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Kittson County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Kittson County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 9, 1878 [1]
Named for Norman Wolfred Kittson, an early pioneer of the area.
Seat Hallock
Largest city Hallock
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,104 sq mi (2,858 km²)
1,097 sq mi (2,841 km²)
6 sq mi (17 km²), 0.58%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Kittson County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, United States. It is named after fur trader and railroad entrepreneur Norman Kittson. As of 2000, the population is 5,285. Skull Lake is Kittson County's only natural lake. Lake Bronson, for which the city of Lake Bronson takes its name, is man-made. Its county seat is Hallock6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,858 km² (1,104 sq mi). 2,841 km² (1,097 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.58%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,285 people, 2,167 households, and 1,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 2,719 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.09% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.1% were of Norwegian, 25.7% Swedish, 13.7% German and 6.6% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,167 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.20% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,515, and the median income for a family was $40,072. Males had a median income of $30,240 versus $21,320 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,525. About 8.00% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[]

Cities Townships Unorganized

Coordinates: 48°47′N 96°47′W / 48.78, -96.78

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