Sherburne County, Minnesota

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Sherburne County, Minnesota
SherburneCC.jpg
Sherburne County Courthouse
Map of Minnesota highlighting Sherburne County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1856[1]
Named for Moses Sherburne, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Minnesota Territory
Seat Elk River
Largest city Elk River
Area
 • Total 451.00 sq mi (1,168 km2)
 • Land 436.30 sq mi (1,130 km2)
 • Water 14.70 sq mi (38 km2), 3.26
Population (Est.)
 • (2012) 89,455
 • Density 148/sq mi (57/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.sherburne.mn.us

Sherburne County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,499.[2] The county seat is Elk River.[3]

Sherburne County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 451.00 square miles (1,168.1 km2), of which 436.30 square miles (1,130.0 km2) (or 96.74%) is land and 14.70 square miles (38.1 km2) (or 3.26%) is water.[4] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows: Sherburne Co Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf[5]

Several examples of native vegetation in the county: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rice_Lake_SNA__Sherburne_County_Wiki_Version.JPG and, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uncas_Dunes_SNA_Native_Vegetation_Wiki_Version.jpg and, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_Cloud_Airport_Native_Vegetation_Wiki_Version.JPG .

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 5,908
1900 7,281 23.2%
1910 8,136 11.7%
1920 9,651 18.6%
1930 9,709 0.6%
1940 10,456 7.7%
1950 10,661 2.0%
1960 12,861 20.6%
1970 18,344 42.6%
1980 29,908 63.0%
1990 41,945 40.2%
2000 64,417 53.6%
2010 88,499 37.4%
Est. 2012 89,455 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2000, there were 64,417 people, 21,581 households, and 16,746 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 people per square mile (57/km²). There were 22,827 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.73% White, 0.85% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.1% were of German, 13.6% Norwegian, 7.5% Swedish and 6.2% Irish ancestry.

There were 21,581 households out of which 44.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 15.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

In the county the population was spread out with 30.90% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, and 7.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $57,014, and the median income for a family was $61,790. Males had a median income of $41,601 versus $27,689 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,322. About 2.30% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.50% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

† Princeton is mainly in Mille Lacs County but extends into Sherburne County.
‡ St. Cloud is mainly in Stearns County, but about 6,000 of its residents are in Sherburne County.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 19, 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. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 61 - 64. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 45°26′N 93°46′W / 45.44°N 93.77°W / 45.44; -93.77