Lake of the Woods County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 4,522. Its county seat is Baudette6. The Northwest Angle makes it the northernmost county of the Lower 48 States. The county includes the U.S. portion of Lake of the Woods, shared with Canada.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,597 km▓ (1,775 mi▓). 3,358 km▓ (1,297 mi▓) of it is land and 1,239 km▓ (478 mi▓) of it is water. The total area is 26.95% water.
- Province of Ontario, Canada (northeast)
- Koochiching County (southeast)
- Beltrami Counter (south)
- Roseau County (west)
- Province of Manitoba, Canada (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,522 people, 1,903 households, and 1,267 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km▓ (4/mi▓). There are 3,238 housing units at an average density of 1/km▓ (2/mi▓). The racial makeup of the county is 97.21% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,903 households out of which 29.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% are married couples living together, 5.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% are non-families. 29.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $32,861, and the median income for a family is $38,936. Males have a median income of $30,469 versus $24,813 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,976. 9.80% of the population and 6.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.30% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
Although all the townships are named, as of 2001, there are no township governments. All the townships are officially part of unorganized territory.
|Cities ||Townships |
- Roosevelt †
- Angle Township
- Baudette Township
- Boone Township
- Chilgren Township
- Forest Area Township
- Gudrid Township
- Kiel Township
- Lakewood Township
- McDougald Township
- Myhre Township
- Potamo Township
- Prosper Township
- Rapid River Township
- Rulien Township
- Spooner Township
- Swiftwater Township
- Township 158-30
- Victory Township
- Wabanica Township
- Walhalla Township
- Wheeler Township
- Zippel Township
|† Roosevelt is in Roseau County but it extends into Lake of the Woods. |
- Lake of the Woods County government’s website (http://www.co.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us/)
- Local tourist bureau’s website (http://www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com/)
|Regions of Minnesota || |
|Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area | Northwest Angle | Iron Range/Arrowhead | Pipestone | Central |
|Largest Cities |
|Apple Valley | Blaine | Bloomington | Brooklyn Park | Burnsville | Coon Rapids | Duluth | Eagan | Eden Prairie | Edina | Lakeville | Maple Grove | Maplewood | Minneapolis | Minnetonka | Plymouth | Richfield | Rochester | St. Cloud | St. Paul |
|Aitkin | Anoka | Becker | Beltrami | Benton | Big Stone | Blue Earth | Brown | Carlton | Carver | Cass | Chippewa | Chisago | Clay | Clearwater | Cook | Cottonwood | Crow Wing | Dakota | Dodge | Douglas | Faribault | Fillmore | Freeborn | Goodhue | Grant | Hennepin | Houston | Hubbard | Isanti | Itasca | Jackson | Kanabec | Kandiyohi | Kittson | Koochiching | Lac qui Parle | Lake | Lake of the Woods | Le Sueur | Lincoln | Lyon | McLeod | Mahnomen | Marshall | Martin | Meeker | Mille Lacs | Morrison | Mower | Murray | Nicollet | Nobles | Norman | Olmsted | Otter Tail | Pennington | Pine | Pipestone | Polk | Pope | Ramsey | Red Lake | Redwood | Renville | Rice | Rock | Roseau | St. Louis | Scott | Sherburne | Sibley | Stearns | Steele | Stevens | Swift | Todd | Traverse | Wabasha | Wadena | Waseca | Washington | Watonwan | Wilkin | Winona | Wright | Yellow Medicine |