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Sherburne 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 25, 1856
Seat Elk River
Largest City Elk River
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

451 sq mi (1,168 km²)
433 sq mi (1,121 km²)
18 sq mi (47 km²), 4.0%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

91,705
204/sq mi (79/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.sherburne.mn.us
Named for: Moses Sherburne, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Minnesota Territory

Sherburne County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. At the 2010 census, the population was 88,499. The county seat is Elk River.

Sherburne County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • US 10.svg U.S. Highway 10
  • US 169 (MN).svg U.S. Highway 169
  • MN-24.svg Minnesota State Highway 24
  • MN-25.svg Minnesota State Highway 25
  • MN-101.svg Minnesota State Highway 101
  • MN-301.svg Minnesota State Highway 301

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 5,908
1900 7,281 23.2%
1910 8,136 11.7%
1920 9,651 18.6%
1930 9,709 0.6%
1940 10,456 7.7%
1950 10,661 2.0%
1960 12,861 20.6%
1970 18,344 42.6%
1980 29,908 63.0%
1990 41,945 40.2%
2000 64,417 53.6%
2010 88,499 37.4%
Est. 2015 91,705 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015
USA Sherburne County, Minnesota age pyramid
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

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.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Baldwin Township
  • Becker Township
  • Big Lake Township
  • Blue Hill Township
  • Clear Lake Township
  • Haven Township
  • Livonia Township
  • Orrock Township
  • Palmer Township
  • Santiago Township

Unincorporated communities


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