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People

Total Population 10,285
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 5.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,257
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $34,920
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,568
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,170

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,840
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $837
Median House Value $154,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Big Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Maple Grove, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Sherburne
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55309
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.332
Longitude -93.745

Big Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BUFFALO
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station SANTIAGO 3 E
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albertville 7,226 $97,492
Becker 4,647 $80,575
Elk River 23,563 $87,527
Hanover 3,006 $105,893

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Big Lake High Schools

BIG LAKE SR.
501 MINNESOTA AVE.
763-262-2547
Serves 761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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