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

The community of Cambridge is the Seat for Isanti County.

Isanti County was founded in 1857 and was created by taking area from RamseyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Isanti had a population of 39,442 people. This is an increase of 26.07% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,287 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Isanti represented 0.64% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 33rd 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
201037,816+20.87%-4.12% since 2009
200939,442+26.07%+0.59% since 2008
200839,212+25.33%+0.78% since 2007
200031,287The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Cambridge   7,7345,52040.11% increase  
Isanti   6,1502,324164.6% increase  
Braham   1,6601,27630.09% increase  

Websites for Isanti County

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

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Footnotes ...

<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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