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Big Lake is a township in Sherburne County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Big Lake. For links to other places called Big Lake, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Big Lake is 45.343N. The longitude is -93.712W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 932 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,785.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sherburne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55309 ZIP code.
31% of Big Lake residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Lake was $22,418, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Big Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,011. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,147.
Sherburne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Lake political report.
The average commute time for Big Lake workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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