Big Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

11,494
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Big Lake is a city located in Sherburne County Minnesota. Big Lake has a 2020 population of 11,494. Big Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.18% annually and its population has increased by 13.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,129 in 2010. Big Lake reached it's highest population of 11,494 in 2021.

The average household income in Big Lake is $95,686 with a poverty rate of 7.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $972 per month, and the median house value is $193,000. The median age in Big Lake is 30.9 years, 30.3 years for males, and 31.3 years for females.

Big Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Lake was:

  • White: 88.80%
  • Other race: 5.22%
  • Two or more races: 2.60%
  • Black or African American: 2.35%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Big Lake, Minnesota is 11,494 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,092.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,129.

Big Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,64088.80%
Some Other Race5675.22%
Two or More Races2822.60%
Black or African American2552.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.76%
Asian300.28%
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Big Lake Population by Race

Big Lake Population Pyramid $2021

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Big Lake Median Age

30.9


Total

30.3


Male

31.3


Female

Big Lake Adults

There are 7,518 adults, (644 of whom are seniors) in Big Lake.

Big Lake Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

9.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Lake Sex Ratio

Female

5,481

50.49%

Male

5,375

49.51%

Big Lake Population by Age

Big Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.2%9.8%
Male87%13%
All82.2%17.8%
Non Family68.2%31.8%
Female65%35%

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5603.0482.2
Married1,9753.4690.2
Non Family8421.568.2
Male3923.7987
Female3513.5265

3.4

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

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Big Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1552.40%
9th to 12th Grade2824.37%
High School Graduate1,88729.22%
Some College1,56324.20%
Associates Degree78512.16%
Bachelors Degree1,41921.97%
Graduate Degree3675.68%
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Big Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8205,4031,599
Hispanic38536678
Other Race26824964
Black11211252
2+ Races10410445
Native American3837
Asian121212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Big Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,735$54,176$31,908
Less Than 9th Grade$40,833$40,353$
High School Graduate$31,969$49,792$27,625
Some College$42,372$56,379$28,260
Bachelors Degree$57,232$71,833$54,602
Graduate Degree$75,227$128,661$53,988

$45,735

Average Earnings

$54,176

Average Male

$31,908

Average Female

Big Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Lake Language by Age

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Big Lake Language

93.35% of Big Lake residents speak only English, while 6.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.62% of the population.

Big Lake Language

Big Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3575115.46%
Hispanic88731235.17%
Other56728450.09%
Multiple282289.93%

7.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.02%

Male Poverty Rate

9.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Lake is Other, with 50.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Lake is White, with 5.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.73%.

Big Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.81%
High School10.23%
Some College3.24%
Bachelors or Greater1.23%

Big Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed53.33%
Female Employed8.35%
Male Employed1.14%

Big Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,889$95,686
Families$85,556$97,325
Married Families$100,268-
Non Families$53,714$77,985
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Income by Household Type

Big Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Lake Married by Age and Sex

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Big Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Big Lake Marital Status by Race

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Big Lake Marital Status

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546

Number of Veterans

474

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War180
Vietnam160
Second Gulf War154
Korea30
World War II12

Big Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54210
65 to 74104
18 to 3498
75+77
55 to 6457

Big Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5217.61%
2+ Races2520.49%

Big Lake Veterans by Race

Big Lake Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Lake Veterans by Education

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77.5%

Labor Force Participation

76.8%

Employment Rate

0.9%

Unemployment Rate

Big Lake Employment by Age

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Big Lake Employment by Race

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Big Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.69%

Born in Big Lake

95.61%

Native Born

4.39%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

2.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.61% of Big Lake residents were born in the United States, with 77.69% having been born in Minnesota. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Big Lake Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,4941341.18%
202011,3601341.19%
201911,2261341.21%
201811,0921731.58%
201710,9192682.52%
201610,6512772.67%
201510,37420.02%
201410,372450.44%
201310,327530.52%
201210,274570.56%
201110,217880.87%
201010,1290.00%

Big Lake Population by Year