Ham Lake MN Community Profile
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History of Ham Lake
The small Township of Ham Lake was first settled back in 1857 and was connected to Grow Township up until 1871 when they were officially separated. The original name was actually Glengarry, a name with Scottish origins. However, Swedish settlers just found it too difficult to pronounce. Therefore, the county commissioners renamed it to Ham Lake. It achieved incorporation on November 13, 1973. It officially became a city on Jan. 8, 1974 with Eldon Hentges becoming its first mayor.
|Population density (sq mi)||460||62||91|
|Married (15yrs & older)||65%||58%||55%|
- The average age in Ham Lake is 7% higher than Minnesota
- 93.58% of the population is Caucasian
- 0.38% of the population is African-American
- 3.35% of the population is Asian
Cost of Living
|Cost of living index||113||102||100|
|Goods & Services index||107||105||100|
|Health care index||105||113||100|
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Here is some of the top rated schools in the city:
- McKinley Elementary School
- Family of Christ Luth Child Care Center
- Jam Hops Leap-N-Learn Day Care
- Kids are Really Special Child Care Center
Places of Worship
Here are some of the places of worship in the city:
- Family of Christ Lutheran Church
- Horizons Community Church
- Oak Haven Church
- Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church
- Bunker Lake Baptist Church
- Triumphant Faith Christian Center
The top businesses in the city include:
|Mickman Brothers, Inc.||Greenhouse, Nursery, & Floriculture Production||
|Majestic Oaks||Other Amusement & Recreation Industries||
|RDT Company||Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing||
|QC Companies||Foundation, Structure & Bldg. Exterior Contractors||
|I.S.D. No. 11 (Anoka-Hennepin)||Elementary & Secondary Schools||
|Micron Metalworks||Rubber Product Manufacturing||
|Soderquist’s Market||Grocery Stores||
|Yale Materials Handling||Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing||
|Crosstown Masonry||Foundation, Structure & Bldg. Exterior Contractors||
|Ham Lake Lanes & Lounge||Other Amusement & Recreation Industries||
|Halvorson Concrete Inc.||Foundation, Structure & Bldg. Exterior Contractors||
|AIr Mechanical, Inc.||Vent., Heating, Air-Cond. & Comm. Refrig. Equip. Mfg.||
|General Pattern||Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing||
|Diamond Metal Products Inc.||Machine Shops;Turned Prod.;& Screw,Nut & Bolt Mfg.||
|Crosstown St Bk of Ham Lake||Depository Credit Intermediation||
Restaurants & Nightlife
T-Box Bar and Grill – Lunch is amazing at this restaurant. Do try the wild rice and salmon salad, which is absolutely superb. The BLAT or the bacon, lettuce, avocado tomato sandwich with fries are quite popular. The woodstone pizzas are absolutely amazing.
Carol’s Restaurant – Amazing food and the omelette and pancakes are fluffy. Service is astounding and food is served hot and with good flavor. The signature salad is a must try.
Majestic Pizza – The best pizza place in the city. The quality of the meats is top notch and the sauce is pretty good. Do also try their Buffalo wings.
Fun Things to Do in Ham Lake
Willow Tree Winery – a vineyard with a tasting room that has been producing several varietals and seasonal wines. The tasting room is open from 1pm to 5 pm or you can call in advance for an appointment. There are also group tours available.
Pump it up – for the kids this is an inflatable extravaganza with bounce houses and obstacle courses. They also accommodate birthday parties and special events.
Ham Lake Campground – the site is located 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities and 9 miles north of the National Sports Center. The Ham Lake campground provides a respite area for everyone looking for some peace and quiet. There are three new camping cabins with great views of the lake.
Ham Lake MN truly is a great place. If you’d like to know more about our garage door repair services in Ham Lake, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.