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Big Lake Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

City of Big Lake

Location of Big Lake Minnesota


Population: 
 Big Lake (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,015 2,210 3,113 6,063 10,060 +3,997 +65.92
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 2.25 2.14 3.59 3.59 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,015.0 982.22 1,454.7 1,688.4 2,802.2 +1,113.8 +65.96
Housing Units 341 928 1,264 2,206 3.640 +1,434 +65.00
Households -- 774 1,135 2,117 3,377 +1,260 +59.52
Persons Per Household -- 2.86 2.74 2.86 2.98 +0.12 +4.20

Geography:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.3 km≤), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.3 km≤) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km≤) of it (18.04%) is water. A portion of the city lies along the Elk River.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,063 people, 2,117 households, and 1,570 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,688.4 people per square mile (652.1/km≤). There were 2,206 housing units at an average density of 614.3/sq mi (237.3/km≤). The racial makeup of the city was 96.70% White, 0.13% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population. 38.6% were of German, 15.2% Norwegian, 7.5% Irish, 7.5% Swedish and 5.9% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,117 households out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,658, and the median income for a family was $54,038. Males had a median income of $35,279 versus $26,601 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,931. About 3.5% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

BIG LAKE Township, settled in 1848, organized in 1858, and its city in sections 19, 20, and 30, at first called Humboldt, are named from the lake adjoining the village, a favorite place for picnics. Humboldt was the county seat until 1867, being succeeded by Elk River, and its name was changed to that of the township when the railroad was built in 1867. The village was incorporated on December 29, 1898; the post office began as Elk Prairie in 1854 while still part of Benton County, changing to Big Lake in 1855.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Main Street, Big Lake Minnesota, 1920's
Main Street, Big Lake Minnesota, 1920's
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Government:
City of Big LakeMap
160 Lake Street N
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-2107
Fax: (763) 263-0133
Web: www.biglakemn.org

Hours:
Monday through Friday,
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month beginning at 7:00 pm

Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2012 Lori Kampa (612) 219-2432
Clerk/Treasurer   n/a --
Council Member 12/31/2014 Dick Backlund (763) 262-9567
Council Member 12/31/2012 Raeanne Danielowski (763) 263-3801
Council Member 12/31/2012 Duane Langsdorf (763) 263-7867
Council Member 12/31/2014 Mike Wallen (763) 286-3842

Post Office:
US Post OfficeMap
625 Rose Drive
Big Lake, MN 55309-9539
Phone: (763) 263-2642
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday          
9:00 am - 11:00 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:45 pm
Saturday                4:45 pm

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Connexus Energy   (763) 323-2600
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 892-0343
Natural Gas Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Wastewater Big Lake Municipal   (763) 263-2268
Water Big Lake Municipal   (763) 263-2268
Telephone Connections, Etc. (763) 262-4100
Cable TV Connections, Etc. (763) 262-4100
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 581-0081

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
ISD No 727 Elementary & Secondary Schools 400
Remmele Engineering Inc Machine Shops;Turned Prod.;& Screw,Nut & Bolt Mfg. 225
Coborn's Grocery Stores 165
Connections, Etc. Regul. & Admin. of Comm., Electric, Gas, & Other Utilities 95
Options, Inc. Vocational Rehabilitation Services 93
Direct TV Wired TeleComm. Carriers 81
City of Big Lake Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 51
Paragon Store Fixtures Lumber & Other Const. Materials Merchant Wholesalers 47
Whirl-Air-Flow Machine Shops;Turned Prod.;& Screw,Nut & Bolt Mfg. 38
Cargill/ Sunny Fresh Foods Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 35
Wacker Stucco All Other Misc. Nonmetallic Mineral Prod. Mfg. 31
Industrial Molded Rubber All Other Rubber Prod. Mfg. 30
The Stone Company Masonry Contractors 20
CentraCare - Big Lake Clinic Outpatient Care Centers 19
Shade Tree Sporting Goods, Hobby, & Musical Instrument Stores 17


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Big Lake Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Big Lake Minnesota area


Events:

Big Lake Spud Fest
PO Box 215
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 262-3378

Web: www.biglakespudfest.com

Big Lake Spud Fest

Attractions:
   

Recreation:
Carefree Country Club Map
12311 185th Avenue SE
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-6050
Fax: (763) 263-3226
Web:
www.carefreecc.com

Carefree is a recreational vehicle park, nestled on 337 acres which includes 400 home sites, a Welcome Center that includes the administration offices and the resident managerís residence, a Club House, that includes a laundry facility, game room, library and adult lounge, hot tub and heated swimming pool, an Activity building, boasting a full kitchen, tennis courts, and an 18 hole golf course.

Carefree Country Club, Big Lake Minnesota


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Ann 184
Big 251
Birch 151
Eagle 381
Keller n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mitchell 170

Health Care:
Big Lake ClinicMap
16830 198th Avenue NW
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-7300
Fax (763) 263-7338
Web:
www.biglakeclinic.com

Big Lake Clinic is a partnership between Monticello-Big Lake Hospital, CentraCare Health System and Buffalo Clinic. The skilled and caring providers and staff at Big Lake Clinic provide health care for every member of the family.

Big Lake Clinic, Big Lake Minnesota

Schools:
Big Lake Public Schools
PO Box 410
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 262-2536
Fax: (763) 262-5144
Web:
www.biglake.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  3,563

Big Lake Public Schools, Big Lake Minnesota
Big Lake High SchoolMap
501 Minnesota Avenue
Big Lake, Minnesota 55309
Phone: (763) 262-2547
Fax: (763) 262-2543

Grades:  9-12
Students:  978

Big Lake High School, Big Lake Minnesota
Big Lake Middle SchoolMap
601 Minnesota Avenue
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 262-2567
Fax: (763) 262-2563

Grades:  6-8
Students:  819

Big Lake Middle School, Big Lake Minnesota
Independence ElementaryMap School
701 Minnesota Avenue
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 262-2537
Fax: (763) 262-2533

Grades:  K-5
Students:  978

Independence Elementary School, Big Lake Minnesota
Liberty Elementary SchoolMap
17901 205th Avenue
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 262-8100
Fax: (763) 262-8185

Grades:  PK-5
Students:  788

Liberty Elementary School, Big Lake Minnesota

Churches:
Bethany Bible Church Map
511 Eagle Lake Road N
PO Box 435
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-2167
Fax: (763) 263-0877
Web: www.bethanybiblemn.org

Pastor:  Mark Snider
Sunday Worship: 10:00 am
Bethany Evangelical Free Church, Big Lake Minnesota
Bridgeview Assembly of God Map
20500 County Road 11
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-6274
Fax:  (763) 263-5744
Web: www.bridgeviewchurch.org

Pastor:  Rev. Brad Hunt
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
Community Covenant ChurchMap
23506 162nd Street
PO Box 304
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-6322

Pastor:  Dan May
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am
 
Cornerstone Baptist ChurchMap
15300 County Road 35
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-7878

Pastor:  Gordon Langdon
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

 
Hope Lutheran Church - ELCAMap
26498 180th Street
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-7990

Pastor: Steve Seiffert
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
Living Love Church
221 N Lake Street
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-2973

Pastor: Juan & Patricia Aguayo
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
New Day United Methodist Church
790 Minnesota Avenue
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 300-9626

Pastor: Jim Beard
Sunday Worship:  10:45 am

 
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Map
440 Lake Street N
PO Box 100
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-2863
Web: www.ourladybiglake.org

Pastor:  Fr. Gene Doyle
Saturday Mass: 7:00 pm
Sunday Mass: 8:30 am

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Big Lake Minnesota
Riverside Church Map
20314 County Road 14
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-2410
Fax: (763) 263-6246
Web: www.myriversidechurch.com

Pastor:  Tom Lundeen
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am & 10:45 am

 
Saron Lutheran Church - ELCA
311 Lake Street S
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-2209
Web: www.saron.org

Pastor:  Kyle Sidlo
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Saron Lutheran Church (ELCA), Big Lake Minnesota

Media:

West Sherburne Tribune
PO Box 276
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-3602
Fax: (763) 263-8458
Web:
 www.westsherburnetribune.com

West Sherburne Tribune, Big Lake Minnesota
 
Motels:

Marketplace Inn & SuitesMap
16776 198th Avenue NW
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 262-ROOM
Web:
www.marketplace-inn.com

Marketplace Inn & Suites, Big Lake Minnesota
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Resorts:

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Campgrounds:
Carefree Country Club Map
12311 185th Avenue SE
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 263-6050
Fax: (763) 263-3226
Web:
www.carefreecc.com

Carefree is a recreational vehicle park, nestled on 337 acres which includes 400 home sites, a Welcome Center that includes the administration offices and the resident managerís residence, a Club House, that includes a laundry facility, game room, library and adult lounge, hot tub and heated swimming pool, an Activity building, boasting a full kitchen, tennis courts, and an 18 hole golf course.

Carefree Country Club, Big Lake Minnesota

Businesses:

 
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