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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.
Founded March 13, 1858 [1]
Named for The Ojibwe word for "snake," after the Snake River.
Seat Mora
Largest city Mora
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

533.38 sq mi (1,381 km²)
524.93 sq mi (1,360 km²)
8.45 sq mi (22 km²), 1.58%
 - (2010)
 - Density

29/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

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

The Kanabec County Courthouse in Mora in 2007

Sunset over Fish Lake in Kanabec County

Kanabec County (pronunciation: /kəˈnbɪk/ kə-NAY-bək) is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded on March 13, 1858.[1] Its parent county was Pine. As of 2010, the population was 16,239.[2] Its county seat is Mora[3] (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.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 533.38 square miles (1,381.4 km2), of which 524.93 square miles (1,359.6 km2) (or 98.42%) is land and 8.45 square miles (21.9 km2) (or 1.58%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit | edit source]

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 30
1870 93 210.0%
1880 505 443.0%
1890 1,579 212.7%
1900 4,614 192.2%
1910 6,461 40.0%
1920 9,086 40.6%
1930 8,558 −5.8%
1940 9,651 12.8%
1950 9,192 −4.8%
1960 9,007 −2.0%
1970 9,775 8.5%
1980 12,161 24.4%
1990 12,802 5.3%
2000 14,996 17.1%
2010 16,239 8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[5] 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[edit | edit source]

Cities Townships Unincorporated

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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

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