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The 2000 Census showed that Kittson County had a population of 5,285 people. This represented 0.11% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 82nd most populous county (out of 87 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Kittson had a population of 4,374 people. This is a decrease of 17.24% since the 2000 Census.

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
20104,552-13.87%+4.07% since 2009
20094,374-17.24%-1.42% since 2008
20084,437-16.05%-1% since 2007
20074,482-15.19%-2.57% since 2006
20064,600-12.96%-2.56% since 2005
20054,721-10.67%-1.58% since 2004
20044,797-9.23%-1.94% since 2003
20034,892-7.44%-2.53% since 2002
20025,019-5.03%-2.71% since 2001
20015,159-2.38%-2.38% since 2000
20005,285The Last Census

Kittson County had 2,719 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Kittson County has a total area<3> of 1,103 square miles [2,858 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (6.43 square miles [16.66 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Kittson County had a population density of 4.82 people per square mile [1.86 people/km²], making it the state's 85th most densely populated county (out of 87 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Kittson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Kittson and the state of Minnesota.

Click here for the Kittson County QuickFact (QF-27069).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Kittson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Kittson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
MarshallQF-27089   SE9,18410,155-9.56%
RoseauQF-27135   E15,91116,338-2.61%
Pembina (ND)QF-38067   W7,3928,585-13.9%
Walsh (ND)QF-38099   SW10,79812,389-12.84%

The Canadian Province of Manitoba lies to the north.

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Kittson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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