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Ham Lake, Minnesota

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The location of Ham Lake

Welcome to Ham Lake ...

The city of Ham Lake is located in Anoka County.

The location of Ham Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Ham Lake: Ham Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ham Lake has a population of 16,528 people<2> (see below for details).

Ham Lake is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ham Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ham Lake had a population of 15,296 people. This makes Ham Lake the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Ham Lake represents 0.29% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,296 people, the population of Ham Lake increased 20.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,710 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ham Lake had an population of 16,528 people. This is an increase of 8.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.04% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ham Lake.

Communities near Ham Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ham Lake and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Brooklyn Center   [Map]   31,006   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coon Rapids   [Map]   62,656   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fridley   [Map]   27,853   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   71,066   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Maplewood   [Map]   40,918   SE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ham Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ham Lake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ham Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ham Lake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ham Lake:

Websites for Ham Lake ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ham Lake ...

Looking for more information about Ham 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 Ham Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ham Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Anoka County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ham Lake:

The official website for Anoka County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ham Lake.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ham Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ham Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ham Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ham Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ham Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2544, Longitude: -93.2039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ham Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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