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Sherburne County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Sherburne County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of USA MN
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1856 [1]
Named for Moses Sherburne, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Minnesota Territory.
Seat Elk River
Largest city Elk River
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

451.00 sq mi (1,168 km²)
436.30 sq mi (1,130 km²)
14.70 sq mi (38 km²), 3.26
 - (2010)
 - Density

148/sq mi (57/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Sherburne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,499.[2] Its county seat is Elk River[3].


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 451.00 square miles (1,168.1 km2), of which 436.30 square miles (1,130.0 km2) (or 96.74%) is land and 14.70 square miles (38.1 km2) (or 3.26%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 5,908
1900 7,281 23.2%
1910 8,136 11.7%
1920 9,651 18.6%
1930 9,709 0.6%
1940 10,456 7.7%
1950 10,661 2.0%
1960 12,861 20.6%
1970 18,344 42.6%
1980 29,908 63.0%
1990 41,945 40.2%
2000 64,417 53.6%
2010 88,499 37.4%
Est. 2011 89,319 38.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2011 estimate

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 64,417 people, 21,581 households, and 16,746 families residing in the county. The population density was 148 people per square mile (57/km²). There were 22,827 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.73% White, 0.85% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.1% were of German, 13.6% Norwegian, 7.5% Swedish and 6.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 21,581 households out of which 44.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.20% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 15.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27.

USA Sherburne County, Minnesota age pyramid

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

In the county the population was spread out with 30.90% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, and 7.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $57,014, and the median income for a family was $61,790. Males had a median income of $41,601 versus $27,689 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,322. About 2.30% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.50% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Cities Townships Unincorporated

† Princeton is mainly in Mille Lacs County but extends into Sherburne County.
‡ St. Cloud is in Stearns County, and Benton County, but about 6,000 of its residents are in Sherburne County.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Minnesota Government Series, State Symbols". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 45°26′N 93°46′W / 45.44, -93.77

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