Lake County, Minnesota


Lake County, Minnesota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Lake County
state = Minnesota


founded year = 1856 [http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No32.htm]
founded date = March 1
seat wl = Two Harbors
largest city wl = Two Harbors
area_total_sq_mi = 2991
area_total_km2 = 7746
area_land_sq_mi = 2099
area_land_km2 = 5437
area_water_sq_mi = 892
area_water_km2 = 2309
area percentage = 29.81%
census yr = 2000
pop = 11058
density_sq_mi = 5
density_km2 = 2
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = www.co.lake.mn.us
named for = Lake Superior

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 11,058. Its county seat is Two HarborsGR|6. Lake County was founded on February 20, 1855 as Superior County and immediately had its name changed couple of weeks later on March 3, 1855 to St. Louis County. A year later on March 1, 1856, St. Louis County became Lake County while Newton County to the west was renamed St. Louis County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,991 square miles (7,746 km²), of which, 2,099 square miles (5,437 km²) of it is land and 892 square miles (2,309 km²) of it (29.81%) is water.

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

*Rainy River District, Ontario (north)
*Cook County (east)
*Ashland County, Wisconsin (southeast - water boundary)
*Bayfield County, Wisconsin (south - water boundary)
*Douglas County, Wisconsin (south - water boundary)
*St. Louis County (west)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,058 people, 4,646 households, and 3,140 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 6,840 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.3% were of Norwegian, 17.8% German, 14.3% Swedish, 8.4% Finnish, 6.3% Irish and 5.4% English ancestry.

There were 4,646 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.83.In the county the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,402, and the median income for a family was $46,980. Males had a median income of $39,719 versus $26,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,761. About 5.50% of families and 7.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

References

External links

* [http://www.co.lake.mn.us/ Lake County Government's Website]
* [http://www.lakecnty.com/ Lake County Visitor Information Website]


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