

48.52 / 51.48%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,036

Total Households

2.52

Average Household Size

$43,067

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Forest Lake, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Forest Lake. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
North Lakes Academy Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Forest Lake Area Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Forest View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
2/5
Lakes International Language Academy-Headwaters
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Forest Lake Area High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Forest Lake Area Community School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
North Lakes Academy Upper School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
North Lakes Academy Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Forest Lake Elementary
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
2/5
St Peter Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available

Around Forest Lake, MN

There's plenty to do around Forest Lake, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

6
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Stewie's, Natura Farms, and Niemczyk Gardens.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.79 miles 46 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.92 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.93 miles 2 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.37 miles 114 reviews 4.2/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.91 miles 65 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.43 miles 33 reviews 4.1/5 stars
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