Forest Lake, Minnesota 

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Population

21,285

+9.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Median Income

$71,995

Median Home Price

$356,200

Median Age

39.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 3.7

summer / winter

Minneapolis Gifts

Best Places to Live in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Regional-center complex/Capital city - Southeast Minnesota along upper Mississippi River, 20 miles west of Wisconsin border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Forest Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: 55025
Cost of Living: 8.4% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level
Forest Lake, MN Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Education
Attractive downtown
Attractive neighborhoods
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Cost of living
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area

The “twin cities” serve as a regional center for the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The fully cosmopolitan area is a balanced industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. The area is one of the most economically diverse in the country, serving as headquarters to large firms in agriculture, food, banking, technology, retailing, healthcare, and transportation. A few of the well-known companies include General Mills, 3M, US Bancorp, United Healthcare, and retailers Target and Best Buy. Job growth is still fairly modest, but overall, the Twin Cities have have a strong and prosperous feel.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Forest Lake is 3.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Forest Lake jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Forest Lake's cost of living is 8.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Forest Lake's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Forest Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Washington county remained moderately Democratic, 53.5% to 44.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Forest Lake's population is 21,285 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Forest Lake is Real Estate: $356,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.7%.

SCHOOLS
Forest Lake public schools spend $11,317 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Forest Lake. More Education



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Housing Market in Forest Lake

It's a good time to buy in Forest Lake. Home Appreciation is up 14.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Forest Lake is $356,200.
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