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Traverse County, Minnesota

Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. State of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 4,134. Its county seat is Wheaton6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,518 km² (586 mi²). 1,487 km² (574 mi²) of it is land and 31 km² (12 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.03% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 4,134 people, 1,717 households, and 1,129 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (7/mi²). There are 2,199 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.42% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 2.81% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,717 households out of which 28.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% are married couples living together, 6.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% are non-families. 32.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.97. In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 21.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 26.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.80 males. The median income for a household in the county is $30,617, and the median income for a family is $39,655. Males have a median income of $29,821 versus $20,100 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,378. 12.00% of the population and 9.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.10% are under the age of 18 and 10.80% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Arthur Township\n*Browns Valley\n*Clifton Township\n*Croke Township\n*Dollymount Township\n*Dumont\n*Folsom Township\n*Lake Valley Township\n*Leonardsville Township\n*Monson Township\n*Parnell Township\n*Redpath Township\n*Tara Township\n*Taylor Township\n*Tintah Township\n*Tintah\n*Walls Township\n*Wheaton\n*Windsor Township