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Kanabec County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Kanabec County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Mora
Largest city Mora
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

533 sq mi (1,381 km²)
525 sq mi (1,360 km²)
8 sq mi (22 km²), 1.58%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,996
29/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded March 13, 1858 [1]
Named for The Ojibwe word for "snake," after the Snake River.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.kanabeccounty.org
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.
Sunset over Fish Lake in Kanabec County

Kanabec County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded on March 13, 1858[1]. Its parent county was Pine. As of 2000, the population was 14,996. Its county seat is Mora[2] (though the original county seat was Brunswick). It is named after the Ojibwe Ginebig, meaning "Snake," after the Snake RiverKanabecosippi (Ginebigo-ziibi in the modern spelling) — which flows through this county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 533 square miles (1,381 km²), of which 525 square miles (1,360 km²) is land and 8 square miles (22 km²) (1.58%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,996 people, 5,759 households, and 4,146 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 6,846 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.2% were of German, 18.1% Swedish, 13.1% Norwegian, 5.5% American and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 5,759 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,520, and the median income for a family was $43,603. Males had a median income of $32,329 versus $22,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,741. About 6.40% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

† Braham is mainly in Isanti County, but extends into Kanabec County.

References

Further reading

  • Ziegler, Frank and Robert H Beck (1981). Ken-ā-big : the story of Kanabec County: an illustrated history of Kanabec County, its early years. Mora, MN: B & W Printers. ISBN 9781199491336. ISBN 1199491330.

External links

Coordinates: 45°57′N 93°18′W / 45.95°N 93.30°W / 45.95; -93.30


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Kanabec County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Kanabec County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 13, 1858 [1]
Seat Mora
Largest City Mora
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.58%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14996
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.kanabeccounty.org
Named for: The Ojibway word for "snake" and the Snake River.
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.
File:Fish Lake Autumn '99 004.JPG
Sunset over Fish Lake in Kanabec County

Kanabec County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1858[1]. As of 2000, the population is 14,996. Its county seat is Mora6 (though the original county seat was Brunswick). It is named after the Ojibwe for the Snake RiverKanabecosippi or Ginebigo-ziibi — which flows through this county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,381 km² (533 sq mi). 1,360 km² (525 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.58%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,996 people, 5,759 households, and 4,146 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 6,846 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.2% were of German, 18.1% Swedish, 13.1% Norwegian, 5.5% American and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 5,759 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,520, and the median income for a family was $43,603. Males had a median income of $32,329 versus $22,309 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,741. About 6.40% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

† Braham is mainly in Isanti County, but extends into Kanabec County.

External links

References

  1. ^ Minnesota State Government Series - State Counties

Coordinates: 45°57′N 93°18′W / 45.95, -93.30

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