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 24 miles from the St. Cloud Regional  Airport. 


The 2020 Census reports the City of Big Lake's population to be 11,686 and Big Lake Township's to be 7,924, totaling 19,610. Since 2015, there have been over 1,000 units of housing, both single family and rental, developed in Big Lake. With the population growth comes new businesses and redevelopment projects. Please check out our Economic Development page for updates. 

Big Lake County Map