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

The community of Grand Rapids is the Seat for Itasca County.

Itasca County was founded in 1849.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Itasca had a population of 44,727 people. This is an increase of 1.67% since the last Census (which gave a population of 43,992 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Itasca represented 0.89% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 20th 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
201045,058+2.42%+0.74% since 2009
200944,727+1.67%+0.57% since 2008
200043,992The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Grand Rapids   9,4657,76421.91% increase  
Deer Lake   3,3203,2861.03% increase  
Cohasset   2,5552,4812.98% increase  
Bowstring Lake   1,3601,20313.05% increase  
Northeast Itasca   1,2691,1708.46% increase  

Websites for Itasca County

Official Website:   www.co.itasca.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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