Isanti County

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Isanti County, Minnesota

555 18th Ave SW
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-3859
Fax: (763) 689-8226
www.co.isanti.mn.us

In central-eastern MN, north of Minneapolis; established Feb 13, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Anoka County. Name Origin: For the Izaty or Santee Indians, a tribe of the Dakotas who inhabited the area. Also spelled Issati. The name means 'knife' or perhaps 'ones who make knives.'

Area (sq mi):: 451.87 (land 439.07; water 12.81) Population per square mile: 85.80
Population 2005: 37,664 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 20.40%; 1990-2000 20.70% Population 2000: 31,287 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $20,348; median household $50,127; Population below poverty level: 5.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,311-$27,323
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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