Douglas County, Minnesota

Douglas County: County in Minnesota, United States

About

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,009 and a population density of 19 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 38,328 inhabitants. Its county seat is Alexandria. The county was created 165 years ago in 1858.

Douglas County is located in west-central Minnesota, about 2 hours northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The county has a population of around 38,000 residents. Some key facts about Douglas County include:

Alexandria is the county seat and largest city in Douglas County. Alexandria has around 13,000 residents and serves as a regional hub for healthcare, retail, and industry in the area. Major employers in Alexandria include the Douglas County Hospital and 3M.

Lake Darling is a popular recreational spot located west of Alexandria. The lake covers over 1,000 acres and offers fishing, boating, camping, and hiking opportunities.

The Chippewa National Forest spans northern Minnesota and has over 200,000 acres within Douglas County. The forest provides ample recreation including hiking, hunting, and cross-country skiing.

Agriculture plays a huge role in Douglas County's economy and culture. The main crops grown are soybeans, corn, wheat, and sugarbeets. Livestock production includes beef cattle, hogs, dairy cows, and chickens.

Other notable towns and places in Douglas County include:

  • Evansville - A small town along Interstate 94. Home to about 600 people.
  • Kensington - Picturesque farming community with a population around 300.
  • Miltona - Located along Lake Miltona and the Chippewa River. Has about 400 residents.

Douglas County offers a blend of outdoor recreation, agriculture, and regional commerce. The county's natural beauty and rural landscapes make it popular for fishing, hunting, and camping.

Douglas County locator map
Location of Douglas County on Minnesota map.

Quick Facts about Douglas County

Population : 38,328 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
Different from : Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County, Douglas County
Area : 1865 km2
Water as percent of area : 11%
Land as percent of area : 89%
Named for : Stephen A. Douglas
Capital : Alexandria
Establishment : March 03, 1858
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 22:39:35 (22nd February 2024)
Density : 21 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.05% (2010-2020)
Douglas County Courthouse 'MN' image
Douglas County Courthouse 'MN'
Douglas County Courthouse 'MN' image

Geography

Douglas County is located at 45°56'1"N 95°27'13"W (45.9337200, -95.4535200). It has 3 neighbors: Otter Tail County, Pope County and Bayfield County.

Douglas County map

The largest city of Douglas County is Alexandria with a population of 2,902. Other cities include, Carlos population 2,130, Brandon population 747, Garfield population 461 and Kensington population 305. See all Douglas County cities & populated places.

Douglas County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Douglas County.

City Name Population Title
Alexandria 2,902 City in Minnesota, United States
Carlos 2,130 City in Douglas County, Minnesota
Miltona 849 Township in Douglas County, Minnesota
Holmes City 839 Township in Douglas County, Minnesota
Brandon 747 City in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States
Leaf Valley 473 Township in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States
Garfield 461 City in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States
Belle River 359 Township in Douglas County, Minnesota
Millerville 358 Township in Douglas County, Minnesota
Kensington 305 City in Minnesota, United States
Nelson 284 City in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States
Evansville 253 City in Minnesota
Forada 192 Human settlement in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States of America
Osakis 149 City in Douglas and Todd counties in the U.

Douglas County has 3 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Douglas County increased by 6.05% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 36,009 - census
2011 36,181 0.48% estimation process
2012 36,292 0.31% estimation process
2013 36,349 0.16% estimation process
2014 36,576 0.62% estimation process
2015 36,790 0.58% estimation process
2016 37,154 0.98% estimation process
2017 37,520 0.98% estimation process
2018 37,960 1.16% estimation process
2019 38,141 0.47% estimation process
2020 38,328 0.49% estimation process

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People born in Douglas County (2)

People born in Douglas County, including American-football player Fredrick Burgan, Ole W. Grubb, .

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