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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 974 km² (376 mi²). 925 km² (357 mi²) of it is land and 49 km² (19 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.08% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 70,205 people, 24,356 households, and 18,778 families residing in the county. The population density is 76/km² (197/mi²). There are 24,883 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (70/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.95% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 24,356 households out of which 45.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% are married couples living together, 7.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.90% are non-families. 18.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.26.
In the county the population is spread out with 31.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 34.70% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $65,540, and the median income for a family is $73,577. Males have a median income of $47,271 versus $32,107 for females. The per capita income for the county is $28,486. 3.50% of the population and 2.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.60% are under the age of 18 and 6.90% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Benton Township\n*Camden Township\n*Carver\n*Chanhassen\n*Chaska Township\n*Chaska\n*Cologne\n*Dahlgren Township\n*Hamburg\n*Hancock Township\n*Hollywood Township\n*Laketown Township\n*Mayer\n*New Germany\n*Norwood Young America\n*San Francisco Township\n*Victoria\n*Waconia Township\n*Waconia\n*Watertown Township\n*Watertown\n*Young America Township