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Welcome to Crookston ...

The city of Crookston is located in Polk County<1> and is the County Seat for Polk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Crookston has a population of 7,746 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Crookston.

Crookston is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Crookston is located in the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Crookston: 56716<4>

Websites for Crookston ...

Official Website: www.crookston.mn.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Crookston had an population of 7,746 people. This is a decrease of 1.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Crookston had a population of 7,891 people (which is 24.97% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Crookston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Crookston represents 0.15% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,891 people, the population of Crookston decreased 3.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,192 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Crookston.

Communities Also Named Crookston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Crookston - they are located in Nebraska and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Crookston.

Communities near Crookston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Crookston.

  • Red Lake Falls [Red Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lake Falls
    • Red Lake Falls [Red Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Crookston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,409 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lake Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lake Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lake Falls<7>
  • Fisher [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
    • Fisher [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Crookston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
  • Climax [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Crookston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
  • Beltrami [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beltrami
    • Beltrami [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Crookston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beltrami have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beltrami
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nielsville [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nielsville
      • Nielsville [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Crookston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nielsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nielsville
    • Gentilly [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gentilly
      • Gentilly [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Crookston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gentilly
    • Euclid [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
      • Euclid [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Crookston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Melvin [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Crookston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin
    • Mallory [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Crookston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Dugdale [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dugdale
      • Dugdale [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Crookston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dugdale

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Crookston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Crookston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Crookston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Crookston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Crookston. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Crookston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crookston ...

Looking for more information about Crookston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Crookston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Crookston.

Adding Crookston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Crookston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Crookston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Crookston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Minnesota (1932).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Crookston on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Polk County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crookston: www.crookston.mn.us/

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Crookston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Crookston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Crookston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Crookston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crookston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crookston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CrookstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crookston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7738, Longitude: -96.6068    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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