Big Lake, MN Population

Population: 6,063. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,804 (+45.2% change)
Males: 3,053 (50.4%), Females: 3,010 (49.6%)

Sherburne County

Zip code: 55309

Median resident age: 28.6 years
Median household income: $50,658
Median house value: $123,900

Races in Big Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (42.9%), Norwegian (19.3%), Swedish (16.4%), Irish (14.1%), Polish (8.1%), French (5.0%).

Elevation: 942 feet

Land area: 3.6 square miles

Map of Big Lake, MN

Population

For population 25 years and over in Big Lake

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake city

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,837 (+87.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Big Lake:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Lake:

  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 25 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Abbreviation: STC)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 50 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
  • BRAINERD LAKES RGNL (about 77 miles; BRAINERD, MN; Abbreviation: BRD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Big Lake:

  • BUFFALO MUNI (about 15 miles; BUFFALO, MN; Abbreviation: 8Y2)
  • LEADERS CLEAR LAKE (about 17 miles; CLEAR LAKE, MN; Abbreviation: 8Y6)
  • PRINCETON MUNI (about 18 miles; PRINCETON, MN; Abbreviation: PNM)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Lake:

  • HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,138)
  • NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,097)
  • ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; COON RAPIDS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,627)
  • SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,913)
  • SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,183)
  • MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,857)
  • BETHEL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)

Schools

Public high school in Big Lake:

  • BIG LAKE SR. (Students: 761; Location: 501 MINNESOTA AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Big Lake:

  • LIBERTY EL. (Students: 867; Location: 17901 205TH AVE.; Grades: PK – 02)
  • INDEPENDANCE EL. (Students: 815; Location: BOX 410, 701 MINNESOTA AVE.; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • BIG LAKE MID. (Students: 768; Location: 601 MINNESOTA AVE.; Grades: 06 – 08)