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Time Zone: Carlton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Carlton is the Seat for Carlton County.

Carlton County was founded in 1857. Carlton was created by taking area from Pine and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Carlton had a population of 34,327 people. This is an increase of 8.39% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,671 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Carlton represented 0.64% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201035,386+11.73%+3.09% since 2009
200934,327+8.39%+0.71% since 2008
200834,086+7.63%+1.29% since 2007
200031,671The Last Census

More information can be found on the Carlton County Census Page for Carlton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Carlton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Carlton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Cloquet   11,46011,2012.31% increase  
Moose Lake   2,5422,23913.53% increase  
North Carlton   1,08295812.94% increase  
Scanlon   8428380.48% increase  
Carlton   7698105.06% decrease  

Websites for Carlton County

Official Website:   www.co.carlton.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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