Lino Lakes (/ˈlaɪnoʊ ˈleɪks/ LY-noh LAYKS) is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 20,216 at the 2010 census. Interstates 35W and 35E are two of the main routes in the community. It is an outer suburb north of the Twin Cities.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.21 square miles (86.01 km), of which, 28.22 square miles (73.09 km) is land and 4.99 square miles (12.92 km) is water. Only 44% of the land within the city was developed in 2010 compared to 37% in 2000.
Rice Creek flows through the city. Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve is located within Lino Lakes.
Lino Lakes’ main shopping area is the Town Center at the intersection of Interstate 35W and County 23–Lake Drive. It includes a SuperTarget and Kohl’s, a YMCA, civic complex and other office, medical and retail.
Nearby places include Forest Lake, Hugo, White Bear Township, Shoreview, Circle Pines, Lexington, Blaine, Ham Lake, and Columbus. The city of Centerville is an enclave within Lino Lakes—that is, entirely surrounded on all borders by Lino Lakes.
As of the census of 2010, there were 20,216 people, 4,174 households, and 3,683 families residing in the city. The population density was 516.4 inhabitants per square mile (199.4/km). There were 5,323 housing units at an average density of 214.1 per square mile (82.7/km). The racial makeup of the city was 94.14% White, 1.1% African American, 2.03% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 6,174 households of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.1% were non-families. 12.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.37.
The median age in the city was 37.44 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 4.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.8% male and 46.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,791 people, 3,857 households, and 3,162 families residing in the city. The population density was 475.1 people per square mile (229.7/km²). There were 4,021 housing units at an average density of 174.4 per square mile (67.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.56% White, 0.9% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.
There were 3,857 households out of which 55.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.44.
In the city, the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 39.8% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $75,708, and the median income for a family was $79,183. Males had a median income of $56,088 versus $37,220 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,419. About 1.1% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.