Stevens County, Minnesota

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Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 10,053. Its county seat is Morris[1]. The county was named for Civil War general Isaac Stevens, who had this county named for him seven years after a legislative clerical error denied him that honor in 1855 for Stearns County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km²), of which 562 square miles (1,456 km²) is land and 13 square miles (34 km²) (2.29%) is water.

In 1975, a moderate earthquake occurred within the county.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,053 people, 3,751 households, and 2,366 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,074 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.13% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.8% were of German, 20.8% Norwegian and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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