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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,601 km² (618 mi²). 1,597 km² (617 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,584 people, 5,525 households, and 3,552 families residing in the county. The population density is 9/km² (22/mi²). There are 6,033 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.02% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,525 households out of which 30.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.70% are married couples living together, 9.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.70% are non-families. 29.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,216, and the median income for a family is $43,936. Males have a median income of $30,771 versus $21,078 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,346. 11.10% of the population and 7.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.70% are under the age of 18 and 14.80% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Black River Township\n*Bray Township\n*Clover Leaf Township\n*Deer Park Township\n*Goodridge Township\n*Goodridge\n*Hickory Township\n*Highlanding Township\n*Kratka Township\n*Mayfield Township\n*Norden Township\n*North Township\n*Numedal Township\n*Polk Centre Township\n*Reiner Township\n*River Falls Township\n*Rocksbury Township\n*Sanders Township\n*Silverton Township\n*Smiley Township\n*St. Hilaire\n*Star Township\n*Thief River Falls\n*Wyandotte Township