Chisago County

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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")--Defined as Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Scott, and Dakota counties of Minnesota; Lent, Chisago Lake, Shafer, Wyoming, and Franconia townships in Chisago County, Minnesota; Blue Hill, Baldwin, Orrock, Livonia, and Big Lake townships and the city of Elk River in Sherburne County, Minnesota; Monticello, Buffalo, Rockford, and Franklin townships and the cities of Otsego, Albertville, Hanover, and Saint Michael in Wright County, Minnesota; Derrynane, Lanesburgh, and Montgomery townships and Montgomery city in Le Sueur County, Minnesota; and Hudson township in Saint Croix County, Wisconsin.
    North Star is located in Chisago County, Minnesota, and has a 25-year power purchase agreement with Minnesota-based Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL).
    (3.) The Minneapolis banking market is approximated by Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Scott, and Dakota Counties in Minnesota; Lent, Chisago Lake, Shafer, Wyoming and Franconia Townships in Chisago County, Minnesota; Blue Hill, Baldwin, Orrock, Livonia, and Big Lake Townships and the City of Elk River in Sherburne County, Minnesota; Monticello, Otsego, Buffalo, Frankfort, Rockford, and Franklin Townships in Wright County, Minnesota; Lanesburgh Township in Le Sueur County, Minnesota; and the Town of Hudson in St.