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As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 64,417 people, 21,581 households, and 16,746 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
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 was 148 people per square mile (57/km²). There were 22,827 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.73% White
Race (United States Census)
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, 0.85% Black
Race (United States Census)
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 or African American
Race (United States Census)
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, 0.45% Native American
Race (United States Census)
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, 0.58% Asian
Race (United States Census)
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, 0.02% Pacific Islander
Race (United States Census)
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, 0.43% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic
Race (United States Census)
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 or Latino
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 of any race. 40.1% were of German, 13.6% Norwegian, 7.5% Swedish and 6.2% Irish
Irish people
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 ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 21,581 households out of which 44.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.20% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 15.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.90% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, and 7.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $57,014, and the median income for a family was $61,790. Males had a median income of $41,601 versus $27,689 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the county was $21,322. About 2.30% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.50% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities
  • Becker
    Becker, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 2,673 people, 929 households, and 728 families residing in the city. The population density was 308.6 people per square mile . There were 967 housing units at an average density of 111.6 per square mile...

  • Big Lake
    Big Lake, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 6,063 people, 2,117 households, and 1,570 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,688.4 people per square mile . There were 2,206 housing units at an average density of 614.3 per square mile...

  • Clear Lake
    Clear Lake, Minnesota
    Clear Lake is a city in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 545 at the 2010 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which, of it is land and 1.23% is water.U.S...

  • Elk River
    Elk River, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 16,447 people, 5,664 households, and 4,400 families residing in the city. Recent estimates show the population at 21,329 as of 2005. The population density was 385.5 people per square mile . There were 5,782 housing units at an average density of 135.5 per...

  • Princeton
    Princeton, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 3,933 people, 1,624 households, and 998 families residing in the city. The population density was 887.7 people per square mile . There were 1,670 housing units at an average density of 376.9 per square mile...

     †
  • St. Cloud
    St. Cloud, Minnesota
    St. Cloud is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region. The population was 65,842 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Stearns County...

     ‡
  • Zimmerman
    Zimmerman, Minnesota
    Zimmerman is a rural community located about 45 miles northwest of St. Paul, in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,228 at the 2010 census.U.S. Route 169 serves as a main arterial route in the city.-History:...

  • Baldwin Township
  • Becker Township
    Becker Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota
    Becker Township is a township in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,605 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it is water.It is bordered on the southwest by the...

  • Big Lake Township
  • Blue Hill Township
  • Clear Lake Township
  • Haven Township
  • Livonia Township
  • Orrock Township
  • Palmer Township
  • Santiago Township
  • Bailey
  • Cable
  • Orrock
  • Salida
  • Santiago

  • † Princeton is mainly in Mille Lacs County
    Mille Lacs County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 22,330 people, 8,638 households, and 6,003 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile . There were 10,467 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile...

     but extends into Sherburne County.

    ‡ St. Cloud is in Stearns County
    Stearns County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 133,166 people, 47,604 households, and 32,132 families residing in the county. The population density was 99 people per square mile . There were 50,291 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile...

    , and Benton County
    Benton County, Minnesota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 34,226 people, 13,065 households, and 8,518 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile . There were 13,460 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile...

    , but about 6,000 of its residents are in Sherburne County.

    See also

    • National Register of Historic Places listings in Sherburne County, Minnesota

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