About Stearns County MN
Stearns County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 150,642. Its county seat is St. Cloud. The county was founded in 1855. It was originally named for Isaac Ingalls Stevens, then renamed for Charles Thomas Stearns.
Stearns County abuts nine counties; no Minnesota county touches a greater number. The Mississippi River flows southeast along its northeast border, and the Sauk River drains the central part of the county into the Mississippi at St. Cloud. The county terrain consists of low rolling hills, lightly wooded, dotted with lakes and ponds, and carved with drainages. All available area is devoted to agriculture or has been developed. The terrain slopes to the east and south, with its highest point a local protuberance at 7.6 miles (12.2 km) west and 1.6 mile (2.6 km) south of St. Joseph, at 1,461′ (445m) ASL. The county’s total area is 1,390 square miles (3,600 km), of which 1,343 square miles (3,480 km) is land and 47 square miles (120 km) (3.4%) is water.
The northeastern border of Stearns County is the Mississippi River. The land consists of rolling hills, scenic lakes, prairies, savannas and woodlands of a mixture of coniferous and deciduous trees. Stearns is one of 17 Minnesota savanna region counties with more savanna soils than either prairie or forest soils. The county has 166 lakes.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 133,166 people, 47,604 households, and 32,132 families in the county. The population density was 99.2/sqmi (38.3/km²). There were 50,291 housing units at an average density of 37.4/sqmi (14.5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.99% White, 0.83% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 56.9% were of German and 9.4% Norwegian ancestry.
There were 47,604 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.15.
The county population contained 25.70% under the age of 18, 16.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $42,426, and the median income for a family was $51,553. Males had a median income of $34,268 versus $23,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,211. About 4.30% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.
Stearns County Minnesota neighborhoods include: 13 Ave Se, 25th Ave-30th Ave, 38th Street S/Cooper, Aspen Springs, BBC Park, Chambray Corners, Cimmaron, Cooper Connect, County Road 66, Edgemont, Fernwood, First Street South, Hayward Park, Hidden Acres Circle, Kings Park, Lake George, Lena Lane, Liberty Glen Loop, Madison to North, McKinley – Railroad Parks, Mississippi, Monroe, Naughtia, NEWPNA, North Saint Cloud, Oak Grove Rd, Oakridge, Pantown Northwest, Park Place, Pattinson Farms, Quarry Park/Maine Prairie, Ridgewood Estates, Riverside-Munsinger, Rolling Ridge, Rotary Park, Selke Field, Sommersby, South Roosevelt, Southwood Heights, St Cloud, Stearns Way, Sterling Heights, Talahi, Upper Cypress, Waters Edge Donovon Lake, West Art/Garden, West Prairie Point, West River Oakes, Woodland Hills
For more information, see Stearns County Minnesota wiki