Hubbard County, Minnesota

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Hubbard County
The historic Hubbard County Courthouse in Park Rapids
Map of Minnesota highlighting Hubbard County
Location within the U.S. state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 47°06′N 94°55′W / 47.1°N 94.91°W / 47.1; -94.91
Country United States
State Minnesota
FoundedFebruary 26, 1883[1]
Named forLucius Frederick Hubbard
SeatPark Rapids
Largest cityPark Rapids
Area
 • Total999.39 sq mi (2,588.4 km2)
 • Land922.46 sq mi (2,389.2 km2)
 • Water76.93 sq mi (199.2 km2)  7.70%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total21,344
 • Estimate 
(2021)
21,715 Increase
 • Density23.1/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.co.hubbard.mn.us

Hubbard County is a county in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 21,344.[2] Its county seat is Park Rapids.[3]

Part of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county.

History[edit]

The county was created on February 26, 1883, with territory partitioned from Cass County. It was named for Lucius Frederick Hubbard, a prominent Territory editor, Civil War participant, and businessman who was governor of Minnesota from 1882 to 1887.[4][5] The county's boundaries have remained unchanged since its creation.

The new county's courthouse was destroyed by fire around 1890, but the public records were salvaged.

Geography[edit]

The county's terrain is hilly, largely wooded, and dotted with lakes and ponds.[6] It generally slopes to the east, with the northern part sloping to the north and the southern part sloping to the south. Its highest point is near the lower middle of its western border, at 1,549' (472m) ASL.[7] The county has an area of 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), of which 926 square miles (2,400 km2) is land and 74 square miles (190 km2) (7.4%) is water. There may be such a high point on the border but the accepted high point for this county is the Thorpe Lookout at 1844 feet which is why the forest service maintains a tower there the US Geodetic Survey agrees.47.0962°N, -94.8539° W[8]

Soils of Hubbard County[9]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Protected areas[6][edit]

  • Badoura Jack Pine Woodland Scientific and Natural Area
  • Huntersville State Forest (part)
  • Itasca State Park (part)
  • Mississippi Headwaters (part)
  • Paul Bunyan State Forest (part)

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,412
19006,578365.9%
19109,83149.5%
192010,1363.1%
19309,596−5.3%
194011,08515.5%
195011,0850.0%
19609,962−10.1%
197010,5836.2%
198014,09833.2%
199014,9396.0%
200018,37623.0%
201020,42811.2%
202021,3444.5%
2021 (est.)21,715[10]1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2010-2020[2]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 census data

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[15] there were 18,376 people, 7,435 households, and 5,345 families in the county. The population density was 19.9/sqmi (7.69/km2). There were 12,229 housing units at an average density of 13.3/sqmi (5.12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.31% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 2.13% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.0% were of German, 20.5% Norwegian, 6.0% English and 5.8% Swedish ancestry.

There were 7,435 households, out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.88.

The county population contained 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,321, and the median income for a family was $41,177. Males had a median income of $30,030 versus $21,616 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,115. 9.70% of the population and 7.50% of families were below the poverty line. 12.50% of those under the age of 18 and 9.30% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[6][edit]

Townships[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Hubbard County voters have leaned toward the Republican Party for several decades. As of 2020 the county has selected the Republican candidate in 78% of presidential elections since 1980.

United States presidential election results for Hubbard County, Minnesota[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,202 63.26% 4,462 34.42% 301 2.32%
2016 7,261 63.11% 3,423 29.75% 821 7.14%
2012 6,622 57.48% 4,676 40.59% 222 1.93%
2008 6,558 56.35% 4,872 41.86% 208 1.79%
2004 6,444 56.83% 4,741 41.81% 155 1.37%
2000 5,307 55.21% 3,632 37.78% 674 7.01%
1996 3,593 41.25% 3,802 43.65% 1,316 15.11%
1992 3,227 37.57% 3,362 39.14% 2,000 23.29%
1988 4,365 56.42% 3,306 42.74% 65 0.84%
1984 4,621 61.76% 2,806 37.50% 55 0.74%
1980 4,172 55.53% 2,840 37.80% 501 6.67%
1976 2,985 46.00% 3,196 49.25% 308 4.75%
1972 3,294 59.31% 2,136 38.46% 124 2.23%
1968 2,720 54.95% 1,920 38.79% 310 6.26%
1964 2,283 47.14% 2,553 52.72% 7 0.14%
1960 2,749 57.43% 2,029 42.39% 9 0.19%
1956 2,453 62.69% 1,454 37.16% 6 0.15%
1952 3,099 68.97% 1,360 30.27% 34 0.76%
1948 2,071 48.83% 2,044 48.20% 126 2.97%
1944 2,114 56.52% 1,613 43.13% 13 0.35%
1940 2,544 54.00% 2,141 45.45% 26 0.55%
1936 1,618 39.83% 2,312 56.92% 132 3.25%
1932 1,349 35.96% 2,230 59.45% 172 4.59%
1928 2,291 65.76% 1,120 32.15% 73 2.10%
1924 1,884 57.81% 191 5.86% 1,184 36.33%
1920 2,238 73.84% 453 14.95% 340 11.22%
1916 685 40.39% 799 47.11% 212 12.50%
1912 359 21.20% 450 26.58% 884 52.22%
1908 1,288 69.10% 401 21.51% 175 9.39%
1904 1,392 79.95% 232 13.33% 117 6.72%
1900 1,009 66.12% 464 30.41% 53 3.47%
1896 364 49.73% 344 46.99% 24 3.28%
1892 164 35.65% 129 28.04% 167 36.30%


County Board of Commissioners[17]
Position Name District
Commissioner David De La Hunt District 1
Commissioner and Chairperson Charlene Christenson District 2
Commissioner Tom Krueger District 3
Commissioner Daniel Stacy District 4
Commissioner Ted Van Kempen District 5
State Legislature (2018-2020)
Position Name Affiliation District
  Senate Paul Utke[18] Republican District 2
  House of Representatives Matt Grossell[19] Republican District 2A
  House of Representatives Steve Green[20] Republican District 2B
U.S Congress (2018-2020)
Position Name Affiliation District
  House of Representatives Pete Stauber[21] Republican 8th
  Senate Amy Klobuchar[22] Democrat N/A
  Senate Tina Smith[23] Democrat N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hubbard County, Minnesota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren. Minnesota Geographic Names, p. 242 (1920). Accessed March 12, 2019
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 162.
  6. ^ a b c Hubbard County MN Google Maps (accessed March 12, 2019)
  7. ^ ""Find an Altitude/Hubbard County MN" Google Maps (accessed March 12, 2019)". Archived from the original on May 21, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  9. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 53-56. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021". Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  11. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  15. ^ "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "Board of Commissioners". www.co.hubbard.mn.us. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "MN State Senate". www.senate.mn. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  19. ^ "Rep. Matt Grossell (02A) - Minnesota House of Representatives". www.house.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  20. ^ "Rep. Steve Green (02B) - Minnesota House of Representatives". www.house.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  21. ^ "Representative Pete Stauber". Representative Pete Stauber. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  22. ^ "U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar". www.klobuchar.senate.gov. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  23. ^ "Home". Senator Tina Smith. Retrieved June 24, 2020.

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Coordinates: 47°06′N 94°55′W / 47.10°N 94.91°W / 47.10; -94.91