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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,253 km² (2,414 mi²). 5,226 km² (2,018 mi²) of it is land and 1,027 km² (397 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 16.43% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,150 people, 10,893 households, and 7,734 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (14/mi²). There are 21,286 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 86.52% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 11.45% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,893 households out of which 27.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% are non-families. 25.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 27.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,332, and the median income for a family is $40,156. Males have a median income of $30,097 versus $21,232 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,189. 13.60% of the population and 9.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.20% are under the age of 18 and 13.30% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Ansel Township\n*Backus\n*Barclay Township\n*Becker Township\n*Bena\n*Beulah Township\n*Birch Lake Township\n*Blind Lake Township\n*Boy Lake Township\n*Boy River Township\n*Boy River\n*Bull Moose Township\n*Bungo Township\n*Byron Township\n*Cass Lake\n*Chickamaw Beach\n*Crooked Lake Township\n*Deerfield Township\n*East Gull Lake\n*Fairview Township\n*Federal Dam\n*Gould Township\n*Hackensack\n*Hiram Township\n*Home Brook Township\n*Inguadona Township\n*Kego Township\n*Lake Shore\n*Leech Lake Township\n*Lima Township\n*Longville\n*Loon Lake Township\n*Maple Township\n*May Township\n*McKinley Township\n*Meadow Brook Township\n*Moose Lake Township\n*Motley\n*Otter Tail Peninsula Township\n*Pike Bay Township\n*Pillager\n*Pine Lake Township\n*Pine River Township\n*Pine River\n*Ponto Lake Township\n*Poplar Township\n*Powers Township\n*Remer Township\n*Remer\n*Rogers Township\n*Salem Township\n*Shingobee Township\n*Slater Township\n*Smoky Hollow Township\n*Sylvan Township\n*Thunder Lake Township\n*Torrey Township\n*Trelipe Township\n*Turtle Lake Township\n*Wabedo Township\n*Walden Township\n*Walker\n*Wilkinson Township\n*Wilson Township\n*Woodrow Township
Territories\n*Wahnena\n*North Cass\n*North Central Cass\n*East Cass