Traverse County, Minnesota

Traverse County: County in Minnesota, United States


Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,558 and a population density of 2 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 3,218 inhabitants. Its county seat is Wheaton. The county was created 160 years ago in 1862.

Quick Facts about Traverse County

Population : 3,218 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
Area : 1518 km2
Water as percent of area : 2%
Land as percent of area : 98%
Named for : Lake Traverse
Altitude : 1,020 feet / 311 meters
Capital : Wheaton
Establishment : February 02, 1862
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:23:10 (5th December 2022)
Density : 2 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -10.57% (2010-2020)
Traverse County locator map
Location of Traverse County on Minnesota map.
District No. 44 School image
District No. 44 School
District No. 44 School image


Traverse County is located at 45°46'20"N 96°28'18"W (45.7721800, -96.4716400). It has 2 neighbors: Big Stone County and Wilkin County.

Traverse County map

The largest city of Traverse County is Wheaton with a population of 1,269. Other cities include, Browns Valley population 522 and Dumont population 87. See all Traverse County cities & populated places.

Traverse County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Traverse County.

City Name Population Title
Wheaton 1,269 Human settlement in Traverse County, Minnesota, United States of America
Browns Valley 522 City in Minnesota
Dumont 87 City in Minnesota, United States
Tintah 31 Township in Traverse County, Minnesota

Traverse County has 2 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Traverse County decreased by 10.57% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,558 - census
2011 3,489 -1.98% estimation process
2012 3,404 -2.5% estimation process
2013 3,402 -0.06% estimation process
2014 3,379 -0.68% estimation process
2015 3,373 -0.18% estimation process
2016 3,330 -1.29% estimation process
2017 3,304 -0.79% estimation process
2018 3,291 -0.4% estimation process
2019 3,259 -0.98% estimation process
2020 3,218 -1.27% estimation process

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