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White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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The location of White Bear Lake

Welcome to White Bear Lake ...

The city of White Bear Lake is primarily located in Ramsey County. A portion of White Bear Lake extends into Washington County.

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

A typical abbreviation for White Bear Lake: White Bear Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, White Bear Lake has a population of 25,932 people<2> (see below for details).

White Bear Lake is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, White Bear Lake had a population of 23,797 people. This makes White Bear Lake the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of White Bear Lake represents 0.45% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,797 people, the population of White Bear Lake decreased 2.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,325 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, White Bear Lake had an population of 25,932 people. This is an increase of 8.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for White Bear Lake ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 White Bear 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 White Bear 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 White Bear Lake. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for White Bear Lake ...

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

Communities near White Bear Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of White Bear Lake

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of White Bear Lake

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of White Bear Lake

Located in Hennepin County

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of White Bear Lake

Located in Washington County

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of White Bear Lake

Located in Dakota County

Blaine   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of White Bear Lake

Located in Anoka County

Coon Rapids   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of White Bear Lake

Located in Anoka County

Saint Louis Park   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of White Bear Lake

Located in Hennepin County

Cottage Grove   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of White Bear Lake

Located in Washington County

Roseville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of White Bear Lake

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 White Bear Lake.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around White Bear 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- White Bear Lake) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Bear Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0654, Longitude: -93.0152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Bear Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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