Sherburne County, Minnesota facts for kids
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Historic Sherburne County Courthouse, built 1877
Location within the U.S. state of Minnesota
Minnesota's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 25, 1856|
|Named for||Moses Sherburne|
|Largest city||Elk River|
|• Total||451 sq mi (1,170 km2)|
|• Land||433 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Water||18 sq mi (50 km2) 4.0%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||225/sq mi (87/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Sherburne County is a county in Central Minnesota. At the 2020 census, the population was 97,183. The county seat is Elk River.
Sherburne County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 451 square miles (1,170 km2), of which 433 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 18 square miles (47 km2) (4.0%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 10
- U.S. Highway 169
- Minnesota State Highway 24
- Minnesota State Highway 25
- Minnesota State Highway 101
- Minnesota State Highway 301
- Mille Lacs County (north)
- Isanti County (northeast)
- Anoka County (southeast)
- Wright County (southwest)
- Stearns County (west)
- Benton County (northwest)
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
At the 2000 census, there were 64,417 people, 21,581 households and 16,746 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 per square mile (57/km²). There were 22,827 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km²). The county's racial makeup was 96.73% White, 0.85% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.1% were of German, 13.6% Norwegian, 7.5% Swedish and 6.2% Irish ancestry.
There were 21,581 households of which 44.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 15.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27.
30.90% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, and 7.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.20 males.
The median household income was $57,014 and the median family income was $61,790. Males had a median income of $41,601 and females $27,689. The per capita income for the county was $21,322. About 2.30% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.50% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.
- Big Lake
- Clear Lake
- Elk River (county seat)
- Princeton (partly in Mille Lacs County)
- St. Cloud (partly in Stearns County)
- Baldwin Township
- Becker Township
- Big Lake Township
- Blue Hill Township
- Clear Lake Township
- Haven Township
- Livonia Township
- Orrock Township
- Palmer Township
- Santiago Township