Isanti County, Minnesota
Isanti County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 37,816, its county seat is Cambridge. The county was formed on February 13, 1857, its name came from the Izaty Indians, the ancient name for the Santee Indians, members of the Dakota alliance. Isanti refers to the Santee tribe. Isanti County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area; the Rum River flows south through the county's central part. The county's terrain is hilly and etched with drainages and gullies, dotted with lakes and ponds; the terrain slopes to the south and east. The county has a total area of 452 square miles, of which 436 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water; as of the 2000 census, there were 37,816 people, 14,331 households, 8,415 families in the county. The population density was 86.7/sqmi. There were 12,062 housing units at an average density of 27.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 96.0% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0..5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, 0.94% from two or more races.
1.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.3% were of German, 21.3% Swedish, 12.7% Norwegian and 5.1% Irish ancestry. There were 11,236 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.10% were non-families. 20.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.15. The county population contained 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $50,127, the median income for a family was $55,996. Males had a median income of $39,381 versus $26,427 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $20,348. About 4.00% of families and 5.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over. This rural turned. In 2008, John McCain won this county with 57% of the vote, when he lost the state with just 44% of the vote. Norm Coleman did well, obtaining 48% of the vote while losing the state with 42%. Both George W. Bush and Tim Pawlenty won this county twice, winning a majority of the county each time. Democrats tend to do poorly here. In 2008, Barack Obama obtained just 41 %. Al Franken received just 33% of Isanti County's votes. Since 1992, just one Democrat won this county with over 50% of the vote. In 2016, Donald Trump won 65% of the vote here while narrowly losing the state to Hillary Clinton. Independents do well in this county. In 1998, the county's results were Jesse Ventura's best performance in the state, winning the county with over 50% of the vote. Ross Perot came in a close third place with 29 % of the vote.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of 2017, the city's estimated population was 309,180. Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota; the city lies on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents. Founded near historic Native American settlements as a trading and transportation center, the city rose to prominence when it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849; the Dakota name for Saint Paul is "Imnizaska". Though Minneapolis is better-known nationally, Saint Paul contains the state government and other important institutions. Regionally, the city is known for the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild, for the Science Museum of Minnesota.
As a business hub of the Upper Midwest, it is the headquarters of companies such as Ecolab. Saint Paul, along with its twin city, Minneapolis, is known for its high literacy rate; the settlement began at present-day Lambert's Landing, but was known as Pig's Eye after Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant established a popular tavern there. When Lucien Galtier, the first Catholic pastor of the region, established the Log Chapel of Saint Paul, he made it known that the settlement was now to be called by that name, as "Saint Paul as applied to a town or city was well appropriated, this monosyllable is short, sounds good, it is understood by all Christian denominations". Burial mounds in present-day Indian Mounds Park suggest that the area was inhabited by the Hopewell Native Americans about two thousand years ago. From the early 17th century until 1837, the Mdewakanton Dakota, a tribe of the Sioux, lived near the mounds after fleeing their ancestral home of Mille Lacs Lake from advancing Ojibwe, they called the area I-mni-za ska dan for its exposed white sandstone cliffs.
In the Menominee language it is called Sāēnepān-Menīkān, which means "ribbon, silk or satin village", suggesting its role in trade throughout the region after the introduction of European goods. Following the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, US Army officer Zebulon Pike negotiated 100,000 acres of land from the local Dakota tribes in 1805 to establish a fort; the negotiated territory was located on both banks of the Mississippi River, starting from Saint Anthony Falls in present-day Minneapolis, to its confluence with the Saint Croix River. Fort Snelling was built on the territory in 1819 at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, which formed a natural barrier to both Native American nations; the 1837 Treaty with the Sioux ceded all local tribal land east of the Mississippi to the U. S. Government. Taoyateduta moved his band at Kaposia across the river to the south. Fur traders and missionaries came to the area for the fort's protection. Many of the settlers were French-Canadians. However, as a whiskey trade flourished, military officers banned settlers from the fort-controlled lands.
Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant, a retired fur trader-turned-bootlegger who irritated officials, set up his tavern, the Pig's Eye, near present-day Lambert's Landing. By the early 1840s, the community had become important as a trading center and a destination for settlers heading west. Locals called Pig's Eye Landing after Parrant's popular tavern. In 1841, Father Lucien Galtier was sent to minister to the Catholic French Canadians and established a chapel, named for his favorite saint, Paul the Apostle, on the bluffs above Lambert's Landing. Galtier intended for the settlement to adopt the name Saint Paul in honor of the new chapel. In 1847, a New York educator named Harriet Bishop moved to the area and opened the city's first school; the Minnesota Territory was formalized in Saint Paul named as its capital. In 1857, the territorial legislature voted to move the capital to Saint Peter. However, Joe Rolette, a territorial legislator, stole the physical text of the approved bill and went into hiding, thus preventing the move.
On May 11, 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the union as the thirty-second state, with Saint Paul as the capital. That year, more than 1,000 steamboats were in service at Saint Paul, making the city a gateway for settlers to the Minnesota frontier or Dakota Territory. Natural geography was a primary reason; the area was the last accessible point to unload boats coming upriver due to the Mississippi River Valley's stone bluffs. During this period, Saint Paul was called "The Last City of the East." Industrialist James J. Hill constructed and expanded his network of railways into the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway, which were headquartered in Saint Paul. Today they are collectively part of the BNSF Railway. On August 20, 1904, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes damaged hundreds of downtown buildings, causing USD $1.78 million in damages to the city and ripping spans from the High Bridge. In the 1960s, during urban renewal, Saint Paul razed western neighborhoods close to downtown.
The city contended with the creation of the interstate freeway system in a built landscape. From 1959 to 1961, the western Rondo Neighborhood was demolished by the construction of Interstate 94, which brought attention to racial segregation and unequal housing in northern cities; the annual
Polk County, Wisconsin
Polk County is a county in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,205, its county seat is Balsam Lake. The county was created in 1853. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 956 square miles, of which 914 square miles is land and 42 square miles is water. Burnett County - north Barron County - east Dunn County - southeast St. Croix County - south Washington County, Minnesota - southwest Chisago County, Minnesota - west Amery Municipal Airport serves the county and surrounding communities. L. O. Simenstad Municipal Airport. Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway As of the 2000 census, there were 41,319 people, 16,254 households, 11,329 families residing in the county; the population density was 45 people per square mile. There were 21,129 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.64% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, 0.67% from two or more races.
0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.4% were of German, 18.6% Norwegian, 11.3% Swedish, 5.5% Irish and 5.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 16,254 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.30% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males. Amery St. Croix Falls Lewis Arnold Franz Brasz, a prominent painter and printmaker was born in Polk County on July 19, 1888 George A. Nelson — the 1936 candidate for Vice President of the United States of the Socialist Party of America was born in rural Polk County and was a dairy farmer there.
National Register of Historic Places listings in Polk County, Wisconsin Prentice, Worthy A. Reminiscences of Early Pioneer Days in Polk County. Balsam Lake, Wis,: Polk County Ledger, n.d.. Polk County website Polk County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Polk County Economic Development Corporation Polk County Tourism
Washington County, Minnesota
Washington County is a county located in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 238,136, making it the fifth-most populous county in Minnesota, its county seat is Stillwater. The largest city in the county is Woodbury; the county was established in 1849. Washington County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. Washington County was one of the nine original counties created when the Minnesota Territory was organized in 1849; the county was established October 27, 1849, named after George Washington. Early development in the area was on the St. Croix River, which now forms the boundary with Wisconsin on the county's eastern side; the river not only provided a means of transportation to move people upstream, but move logs downstream. The area was forested and the early economy was dependent on the logging and lumber industries; the first settlement and seat was named Dacotah, was located as early as 1838 in what is now northern Stillwater, where Brown's Creek flows into the St. Croix River.
The creek's name is from the founder of Joseph Renshaw Brown. However, a sawmill was built at Marine-on-St.-Croix in 1839, another was built in the current location of downtown Stillwater in 1844. The success of these soon attracted the settlers from Dacotah, Stillwater became the county seat in 1846. During this early period, the region was part of the Wisconsin Territory, but Wisconsin became a state in 1848. Brown and other leaders called together settlers in this now-ungoverned territory to what has become known as the "Stillwater Convention" on August 26, 1848. Held in John McKusick’s store, the settlers drafted a Memorial to Congress that a new territory be created with the name “Minnesota,” and elected Henry Hastings Sibley to deliver this citizen’s petition to the U. S. Congress; because of this convention, Stillwater calls itself the “Birthplace of Minnesota.” After becoming a territory, growth continued, with the first Sheriff of Washington County appointed by Governor Alexander Ramsey in 1849, the county's school district founded in 1850.
After the forests were depleted, the economy of Washington County became agricultural. With the growth of neighboring Ramsey County and St. Paul, some of Washington County developed based on tourism and recreation, as with Mahtomedi and Landfall. Late in the 20th century, the population increased with the suburban expansion of St. Paul. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles, of which 384 square miles is land and 38 square miles is water, it is the fourth-smallest county in Minnesota by land fifth-smallest by total area. Chisago County Polk County, Wisconsin St. Croix County, Wisconsin Pierce County, Wisconsin Dakota County Ramsey County Anoka County Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway The ethnic makeup of the country, according to the 2010 U. S. Census, was the following: 87.77% White 3.60% Black 0.49% Native American 5.07% Asian >0.01% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.10% Two or more races 0.97% Other races 3.41% Hispanic or Latino As of the census of 2010, there were 238,136 people, 87,446 households, 64,299 families residing in the county.
The population density was 607 people per square mile. There were 87,446 housing units at an average density of 223 per square mile. 39.4% were of German, 14.4% Irish, 13.0% Norwegian, 9.9% Swedish ancestry. There were 87,446 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.5% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.14. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.90% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.02 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.03 males. The median income for a household in the county was $79,735, the median income for a family was $92,497.
The per capita income for the county was $36,786. About 5.2% of the population was below the poverty line. According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, of the county's population 25 years and over, 1.4% had less than 9th grade education, 2.8% held 9th to 12th grade with no diploma, 23.6% had High school graduate or equivalent, 22.2% held Some college with no degree, 27.0% had bachelor's degree, 13.0% earned Graduate or professional degree. As of the 2000 census, there were 201,130 people, 71,462 households, 54,668 families residing in the county; the population density was 514 people per square mile. There were 73,635 housing units at an average density of 188 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 1.83% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 2.14% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, 1.37% from two or more races. There were 71,462 households out of which 41.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.50% were non-families.
18.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the
Anoka County, Minnesota
Anoka County is the fourth-most-populous county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States census, the population was 339,534; the county seat and namesake of the county is the City of Anoka, derived from the Dakota word anokatanhan meaning "on both sides," referring to its location on the banks of the Rum River. The largest city in the county is the City of Blaine, the thirteenth-largest city in Minnesota and the eighth-largest Twin Cities suburb. Anoka County comprises the north portion of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, the largest metropolitan area in the state and the sixteenth-largest in the United States with about 3.55 million residents. The county is bordered by the counties of Isanti on the north and Washington on the east and Ramsey on the south, Sherburne on the west, the Mississippi River on the southwest; the Rum River was the site of many early European settlements. It was a common route to the Mille Lacs Lake, the spiritual homeland of the Mdewakanton Dakota.
Father Louis Hennepin traveled the river in his first exploration of the region. The area became a center of fur trade and logging as French and French Canadian communities grew in the cities of Anoka and Centerville. Organized in 1857, the county's southern border met Minneapolis and has become a predominantly suburban area following the construction of Interstate 35W; the county is home to local Twin Cities destinations such as the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights and Northtown Mall and the National Sports Center in Blaine. Anoka County was organized by an act of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature on May 23, 1857, the year prior to Minnesota's admission to the Union, it was formed from parts of Benton County. The boundaries were the same as they are now, except for a small part of the southeastern tip along the Mississippi River and at the south known as Manomin County, it was a small portion that connected to Ramsey and occupied one-third of the congressional township. It was attached to Anoka County by constitutional amendment November 2, 1869.
It became known as Fridley in 1879. The first white men to explore what is now Anoka County were the Franciscan friar Louis Hennepin and his party. Fur traders soon began to settle in the area, now Ramsey County, they settled on the Rum River and more people were attracted to the area. A community was created, now called Anoka; the Mississippi River flows southeasterly along the county's southwestern boundary. The Rum River flows southerly through the western part of the county, discharging into the Mississippi at the county's southwestern boundary; the terrain consists of low rolling wooded hills. The terrain slopes to the east; the county has a total area of 446 square miles, of which 423 square miles is land and 23 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Anoka have ranged from a low of 5 °F in January to a high of 81 °F in July, although a record low of −50 °F was recorded in January 2019 and a record high of 103 °F was recorded in July 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 0.87 inches in February to 4.45 inches in July.
The 2000 United States Census listed 298,084 people, 106,428 households, 79,395 families in the county. The population density was 705/sqmi. There were 108,091 housing units at an average density of 256/sqmi; the 2010 United States Census found. At the time of the 2000 Census, the racial makeup of the county was 93.64 percent white, 1.60 percent black or African American, 0.70 percent Native American, 1.69 percent Asian, 0.02 percent Pacific Islander, 0.65 percent from other races, 1.71 percent from two or more races, 1.66 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The 2000 Census found 30.2 percent were of German, 14.3 percent Norwegian, 9.0 percent Swedish, 7.3 percent Irish and 5.9 percent Polish ancestry. There were 106,428 households out of which 39.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.40% were non-families. Of all households, 19.30% were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.19. The county population contained 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 34.10% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, 7.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $57,754, the median income for a family was $64,261. Males had a median income of $41,527 versus $30,534 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,297. About 2.90% of families and 4.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.90% of those under age 18 and 4.50% of those age 65 or over. As of January 2013 District 1 - Matt Look District 2 - Julie Braastad District 3 - Robyn West District 4 - Jim Kordiak District 5 - Mike Gamache Dis
1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
Minnesota's 8th congressional district
Minnesota's 8th congressional district covers the northeastern part of Minnesota. It is anchored by the state's fifth-largest city, it includes most of the Mesabi and Vermilion iron ranges. The district is best known for its mining, agriculture and shipping industries. For many decades, the district reliably voted Democratic, but in 2016, Republicans made strong gains and Donald Trump carried the district by a 15-point margin. In the 2018 midterm election, it was one of only three US Congressional districts flipped to Republican. Only St. Louis, Lake and Carlton counties in the extreme northeast of the district had margins for the Democratic party candidate; the district is represented by Republican Pete Stauber. Minnesota's congressional districts List of United States congressional districts