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Carlton County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Carlton County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of USA MN
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded May 23, 1857 [1]
Named for Reuben B. Carlton, one of the first settlers in the area.
Seat Carlton
Largest city Cloquet
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

875.23 sq mi (2,267 km²)
860.33 sq mi (2,228 km²)
14.90 sq mi (39 km²), 1.70%
 - (2010)
 - Density

37/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Carlton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 35,386.[1] Its county seat is Carlton[2]. A portion of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation is in the county. Carlton County is included by the U.S. Census Bureau in the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 875.23 square miles (2,266.8 km2), of which 860.33 square miles (2,228.2 km2) (or 98.30%) is land and 14.90 square miles (38.6 km2) (or 1.70%) is water.[3]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 51
1870 286 460.8%
1880 1,230 330.1%
1890 5,272 328.6%
1900 10,017 90.0%
1910 17,559 75.3%
1920 19,391 10.4%
1930 21,232 9.5%
1940 24,212 14.0%
1950 24,584 1.5%
1960 27,932 13.6%
1970 28,072 0.5%
1980 29,936 6.6%
1990 29,259 −2.3%
2000 31,671 8.2%
2010 35,386 11.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 31,671 people, 12,064 households, and 8,408 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 13,721 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.75% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 5.19% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.5% were of German, 16.9% Finnish, 12.5% Norwegian, 11.8% Swedish and 5.8% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 1.8% Finnish and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 12,064 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

USA Carlton County, Minnesota age pyramid

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

The median income for a household in the county was $40,021, and the median income for a family was $48,406. Males had a median income of $38,788 versus $25,555 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,073. About 5.40% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.20% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Carlton Courthouse 002

Carlton County Courthouse

Cities and towns Edit

Cities Townships Unorganized
Unincorporated communities

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 46°35′N 92°41′W / 46.59, -92.68

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