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

586 sq mi (1,518 km²)
574 sq mi (1,487 km²)
12 sq mi (31 km²), 0.44%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,134
7/sq mi (3/km²)
Founded February 20, 1862 [1]
Named for Lake Traverse
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1862[1] As of 2000, the population was 4,134. Its county seat is Wheaton[2]. It is Minnesota's smallest county by population.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 586 square miles (1,518 km²), of which 574 square miles (1,487 km²) is land and 12 square miles (31 km²) (2.03%) is water.

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Lakes

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 13
1880 1,507 11,492.3%
1890 4,516 199.7%
1900 7,573 67.7%
1910 8,049 6.3%
1920 7,943 −1.3%
1930 7,938 −0.1%
1940 8,283 4.3%
1950 8,053 −2.8%
1960 7,503 −6.8%
1970 6,254 −16.6%
1980 5,542 −11.4%
1990 4,463 −19.5%
2000 4,134 −7.4%
Est. 2008 3,660 −11.5%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,134 people, 1,717 households, and 1,129 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,199 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.42% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 2.81% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.2% were of German, 13.0% Norwegian, 7.6% Swedish and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,717 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

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

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 21.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 26.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,617, and the median income for a family was $39,655. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $20,100 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,378. About 9.30% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

References

Coordinates: 45°46′N 96°28′W / 45.77°N 96.47°W / 45.77; -96.47


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Traverse County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Traverse County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1862 [1]
Seat Wheaton
Largest City Wheaton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.44%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4134
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Lake Traverse

Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1862[2]. As of 2000, the population is 4,134. Its county seat is Wheaton6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,518 km² (586 sq mi). 1,487 km² (574 sq mi) of it is land and 31 km² (12 sq mi) of it (2.03%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,134 people, 1,717 households, and 1,129 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 2,199 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.42% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 2.81% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.2% were of German, 13.0% Norwegian, 7.6% Swedish and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,717 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

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

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 21.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 26.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,617, and the median income for a family was $39,655. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $20,100 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,378. About 9.30% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships


Coordinates: 45°46′N 96°28′W / 45.77, -96.47

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