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Isanti County Courthouse
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|Founded||February 13, 1857|
|Named for||Izaty Indians, the ancient name for the Santee Indians, members of the Dakota alliance|
|• Total||452 sq mi (1,170 km2)|
|• Land||436 sq mi (1,130 km2)|
|• Water||16 sq mi (40 km2) 3.5%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||87/sq mi (34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Isanti County ( eye-SAN-tee) is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,816. Its county seat is Cambridge. Isanti is derived from the Dakota word meaning "knife" and refers to the Santee tribe.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 452 square miles (1,170 km2), of which 436 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.5%) is water.
- Minnesota State Highway 47
- Minnesota State Highway 65
- Minnesota State Highway 95
- Minnesota State Highway 107
- List of county roads
- Kanabec County (north)
- Pine County (northeast)
- Chisago County (east)
- Anoka County (south)
- Sherburne County (southwest)
- Mille Lacs County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 37,816 people, 14,331 households, and 8,415 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 12,062 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.0% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0..5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 1.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.3% were of German, 21.3% Swedish, 12.7% Norwegian and 5.1% Irish ancestry.
There were 11,236 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 20.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $50,127, and the median income for a family was $55,996. Males had a median income of $39,381 versus $26,427 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,348. About 4.00% of families and 5.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.
- Athens Township
- Bradford Township
- Cambridge Township
- Dalbo Township
- Isanti Township
- Maple Ridge Township
- North Branch Township
- Oxford Township
- Spencer Brook Township
- Springvale Township
- Stanchfield Township
- Stanford Township
- Wyanett Township
Other unincorporated communities
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