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Stevens County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Stevens County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1862 [1]
Named for Isaac Ingalls Stevens, who commanded a surveying expedition for a Pacific railroad.
Seat Morris
Largest city Morris
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

575 sq mi (1,490 km²)
562 sq mi (1,456 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 2.29%
 - (2000)
 - Density

18/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 10,053. Its county seat is Morris6. The county was named for Civil War general Isaac Stevens. Way back when this county was given a name, it should have been named Stearns County but a legal mix-up made them go with stevens(St. Cloud is located in stearns county)


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,490 km² (575 sq mi). 1,456 km² (562 sq mi) of it is land and 34 km² (13 sq mi) of it (2.29%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,053 people, 3,751 households, and 2,366 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (18/sq mi). There were 4,074 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.13% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.8% were of German, 20.8% Norwegian and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,751 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.90% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 20.80% from 18 to 24, 21.60% from 25 to 44, 19.00% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,267, and the median income for a family was $47,518. Males had a median income of $32,045 versus $21,681 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,569. About 5.70% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

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

Cities and towns[]

Cities Townships

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Coordinates: 45°35′N 96°00′W / 45.58, -96.00

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