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Welcome to Karlstad ...

The city of Karlstad is located in Kittson County<1>.

The location of Karlstad has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Karlstad: KARL-stad<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Karlstad has a population of 717 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Karlstad is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Karlstad: (218)

The ZIP code for Karlstad: 56732<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Karlstad had an population of 717 people. This is a decrease of 5.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Karlstad had a population of 760 people (which is 16.7% of the total population of Kittson County). This makes Karlstad the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Karlstad represents 0.01% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 408th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 760 people, the population of Karlstad decreased 4.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 794 people).

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

Communities near Karlstad ...

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

  • Greenbush (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
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    • Greenbush lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Karlstad and is located in Roseau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 696 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbush<8>
  • Stephen (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
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    • Stephen lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Karlstad and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephen<8>
  • Newfolden (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
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    • Newfolden lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Karlstad and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfolden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middle River (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
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    • Middle River lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Karlstad and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middle River<8>
  • Lake Bronson (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
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    • Lake Bronson lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Karlstad and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bronson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Bronson<8>
  • Kennedy (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
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    • Kennedy lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Karlstad and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<8>
  • Strandquist (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
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    • Strandquist lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Karlstad and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strandquist have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strandquist
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strandquist<8>
  • Halma (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
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    • Halma lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Karlstad and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halma<8>
  • Strathcona (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strathcona
    • Strathcona lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Karlstad and is located in Roseau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strathcona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strathcona
  • Donaldson (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldson
    • Donaldson lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Karlstad and is located in Kittson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldson

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 Karlstad. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Karlstad.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Karlstad. 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 Karlstad.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Karlstad. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Karlstad.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Karlstad ...

Looking for more information about Karlstad? 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 Karlstad, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Karlstad.

Adding Karlstad to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Karlstad 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 Karlstad was on a map titled Road Map for Minnesota (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Karlstad

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Kittson County

About Minnesota

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Karlstad. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Kittson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Karlstad. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Karlstad.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Karlstad - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Karlstad). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Karlstad or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Karlstad) 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 Karlstad. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KarlstadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Karlstad. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5779, Longitude: -96.5167       In this case, the coordinates for Karlstad have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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