The Maple Lake community lies in the heart of Wright County. Area townships include Albion, Chatham, Corinna, Maple Lake and Silver Creek.
The 2010 Census showed that the past 10 years have been one of tremendous growth for the area. Wright County grew by almost 39 percent from 89,986 in 2000 to 124,700 in 2010.
Albion Township, named after an ancient name for England meaning ‘chalk bluffs,’ is located at the southwest edge of Maple Lake. According to the 2010 Census, the population of Albion Township is 1,255.
Approximately three miles south of Maple Lake is Chatham Township, with a population of 1,302. Chatham Township was created in 1866 and was named to commemorate English statesman William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham.
Covering the northwest corner of the City of Maple Lake and extending past the City of Annandale is Corinna Township. The population of Corinna Township is about 2,322. Corinna Township has more lakes than any other township in the county, which cover about 5,000 acres.
Maple Lake Township covers a large area, extending to the north and east from Maple Lake and nearly reaching the city limits of Buffalo. The population of Maple Lake Township is 2,048.
Silver Creek Township was formed by the county commissioners in 1858. It is located four miles north of Maple Lake and has a population of 2,335.
The cities closest to Maple Lake are Annandale, Buffalo and Monticello.
Annandale, with a population of 3,228, lies about six miles west of Maple Lake on Highway 55. Buffalo, the county seat for Wright County, has a population of 15,453 and is seven miles east of Maple Lake on Highway 55. And Monticello, with a population of 12,759, is about 10 miles northeast of Maple Lake on Highway 25.