Forest Lake demographics profile

StatisticForest LakeMinnesotaNational
Population density (sq mi)6296291
Median age37.837.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%45%43%
Speak English94%89%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%
Forest Lake, MN has a population of 19,208 and is the 2,263rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 629 per sq mi which is 917% higher than the Minnesota average and 594% higher than the national average. The median age in Forest Lake is 38 which is approximately equal to the Minnesota average of 38. In Forest Lake, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 77% of Forest Lake residents were born in Minnesota, 19% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Forest Lake is 917% higher than Minnesota.
  • The median age in Forest Lake is equal to Minnesota.
  • In Forest Lake 94.92% of the population is White.
  • In Forest Lake 0.55% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Forest Lake 1.30% of the population is Asian.

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Forest Lake population breakdown by race

RaceForest LakeMinnesotaNational
Black or African American0.55%5.70%12.63%
American Indian0.34%1.04%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.33%2.72%3.06%
Other race0.56%1.62%4.75%
In Forest Lake, 2.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Forest Lake, MN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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