Kanabec County, Minnesota

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Kanabec County, Minnesota
Kanabec County Courthouse.jpg
Map of Minnesota highlighting Kanabec County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 13, 1858[1]
Named for The Ojibwe word for "snake," after the Snake River.
Seat Mora
Largest city Mora
Area
 • Total 533.38 sq mi (1,381 km2)
 • Land 524.93 sq mi (1,360 km2)
 • Water 8.45 sq mi (22 km2), 1.58%
Population
 • (2010) 16,239
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.kanabeccounty.org
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data
Sunset over Fish Lake in Kanabec County

Kanabec County (/kəˈnbɨk/ kə-NAY-bək) is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,239.[2] Its county seat is Mora,[3] although the original county seat was Brunswick. The county was founded on March 13, 1858 from Pine County.[4] It is named after the Ojibwe Ginebig, meaning "Snake," after the Snake RiverKanabecosippi (Ginebigo-ziibi in the modern spelling) — which flows through this county.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 533.38 square miles (1,381.4 km2), of which 524.93 square miles (1,359.6 km2) (or 98.42%) is land and 8.45 square miles (21.9 km2) (or 1.58%) is water.[6]

Major highways[edit]

See County roads in Kanabec County, Minnesota for the county's secondary roadways.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 30
1870 93 210.0%
1880 505 443.0%
1890 1,579 212.7%
1900 4,614 192.2%
1910 6,461 40.0%
1920 9,086 40.6%
1930 8,558 −5.8%
1940 9,651 12.8%
1950 9,192 −4.8%
1960 9,007 −2.0%
1970 9,775 8.5%
1980 12,161 24.4%
1990 12,802 5.3%
2000 14,996 17.1%
2010 16,239 8.3%
Est. 2012 16,005 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2000,[8] there were 14,996 people, 5,759 households, and 4,146 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 6,846 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.2% were of German, 18.1% Swedish, 13.1% Norwegian, 5.5% American and 5.4% Irish ancestry.

There were 5,759 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,520, and the median income for a family was $43,603. Males had a median income of $32,329 versus $22,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,741. About 6.40% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

† Braham is mainly in Isanti County, but extends into Kanabec County.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Minnesota State Government Series - State Counties
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 172. 
  6. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ziegler, Frank and Robert H Beck (1981). Ken-ā-big : the story of Kanabec County: an illustrated history of Kanabec County, its early years. Mora, MN: B & W Printers. ISBN 978-1-199-49133-6. ISBN 1-199-49133-0.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°57′N 93°18′W / 45.95°N 93.30°W / 45.95; -93.30