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Forest Lake is in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
The latitude of Forest Lake is 42.207N. The longitude is -88.055W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,530.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Forest Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60047 ZIP code.
19% of Forest Lake residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest Lake was $28,737, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Forest Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forest Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $984. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,414.
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest Lake political report.
The average commute time for Forest Lake workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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