Pine County

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Pine County, Minnesota

315 Main St S Suite 9
Pine City, MN 55063
Phone: (320) 629-5634
Fax: (320) 629-5762
www.pinecounty.org

On the central eastern border of MN, northeast of Saint Paul; established Mar 1, 1856 (prior to statehood) from unorganized lands; annexed Buchanan County in 1861. Name Origin: For the extensive forests of red (Norway) and white pine, and possibly for the Pine lakes and river in the county

Area (sq mi):: 1434.57 (land 1411.04; water 23.52) Population per square mile: 20.20
Population 2005: 28,485 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 7.40%; 1990-2000 24.80% Population 2000: 26,530 (White 93.10%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,445; median household $37,379; Population below poverty level: 11.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,757-$22,718
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 30.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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