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Hubbard County, Minnesota
Map

Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 26, 1883
Seat Park Rapids
Largest City Park Rapids
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

999.39 sq mi (2,588 km²)
922.46 sq mi (2,389 km²)
76.93 sq mi (199 km²), 7.70%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

20,655
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.hubbard.mn.us
Named for: Lucius Frederick Hubbard

Hubbard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,428. Its county seat is Park Rapids. The county is named for Lucius Frederick Hubbard, ninth Governor of Minnesota.

A portion of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total 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.

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information

Major highways

  • US 2.svg U.S. Highway 2
  • US 71.svg U.S. Highway 71
  • MN-34.svg Minnesota State Highway 34
  • MN-64.svg Minnesota State Highway 64
  • MN-87.svg Minnesota State Highway 87
  • MN-113.svg Minnesota State Highway 113
  • MN-200.svg Minnesota State Highway 200
  • MN-226.svg Minnesota State Highway 226

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,412
1900 6,578 365.9%
1910 9,831 49.5%
1920 10,136 3.1%
1930 9,596 −5.3%
1940 11,085 15.5%
1950 11,085 0.0%
1960 9,962 −10.1%
1970 10,583 6.2%
1980 14,098 33.2%
1990 14,939 6.0%
2000 18,376 23.0%
2010 20,428 11.2%
Est. 2015 20,655 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 18,376 people, 7,435 households, and 5,345 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 12,229 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/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.

USA Hubbard County, Minnesota age pyramid
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

In the county, the population was spread out with 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

Cities

Townships

  • Akeley Township
  • Arago Township
  • Badoura Township
  • Clay Township
  • Clover Township
  • Crow Wing Lake Township
  • Farden Township
  • Fern Township
  • Guthrie Township
  • Hart Lake Township
  • Helga Township
  • Hendrickson Township
  • Henrietta Township
  • Hubbard Township
  • Lake Alice Township
  • Lake Emma Township
  • Lake George Township
  • Lake Hattie Township
  • Lakeport Township
  • Mantrap Township
  • Nevis Township
  • Rockwood Township
  • Schoolcraft Township
  • Steamboat River Township
  • Straight River Township
  • Thorpe Township
  • Todd Township
  • White Oak Township

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities


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