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

The community of Breckenridge is the Seat for Wilkin County.

Wilkin County was founded in 1858. Wilkin was created by taking area from Cass and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wilkin had a population of 6,264 people. This is a decrease of 12.24% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,138 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wilkin represented 0.15% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 78th 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
20106,576-7.87%+4.98% since 2009
20096,264-12.24%-1.73% since 2008
20086,374-10.7%-1.73% since 2007
20076,486-9.13% 
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20007,138The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Breckenridge   3,1853,55910.51% decrease  
Rothsay   4804973.42% decrease  
Campbell   20824113.69% decrease  
Foxhome   12614311.89% decrease  
Wolverton   10212216.39% decrease  

Websites for Wilkin County

Official Website:   www.co.wilkin.mn.us/

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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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