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

The community of Pine City is the Seat for Pine County.

Pine County was founded in 1856. Pine was created by taking area from Chisago and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pine had a population of 28,368 people. This is an increase of 6.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,530 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pine represented 0.54% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 38th 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
201029,750+12.14%+4.87% since 2009
200928,368+6.93%-0.11% since 2008
200828,399+7.04%+0.74% since 2007
200026,530The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pine City   3,2813,0437.82% increase  
Sandstone   2,8431,54983.5% increase  
Rock Creek   1,4951,11933.6% increase  
Hinckley   1,3981,2918.29% increase  
Willow River   39230926.86% increase  

Websites for Pine County

Official Website:   www.pinecounty.org/

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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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