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

The community of Elk River is the Seat for Sherburne County.

Sherburne County was founded in 1856 and was created by taking area from BentonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sherburne had a population of 87,832 people. This is an increase of 36.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 64,417 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sherburne represented 1.31% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 12th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201088,499+37.38%+0.76% since 2009
200987,832+36.35%+0.68% since 2008
200887,240+35.43%+1.72% since 2007
200785,763+33.14% 
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200064,417The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Elk River   23,23616,44741.28% increase  
Big Lake   9,7996,06361.6% increase  
Zimmerman   5,3162,85186.5% increase  
Becker   4,2002,67357.1% increase  
Clear Lake   48426682% increase  

Websites for Sherburne County

Official Website:   www.co.sherburne.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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