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

The community of Center City is the Seat for Chisago County.

Chisago County was founded in 1851. Chisago was created by taking area from Washington and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chisago had a population of 50,625 people. This is an increase of 23.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 41,101 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chisago represented 0.84% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 22nd 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
201053,887+31.11%+6.44% since 2009
200950,625+23.17%+0.59% since 2008
200850,326+22.44%+0.81% since 2007
200041,101The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
North Branch   10,4658,02330.44% increase  
Wyoming   7,9583,048161.1% increase  
Chisago City   4,4702,62270.5% increase  
Lindstrom   4,0163,01533.2% increase  
Rush City   2,9942,10242.44% increase  

Websites for Chisago County

Official Website:   www.co.chisago.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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