Cook County, Minnesota


Cook County, Minnesota


Cook County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Cook County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 9, 1874 [1]
Named for Major Michael Cook who served as both a territorial and state senator.
Seat Grand Marais
Largest city Grand Marais
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,339.72 sq mi (8,650 km²)
1,450.60 sq mi (3,757 km²)
1,889.11 sq mi (4,893 km²), 56.56%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

5,176
4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.cook.mn.us

Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,176.[1] Its county seat is Grand Marais[2]. The Grand Portage Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.

Contents

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 3,339.72 square miles (8,649.8 km2), of which 1,450.60 square miles (3,757.0 km2) (or 43.43%) is land and 1,889.11 square miles (4,892.8 km2) (or 56.56%) is water.[3] (mostly within Lake Superior). The highest natural point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet (701 m), and the highest lake in Minnesota, Lake Abita at 2,048 feet (624 m), are located in Cook County.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Cook County is in the extreme northeast of the state at the tip of the Arrowhead region; it is adjacent to only one other county by land. Its geographic neighbors are:

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 65
1890 98 50.8%
1900 810 726.5%
1910 1,336 64.9%
1920 1,841 37.8%
1930 2,435 32.3%
1940 3,030 24.4%
1950 2,900 −4.3%
1960 3,377 16.4%
1970 3,423 1.4%
1980 4,092 19.5%
1990 3,868 −5.5%
2000 5,168 33.6%
2010 5,176 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,168 people, 2,350 households, and 1,438 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 4,708 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.45% White, 7.59% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.6% were of German, 17.7% Norwegian, 11.5% Swedish, 7.2% Irish and 5.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,350 households out of which 24.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.80% were non-families. 32.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.40% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 31.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males.

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

The median income for a household in the county was $36,640, and the median income for a family was $47,132. Males had a median income of $31,211 versus $23,650 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,775. About 8.10% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities Townships Unincorporated communities Unorganized

Climate

Climate data for Lutsen, Minnesota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 22
(−6)
26
(−3)
35
(2)
47
(8)
56
(13)
64
(18)
70
(21)
70
(21)
62
(17)
52
(11)
39
(4)
27
(−3)
48
Average low °F (°C) 4
(−16)
7
(−14)
19
(−7)
31
(−1)
39
(4)
45
(7)
52
(11)
54
(12)
47
(8)
38
(3)
26
(−3)
11
(−12)
31
Rainfall inches (mm) 0.9
(23)
0.7
(18)
1.4
(36)
1.9
(48)
2.8
(71)
3.5
(89)
3.3
(84)
3.3
(84)
3.6
(91)
2.5
(64)
1.6
(41)
1.1
(28)
26.4
(671)
Snowfall inches (cm) 15.2
(38.6)
8.1
(20.6)
8.1
(20.6)
2.2
(5.6)
0.2
(0.5)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.4
(1)
3.8
(9.7)
13.3
(33.8)
50.8
(129)
Source: [5]

Northern Minnesota offers extreme winter weather. While the averages are low, the extremes provide more details. A third of the year is below freezing (31.9%, 116 days, or 4 months). Of those days, 21 are below zero degrees Fahrenheit (−17 °C).

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Days Below 32°F/0°C[5]
20 18 19 13 3.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 5.8 16 20 116
Days Below 0°F/-17°C [5]
8.2 6 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.5 4.8 21

See also

References

  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b c "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Lutsen, Minnesota". http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=282312&refer=. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 

External links

Coordinates: 47°55′N 90°33′W / 47.917°N 90.55°W / 47.917; -90.55


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