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Carver County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Carver County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Chaska
Largest city Chanhassen (2005 est.)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

376 sq mi (974 km²)
357 sq mi (925 km²)
19 sq mi (49 km²), 5.08%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70,205
197/sq mi (76/km²)
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Named for Jonathan Carver, an explorer in the area.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.carver.mn.us

Carver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 70,205. Its county seat is Chaska[1]. Carver County is named after the explorer Jonathan Carver. Carver County is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 376 square miles (974 km²), of which 357 square miles (925 km²) is land and 19 square miles (49 km²) (5.08%) is water.

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Lakes

Lake Waconia.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1940 17,606
1950 18,155 3.1%
1960 21,358 17.6%
1970 28,331 32.6%
1980 37,046 30.8%
1990 47,915 29.3%
2000 70,205 46.5%
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 70,205 people, 24,356 households, and 18,778 families residing in the county. The population density was 197 people per square mile (76/km²). There were 24,883 housing units at an average density of 70 per square mile (27/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.95% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.3% were of German, 12.1% Norwegian, 7.1% Irish and 6.2% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 24,356 households out of which 45.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.90% were non-families. 18.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 34.70% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $65,540, and the median income for a family was $73,577 (these figures had risen to $78,035 and $89,100 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[3]). Males had a median income of $47,271 versus $32,107 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,486. About 2.30% of families and 3.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.60% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=05000US27139&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US27%7C05000US27139&_street=&_county=carver&_cityTown=carver&_state=04000US27&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=050&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=

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Coordinates: 44°49′N 93°48′W / 44.82°N 93.80°W / 44.82; -93.80


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Carver County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Carver County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Seat Chaska
Largest City Chanhassen (2005 est.)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 5.08%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70205
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.carver.mn.us
Named for: Jonathan Carver, an explorer in the area.

Carver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 70,205. Its county seat is Chaska6. Carver County is named after the explorer Jonathan Carver.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 974 km² (376 sq mi). 925 km² (357 sq mi) of it is land and 49 km² (19 sq mi) of it (5.08%) is water.

Lakes

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 70,205 people, 24,356 households, and 18,778 families residing in the county. The population density was 76/km² (197/sq mi). There were 24,883 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (70/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.95% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.3% were of German, 12.1% Norwegian, 7.1% Irish and 6.2% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 24,356 households out of which 45.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.90% were non-families. 18.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 34.70% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $65,540, and the median income for a family was $73,577. Males had a median income of $47,271 versus $32,107 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,486. About 2.30% of families and 3.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.60% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over. Carver County is the 14th richest county in America.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

Notable natives

External links


Coordinates: 44°49′N 93°48′W / 44.82, -93.80

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