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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,209 km² (853 mi²). 2,097 km² (810 mi²) of it is land and 112 km² (43 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.08% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,036 people, 6,604 households, and 4,530 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (20/mi²). There are 10,814 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,604 households out of which 27.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% are married couples living together, 7.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% are non-families. 26.70% 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 2.39 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 101.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.30 males.
Cities and towns\n*Barronett\n*Bashaw\n*Bass Lake\n*Beaver Brook\n*Birchwood\n*Brooklyn\n*Casey\n*Chicog\n*Crystal\n*Evergreen\n*Frog Creek\n*Gull Lake\n*Long Lake\n*Madge\n*Minong\n*Sarona\n*Shell Lake\n*Spooner\n*Springbrook\n*Stinnett\n*Stone Lake\n*Trego