Forest Lake, MN

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Population

19,406

1.03% growth

Median Age

39.1


Median Household Income

$74,475

1.89% growth

Poverty Rate

5.85%


Number of Employees

10,813

2.45% growth

Median Property Value

$244,500

4.18% growth

About

In 2017, Forest Lake, MN had a population of 19.4k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $74,475. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forest Lake, MN grew from 19,208 to 19,406, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $73,091 to $74,475, a 1.89% increase.

The population of Forest Lake, MN is 92.7% White Alone, 2.53% Two or More Races, and 2.05% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Forest Lake, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Forest Lake, MN is $244,500, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Forest Lake, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Lake, MN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Forest Lake, MN employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in Forest Lake, MN are Retail Trade (1,601 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,584 people), and Manufacturing (1,372 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($250,001), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), and Utilities ($87,828).

Median household income in Forest Lake, MN is $74,475. Males in Forest Lake, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Forest Lake, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,475

2017 value

± $7,561

1.89%

1 Year Growth

± 12.3%

Households in Forest Lake, MN have a median annual income of $74,475, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,091 in 2016, which represents a 1.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest Lake, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 701.05

  2. Census Tract 701.06

  3. Census Tract 701.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Lake, MN was Census Tract 701.05 with a value of $101,667, followed by Census Tract 701.06 and Census Tract 701.04, with respective values of $95,694 and $60,366.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Lake, MN (1.13k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    801 ± 212

  2. Two Or More

    186 ± 199

  3. Hispanic

    107 ± 120

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest Lake, MN is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.8k

2017 Value

± 771

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 9.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Lake, MN grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 10.6k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Lake, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,301 people), Management Occupations (1,274 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Lake, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest Lake, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,301 people), Management Occupations (1,274 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,224 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Lake, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.39 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest Lake, MN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,800), Management Occupations ($77,578), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($76,076).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.8k

2017 Value

± 771

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 9.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forest Lake, MN grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 10.6k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Lake, MN, are Retail Trade (1,601 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,584 people), and Manufacturing (1,372 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Lake, MN, though some of these residents may live in Forest Lake, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Forest Lake, MN, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,601 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,584 people), and Manufacturing (1,372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Lake, MN has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.45 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.41 times), and Construction (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest Lake, MN, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($250,001), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), and Utilities ($87,828).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.8% of the population of Forest Lake, MN has health coverage, with 64.5% on employee plans, 9.39% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.663% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Forest Lake, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Forest Lake, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.16%

Uninsured

64.5%

Employer Coverage

9.39%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

0.663%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Lake, MN declined by 24.9% from 5.54% to 4.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest Lake, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Forest Lake, MN is home to a population of 19.4k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Forest Lake, MN residents were born outside of the country (481 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Forest Lake, MN is composed of 18k White Alone residents (92.7%), 491 Two or More Races residents (2.53%), 397 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.05%), 270 Black or African American Alone residents (1.39%), 162 Asian Alone residents (0.835%), 70 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.361%), 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.103%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Forest Lake, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Forest Lake, MN was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Forest Lake, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Forest Lake, MN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    481 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Forest Lake, MN residents (481 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Lake, MN was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Forest Lake, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Lake, MN was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18k ± 486

  2. Two or More Races

    491 ± 241

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    397 ± 189

In 2017, there were 36.7 times more White Alone residents (18k people) in Forest Lake, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 491 Two or More Races and 397 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Forest Lake, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Forest Lake, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Forest Lake, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Forest Lake, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    412 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    154 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    118 ± 82

Forest Lake, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Lake, MN was $244,500 in 2017, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $234,700 to $244,500, a 4.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Lake, MN is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forest Lake, MN have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forest Lake, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,475

Median Household Income

± $7,561

7.33k

Number of Households

± 587

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.33k households in Forest Lake, MN grew to $74,475 from the previous year's value of $73,091.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Lake, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$244,500

2017 Median

± $12,098

$234,700

2016 Median

± $11,390

In 2017, the median property value in Forest Lake, MN grew to to $244,500 from the previous year's value of $234,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest Lake, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Lake, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forest Lake, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Lake, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Forest Lake, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forest Lake, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forest Lake, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forest Lake, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Lake, MN have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.933% of the workforce in Forest Lake, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    8.49%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Forest Lake, MN was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.49%) and those who Worked At Home (6.27%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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