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Minnesota Census Data: Population & Housing Density

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


Minnesota Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Minnesota

4,919,479

2,065,946

86,938.87

7,328.79

79,610.08

61.8

26.0

Minnesota
Aitkin Co.15,30114,1681,995.31176.011,819.308.47.8Aitkin Co.
Anoka Co.298,084108,091446.2622.65423.61703.7255.2Anoka Co.
Becker Co.30,00016,6121,445.11134.691,310.4222.912.7Becker Co.
Beltrami Co.39,65016,9893,055.59550.322,505.2715.86.8Beltrami Co.
Benton Co.34,22613,460413.004.72408.2883.833.0Benton Co.
Big Stone Co.5,8203,171527.8830.93496.9511.76.4Big Stone Co.
Blue Earth Co.55,94121,971765.9013.54752.3674.429.2Blue Earth Co.
Brown Co.26,91111,163618.607.74610.8644.118.3Brown Co.
Carlton Co.31,67113,721875.2314.90860.3336.815.9Carlton Co.
Carver Co.70,20524,883376.1519.11357.04196.669.7Carver Co.
Cass Co.27,15021,2862,414.21396.612,017.6013.510.6Cass Co.
Chippewa Co.13,0885,855587.835.02582.8022.510.0Chippewa Co.
Chisago Co.41,10115,533442.4924.86417.6398.437.2Chisago Co.
Clay Co.51,22919,7461,052.747.491,045.2449.018.9Clay Co.
Clearwater Co.8,4234,1141,029.7935.08994.718.54.1Clearwater Co.
Cook Co.5,1684,7083,339.721,889.111,450.603.63.2Cook Co.
Cottonwood Co.12,1675,376648.918.91639.9919.08.4Cottonwood Co.
Crow Wing Co.55,09933,4831,156.56160.00996.5755.333.6Crow Wing Co.
Dakota Co.355,904133,750586.3316.75569.58624.9234.8Dakota Co.
Dodge Co.17,7316,642439.630.12439.5040.315.1Dodge Co.
Douglas Co.32,82116,694719.9485.62634.3251.726.3Douglas Co.
Faribault Co.16,1817,247721.617.98713.6322.710.2Faribault Co.
Fillmore Co.21,1228,908862.150.90861.2524.510.3Fillmore Co.
Freeborn Co.32,58413,996722.6314.99707.6446.019.8Freeborn Co.
Goodhue Co.44,12717,879780.4422.17758.2758.223.6Goodhue Co.
Grant Co.6,2893,098575.1828.77546.4111.55.7Grant Co.
Hennepin Co.1,116,200468,824606.3849.77556.622,005.3842.3Hennepin Co.
Houston Co.19,7188,168568.9110.50558.4135.314.6Houston Co.
Hubbard Co.18,37612,229999.3976.93922.4619.913.3Hubbard Co.
Isanti Co.31,28712,062451.8712.81439.0771.327.5Isanti Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Minnesota

4,919,479

2,065,946

86,938.87

7,328.79

79,610.08

61.8

26.0

Minnesota
Itasca Co.43,99224,5282,927.78262.722,665.0616.59.2Itasca Co.
Jackson Co.11,2685,092719.4617.76701.6916.17.3Jackson Co.
Kanabec Co.14,9966,846533.388.45524.9328.613.0Kanabec Co.
Kandiyohi Co.41,20318,415861.9765.92796.0651.823.1Kandiyohi Co.
Kittson Co.5,2852,7191,103.516.431,097.084.82.5Kittson Co.
Koochiching Co.14,3557,7193,154.3251.963,102.364.62.5Koochiching Co.
Lac qui Parle Co.8,0673,774778.0513.19764.8710.54.9Lac qui Parle Co.
Lake Co.11,0586,8402,990.82891.662,099.165.33.3Lake Co.
Lake of the Woods Co.4,5223,2381,775.05478.351,296.703.52.5Lake of the Woods Co.
Le Sueur Co.25,42610,858473.8625.36448.5056.724.2Le Sueur Co.
Lincoln Co.6,4293,043548.4411.41537.0312.05.7Lincoln Co.
Lyon Co.25,42510,298721.467.29714.1735.614.4Lyon Co.
McLeod Co.34,89814,087505.6713.76491.9170.928.6McLeod Co.
Mahnomen Co.5,1902,700582.9926.85556.149.34.9Mahnomen Co.
Marshall Co.10,1554,7911,812.7940.551,772.245.72.7Marshall Co.
Martin Co.21,8029,800729.5620.21709.3430.713.8Martin Co.
Meeker Co.22,6449,821645.0836.54608.5437.216.1Meeker Co.
Mille Lacs Co.22,33010,467681.77107.30574.4738.918.2Mille Lacs Co.
Morrison Co.31,71213,8701,153.3228.821,124.5028.212.3Morrison Co.
Mower Co.38,60316,251711.710.21711.5054.322.8Mower Co.
Murray Co.9,1654,357719.5215.09704.4313.06.2Murray Co.
Nicollet Co.29,77111,240466.9514.65452.2965.824.9Nicollet Co.
Nobles Co.20,8328,465722.336.94715.3929.111.8Nobles Co.
Norman Co.7,4423,455876.820.55876.278.53.9Norman Co.
Olmsted Co.124,27749,422654.501.49653.01190.375.7Olmsted Co.
Otter Tail Co.57,15933,8622,224.91245.201,979.7128.917.1Otter Tail Co.
Pennington Co.13,5846,033618.341.80616.5422.09.8Pennington Co.
Pine Co.26,53015,3531,434.5723.521,411.0418.810.9Pine Co.
Pipestone Co.9,8954,434466.150.26465.8921.29.5Pipestone Co.
Polk Co.31,36914,0081,997.8127.441,970.3715.97.1Polk Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Minnesota

4,919,479

2,065,946

86,938.87

7,328.79

79,610.08

61.8

26.0

Minnesota
Pope Co.11,2365,827717.2947.15670.1416.88.7Pope Co.
Ramsey Co.511,035206,448170.1314.36155.783,280.61,325.3Ramsey Co.
Red Lake Co.4,2991,883432.510.08432.439.94.4Red Lake Co.
Redwood Co.16,8157,230881.241.51879.7319.18.2Redwood Co.
Renville Co.17,1547,413987.224.30982.9217.57.5Renville Co.
Rice Co.56,66520,061516.1318.56497.57113.940.3Rice Co.
Rock Co.9,7214,137482.840.23482.6120.18.6Rock Co.
Roseau Co.16,3387,1011,678.3315.821,662.519.84.3Roseau Co.
St. Louis Co.200,52895,8006,859.91634.756,225.1632.215.4St. Louis Co.
Scott Co.89,49831,609368.5611.88356.68250.988.6Scott Co.
Sherburne Co.64,41722,827451.0014.70436.30147.652.3Sherburne Co.
Sibley Co.15,3566,024600.4111.76588.6526.110.2Sibley Co.
Stearns Co.133,16650,2911,389.9345.411,344.5299.037.4Stearns Co.
Steele Co.33,68013,306432.162.62429.5578.431.0Steele Co.
Stevens Co.10,0534,074575.2413.17562.0617.97.2Stevens Co.
Swift Co.11,9564,821752.358.82743.5316.16.5Swift Co.
Todd Co.24,42611,900979.3437.32942.0225.912.6Todd Co.
Traverse Co.4,1342,199585.9611.87574.097.23.8Traverse Co.
Wabasha Co.21,6109,066549.8324.82525.0141.217.3Wabasha Co.
Wadena Co.13,7136,334543.007.98535.0225.611.8Wadena Co.
Waseca Co.19,5267,427432.819.56423.2546.117.5Waseca Co.
Washington Co.201,13073,635423.1631.46391.70513.5188.0Washington Co.
Watonwan Co.11,8765,036439.925.40434.5127.311.6Watonwan Co.
Wilkin Co.7,1383,105751.630.20751.439.54.1Wilkin Co.
Winona Co.49,98519,551641.5915.29626.3079.831.2Winona Co.
Wright Co.89,98634,355714.3953.63660.75136.252.0Wright Co.
Yellow Medicine Co.11,0804,873763.395.43757.9614.66.4Yellow Medicine Co.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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