Crow Wing County

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Crow Wing County, Minnesota

326 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: (218) 824-1000
Fax: (218) 824-1046
www.co.crow-wing.mn.us

In central MN, north of Saint Cloud; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Cass and Aitkin counties. Name Origin: For the Crow Wing river, which forms the southwestern border of the county; the Ojibway called the river Kagiwigwan or Gagagiwgwuni 'crow wing' or 'raven feather.'

Area (sq mi):: 1156.56 (land 996.57; water 160.00) Population per square mile: 60.10
Population 2005: 59,917 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 8.70%; 1990-2000 24.50% Population 2000: 55,099 (White 97.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,174; median household $37,589; Population below poverty level: 9.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,527-$24,763
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 20.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Brainerd County seat (13,746)

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