Roseau County, Minnesota facts for kids
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Postcard. Roseau County Courthouse.
Location within the U.S. state of Minnesota
Minnesota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 31, 1894|
|Named for||Roseau River|
|• Total||1,678 sq mi (4,350 km2)|
|• Land||1,672 sq mi (4,330 km2)|
|• Water||6.5 sq mi (17 km2) 0.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||9.2/sq mi (3.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Roseau County is a county in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota, along the Canada–US border. As of the 2020 census, the population was 15,331. Its county seat is Roseau. Roseau County borders the Canadian province of Manitoba.
Part of the Red Lake Indian Reservation is in Roseau County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,678 square miles (4,350 km2), of which 1,672 square miles (4,330 km2) is land and 6.5 square miles (17 km2) (0.4%) is water. Roseau is one of 17 Minnesota savanna counties with more savanna soils than either prairie or forest soils.
Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
- Rural Municipality of Stuartburn Manitoba (northwest)
- Rural Municipality of Piney Manitoba (north)
- Lake of the Woods County (east)
- Beltrami County (southeast)
- Marshall County (south)
- Kittson County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,338 people, 6,190 households, and 4,438 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 7,101 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.92% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.0% were of Norwegian, 18.8% German and 10.7% Swedish ancestry.
There were 6,190 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 105.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,852, and the median income for a family was $46,185. Males had a median income of $29,747 versus $23,630 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,053. About 4.60% of families and 6.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.
- Warroad International Memorial Airport (KRRT) - two miles northeast of Warroad
- Piney Pinecreek Border Airport - extends into Canada; serves as a limited airport of entry between the two nations.
Adjacent counties and rural municipalities
- Beltrami Island State Forest
- Hayes Lake State Park
- Lost River State Forest
- Luxemburg Peatland Scientific and Natural Area
- Roseau River State Wildlife Management Area
- Sprague Creek Peatland Scientific and Natural Area
- Two Rivers Aspen Park Scientific and Natural Area
- Roosevelt (partly in Lake of the Woods County)
- Roseau (county seat)
- Barnett Township
- Barto Township
- Beaver Township
- Cedarbend Township
- Deer Township
- Dewey Township
- Dieter Township
- Enstrom Township
- Falun Township
- Golden Valley Township
- Grimstad Township
- Hereim Township
- Huss Township
- Jadis Township
- Lake Township
- Laona Township
- Lind Township
- Malung Township
- Mickinock Township
- Moose Township
- Moranville Township
- Nereson Township
- Palmville Township
- Pohlitz Township
- Polonia Township
- Poplar Grove Township
- Reine Township
- Ross Township
- Skagen Township
- Soler Township
- Spruce Township
- Stafford Township
- Stokes Township
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