About Big Lake

Big Lake is a rapidly growing community in Sherburne County, Minnesota, located along the banks of Big and Mitchell Lakes. Big Lake is located about 45 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and 28 miles from the St. Cloud Regional  Airport. 

Population

The 2010 Census reports the City of Big Lake's population to be 11,174 and Big Lake Township's to be 7,785, totaling 18,959. Big Lake Township can be reached by calling 763-263-8111.

Since the year 2000, there have been over 1,127 single family homes built in our city.  

With the population growth, comes new businesses and redevelopment projects. Please check out our Economic Development page for updates. 

New Residents

Are you a new resident? Please visit the New Resident Page for important information to help you get settled.  

Our community is also the home to the northern-most stop of the Northstar Commuter Train. This service provides access from Big Lake to Minneapolis, stopping in Elk River, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Fridley.  

Big Lake County Map