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Red Lake County, Minnesota

PO Box 367
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
Phone: (218) 253-2598
Fax: (218) 253-4894

In northwestern MN, southeast of Grand Forks, ND; established Dec 24, 1896 from Polk County. Name Origin: For the Red Lake River, which flows through it; from a translation of the Ojibway word meaning 'red', referring to the color of the lake when the setting sun is reflected in it

Area (sq mi):: 432.51 (land 432.43; water 0.08) Population per square mile: 10.00
Population 2005: 4,317 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 -5.00% Population 2000: 4,299 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 40.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,372; median household $32,052; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,941-$22,918
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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