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

Grant County was founded in 1868. Grant was created by taking area from Stevens, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grant had a population of 5,835 people. This is a decrease of 7.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,289 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grant represented 0.13% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 80th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,018-4.31%+3.14% since 2009
20095,835-7.22%-1.88% since 2008
20085,947-5.44%-0.65% since 2007
20075,986-4.82% 
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20006,289The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Elbow Lake   1,1481,2759.96% decrease  
Hoffman   6206727.74% decrease  
Ashby   4654721.48% decrease  
Herman   4094529.51% decrease  
Barrett   3363555.35% decrease  

Websites for Grant County

Official Website:   www.co.grant.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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