Forest Lake, Minnesota Population 2020

20,750

Forest Lake is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 20,750, it is the 56th largest city in Minnesota and the 1796th largest city in the United States. Forest Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.29% annually and its population has increased by 12.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,375 in 2010. Spanning over 36 miles, Forest Lake has a population density of 679 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest Lake is $93,966 with a poverty rate of 5.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,076 per month, and the median house value is $260,100. The median age in Forest Lake is 38.4 years, 36.1 years for males, and 39.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.3 males.

Forest Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 92.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.39%
  • Other race: 1.66%
  • Black or African American: 1.30%
  • Asian: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Forest Lake, Minnesota is 20,750, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,220.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,375.

Forest Lake, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,11592.22%
Two or More Races6663.39%
Some Other Race3271.66%
Black or African American2551.30%
Asian2021.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.08%

Forest Lake Population Pyramid 2020

Forest Lake Median Age

38.4


Total

36.1


Male

39.8


Female

Forest Lake Adults

There are 14,886 adults, (2,675 of whom are seniors) in Forest Lake.

Forest Lake Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Lake Sex Ratio

Female

9,661

49.18%

Male

9,982

50.82%

Forest Lake Households and Families

Forest Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Forest Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.8%8.2%
All74.3%25.7%
Male56.1%43.9%
Female54.7%45.3%
Non Family51.8%48.2%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3792.6574.3
Married4,0543.291.8
Non Family2,0731.1951.8
Female9103.3754.7
Male3422.9456.1

3.12

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forest Lake Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade660.51%
9th to 12th Grade6605.13%
High School Graduate3,57627.82%
Some College3,04023.65%
Associates Degree1,67613.04%
Bachelors Degree2,55919.91%
Graduate Degree1,2799.95%

Forest Lake Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,01411,4103,668
Hispanic34923790
Multiple Races23723732
Other Race17386
Asian13412426
Black10710714
Native American3232
Islander15158

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 islander people with a rate of 53.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,012$53,422$41,019
Less Than High School$34,423$36,641$25,000
High School Grad$36,970$46,073$29,503
Some College$41,395$45,778$38,690
Bachelors Degree$61,570$72,576$53,269
Graduate Degree$74,826$88,839$52,136

$47,012

Average Earnings

$53,422

Average Male

$41,019

Average Female

Forest Lake Language

Forest Lake Language by Age

Forest Lake Language

93.94% of Forest Lake residents speak only English, while 6.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.12% of the population.

Forest Lake Poverty

Forest Lake Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6268494.82%
Multiple66216124.32%
Asian2029145.05%
Hispanic8708810.11%
Black242249.92%
Native471531.91%

5.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.93%

Male Poverty Rate

7.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Lake is Asian, with 45.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Lake is White, with 4.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.73%.

Name Poverty
High School7.72%
Some College6.50%
Less Than High School6.44%
Bachelors or Greater1.02%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.08%
Female Unemployed17.71%
Female Employed5.37%
Male Employed2.69%

Forest Lake Income

Forest Lake Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$81,603$93,966
Families$99,098$109,157
Married Families$114,449-
Non Families$42,055$47,766

Forest Lake Marital Status

Forest Lake Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Lake Married by Age and Sex

Forest Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Lake Marital Status by Race

Forest Lake Veterans

1,064

Number of Veterans

1,028

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam404
First Gulf War129
Second Gulf War111
World War II89
Korea52

$Forest Lake Veterans by Education

4.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Lake Employment Status

74.8%

Labor Force Participation

72.1%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Lake Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.52%

Born in Minnesota

97.05%

Native Born

2.95%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.05% of Forest Lake residents were born in the United States, with 78.52% having been born in Minnesota. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,7502651.29%
201920,4852651.31%
201820,2203901.97%
201719,8302651.35%
201619,5651840.95%
201519,3811720.90%
201419,2092581.36%
201318,9511600.85%
201218,7912571.39%
201118,5341140.62%
201018,42011,62210.48%
20006,7989651.54%
19905,8331,2372.41%
19804,5961,3893.66%
19703,2070.00%