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

The community of Glenwood is the Seat for Pope County.

Pope County was founded in 1862. Pope was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pope had a population of 10,869 people. This is a decrease of 3.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,236 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pope represented 0.23% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 67th 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
201010,995-2.14%+1.16% since 2009
200910,869-3.27%-0.74% since 2008
200810,950-2.55%-0.23% since 2007
200011,236The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Glenwood   2,4782,5944.47% decrease  
Starbuck   1,2191,3147.23% decrease  
Long Beach   29927110.33% increase  
Cyrus   26330313.2% decrease  
Lowry   2522717.01% decrease  

Websites for Pope County

Official Website:   www.mncounties3.org/pope/

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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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