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

The community of Chaska is the Seat for Carver County.

Carver County was founded in 1855. Carver was created by taking area from Hennepin and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Carver had a population of 92,107 people. This is an increase of 31.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 70,205 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Carver represented 1.43% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 11th 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
201091,042+29.68%-1.16% since 2009
200992,107+31.2%+2.16% since 2008
200890,162+28.43%+2.09% since 2007
200070,205The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Chaska   24,61417,44941.06% increase  
Chanhassen   24,02520,32118.23% increase  
Waconia   10,2796,81450.9% increase  
Victoria   7,3274,02582% increase  
Watertown   4,1123,02935.75% increase  

Websites for Carver County

Official Website:   www.co.carver.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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