A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Welcome to Forest Lake ...
The location of Forest Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Forest Lake: Forest Lk.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Forest Lake has a population of 20,933 people<3> (see below for details).
Forest Lake was established in 1874.
The community of Forest Lake is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Forest Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Forest Lake lies within the (651) area code.
The ZIP code for Forest Lake: 55025<5>
Websites for Forest Lake ...
Official Website: www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.flacc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forest Lake had an population of 20,933 people. This is an increase of 13.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 207.93% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Forest Lake had a population of 18,375 people (which is 7.72% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Forest Lake the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Forest Lake represents 0.35% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 18,375 people, the population of Forest Lake increased 170.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,798 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Forest Lake.
Adding Forest Lake to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Forest Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Forest Lake elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Forest Lake on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Forest Lake ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Forest Lake - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (4) and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forest Lake.
Communities near Forest Lake ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forest Lake.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forest Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forest Lake.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forest Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forest Lake.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Lake. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Forest Lake.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest Lake ...
Looking for more information about Forest Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Forest Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forest Lake.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Forest Lake: www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us/
The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 25 Feb 2021