Chisago County

Chisago County, Minnesota

313 N Main St Rm 174
Center City, MN 55012
Phone: (651) 213-1300
Fax: (651) 213-0359
www.co.chisago.mn.us

On the central eastern border of MN, northeast of Minneapolis; established Sep 1, 1851 (prior to statehood) from Washington County. Name Origin: For Chisago Lake, largest in the county; from Ojibway kichi 'large' and saga 'fair' or 'beautiful.' The first syllable was omitted and a clerical error changed a to o.

Area (sq mi):: 442.49 (land 417.63; water 24.86) Population per square mile: 118.30
Population 2005: 49,400 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 20.20%; 1990-2000 34.70% Population 2000: 41,101 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 34.30
Income 2000: per capita $21,013; median household $52,012; Population below poverty level: 5.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,827-$28,448
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 31.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • North Branch (10,016)

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    Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Roach faced a personal trauma in February 1985 when he had a minor auto accident near his cabin in rural Chisago County, Minn., and was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
    Judge Robert Rancourt of Chisago County, Minn., a leader in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, has the results of a two-and-a-half-year Minnesota study, which proves that drug court programs are more effective than standard correctional measures, the Star Tribune reported.The study compared 535 offenders, who took part in the drug court programs, to 644 offenders who did not participate.
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    Don Zachrison, a curator at the Chisago County (Minn.) Historical Society.
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