Kanabec County, Minnesota

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Kanabec County, Minnesota
Kanabec County Courthouse.jpg
The Kanabec County Courthouse in Mora in 2007
Map of Minnesota highlighting Kanabec County
Location in the U.S. state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 13, 1858 (created)
1882 (organized)[1]
Named for The Ojibwe word for "snake," after the Snake River
Seat Mora
Largest city Mora
Area
 • Total 534 sq mi (1,383 km2)
 • Land 522 sq mi (1,352 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (31 km2), 2.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 15,830
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.kanabeccounty.org

Kanabec County (/kəˈnbɪk/ kə-NAY-bik) 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 and organized in 1882.[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 U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 534 square miles (1,380 km2), of which 522 square miles (1,350 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.3%) is water.[6]

Sunset over Fish Lake in Kanabec County

Major highways[edit]

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. 2016 15,830 [7] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2016[2]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the 2010 census,[12] there were 16,239 people and 6,277 households in the county. The population density was 31.1 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 7,808 housing units (2014 estimate). The racial makeup of the county was 96.6% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American or Alaska Native, 0.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 1.6% from other races or two or more races. 1.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the 2000 census, 30.2% were of German, 18.1% Swedish, 13.1% Norwegian, 5.5% American and 5.4% Irish ancestry.

In the census of 2000, 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 24.0% under the age of 18 and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,068. The per capita income for the county was $22,291. About 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 64.0% 5,230 28.5% 2,327 7.6% 620
2012 53.1% 4,328 44.1% 3,593 2.8% 229
2008 52.7% 4,479 44.0% 3,743 3.3% 277
2004 54.9% 4,527 43.6% 3,592 1.6% 129
2000 51.1% 3,480 41.6% 2,831 7.3% 500
1996 32.4% 1,924 49.2% 2,927 18.5% 1,097
1992 29.8% 1,876 40.3% 2,532 29.9% 1,880
1988 45.9% 2,571 53.1% 2,970 1.0% 57
1984 52.9% 3,027 46.5% 2,660 0.7% 37
1980 45.4% 2,500 48.2% 2,654 6.4% 354
1976 36.6% 1,943 60.0% 3,188 3.4% 180
1972 51.7% 2,395 42.5% 1,969 5.8% 268
1968 43.5% 1,847 50.7% 2,154 5.8% 247
1964 33.5% 1,348 66.3% 2,666 0.3% 10
1960 54.3% 2,278 45.1% 1,890 0.6% 25
1956 52.8% 1,950 47.0% 1,736 0.2% 7
1952 55.9% 2,205 43.4% 1,714 0.7% 29
1948 38.6% 1,531 58.1% 2,305 3.4% 134
1944 51.5% 1,913 47.8% 1,776 0.7% 24
1940 50.9% 2,311 48.1% 2,185 1.1% 49
1936 33.0% 1,350 63.1% 2,579 3.9% 159
1932 35.2% 1,268 58.4% 2,106 6.4% 231
1928 68.4% 2,380 29.9% 1,040 1.8% 62
1924 47.6% 1,507 4.0% 128 48.4% 1,533
1920 75.7% 2,436 10.3% 332 14.0% 451
1916 49.0% 776 38.4% 608 12.6% 199
1912 17.0% 218 21.0% 270 62.0% 795
1908 69.5% 803 21.0% 242 9.5% 110
1904 86.1% 872 10.5% 106 3.5% 35
1900 73.4% 658 23.4% 210 3.1% 28
1896 64.1% 484 33.9% 256 2.0% 15
1892 53.5% 182 11.2% 38 35.3% 120

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. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. 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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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.

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