Itasca County

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Itasca County, Minnesota

123 NE 4th St
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: (218) 327-2847
Fax: (218) 327-2848
www.co.itasca.mn.us

In north-central MN, west of Hibbing; original county; established Oct 27, 1850 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Itasca Lake; name coined by explorer and ethnologist Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), who thought the lake was the "true source" of the Mississippi River. From Latin: the last part of veritas 'truth' and first part of caput 'head.'

Area (sq mi):: 2927.78 (land 2665.06; water 262.72) Population per square mile: 16.70
Population 2005: 44,384 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 7.70% Population 2000: 43,992 (White 94.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 4.90%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 41.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,717; median household $36,234; Population below poverty level: 10.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,204-$24,048
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A break in an oil pipeline operated by Enbridge Energy Partners early Thursday, spilled crude oil near Cohasset, Itasca County, MN.