Big Lake

A harmonious blend of scenic beauty and community spirit, the town offers an array of recreational opportunities.

Welcome to Big Lake

Big Lake, Minnesota, is a charming town located in Sherburne County, nestled on the banks of its namesake, Big Lake. A harmonious blend of scenic beauty and community spirit, the town offers an array of recreational opportunities due to its proximity to the lake, making it a popular spot for fishing, boating, and other water activities.
 
The community, though growing, has managed to retain a small-town feel, with local businesses, community events, and schools serving as the pillars of daily life. Conveniently positioned near major highways, Big Lake also serves as a comfortable commuter town for those working in larger cities nearby, but who seek the tranquility and closeness of a tight-knit community.

Overview for Big Lake, MN

11,614 people live in Big Lake, where the median age is 31.6 and the average individual income is $36,612. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,614

Total Population

31.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$36,612

Average individual Income

Around Big Lake, MN

There's plenty to do around Big Lake, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

28
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
36
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ember Coffee, Rustech Brewing, and Lupulin Brewing.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.65 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.58 miles 9 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.71 miles 44 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.76 miles 65 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.76 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.78 miles 83 reviews 4.5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Big Lake, MN

Big Lake has 3,846 households, with an average household size of 3.01. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Big Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,614 people call Big Lake home. The population density is 1,660.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,614

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

31.6

Median Age

48.38 / 51.62%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,846

Total Households

3.01

Average Household Size

$36,612

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Big Lake, MN

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Big Lake. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Big Lake Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
SNW - Big Lake High School Transitions
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Independence Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
SNW - Liberty Elementary
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
No rating available
SNW - Big Lake Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5

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