Minnesota Counties - Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods, Maps & Data


There are 87 counties in Minnesota. All counties are functioning governmental units, each governed by a county board of commissioners.

Minnesota has 2,760 county subdivisions which are recognized as minor civil divisions (MCDs). There are 1,785 active townships and 23 inactive townships.  There are 845 incorporated places which are independent of any county subdivision creating 893 county subdivisions that serve as MCDs.  There are 56 unorganized territories. In addition, there are three county subdivisions not defined covering water area.  Each township is governed by a board of supervisors.

Koochiching County is covered entirely by unorganized territories and independent places.  Lake of the Woods County is shown as having 23 nonfunctioning townships as part of an agreement between the county and the Census Bureau.

Minnesota Counties - Populated Places in 87 Counties

Also see County: Census Data | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | ZIP Codes | Land, Farms, & Ranches


Minnesota Counties Synopsis

The Minnesota Counties section of the gazetteer lists the cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions for each of the 87 Minnesota Counties.

Also see Minnesota County: ZIP Codes | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | Census Data | Land, Farms, & Ranches

Nearby physical features such as streams, islands and lakes are listed along with maps and driving directions. The same is true for both historical features and cultural features such as hospitals, parks, schools and airports.

Each profile includes the current weather plus a seven day forecast. Note that for smaller populated places, the weather report may be for the nearest weather reporting station or airport.

The local information and data include economic and demographic data, census information and facts about the local environmental situation including such items as maps of flood zones, local sources of pollution, air quality indices and local areas where hazardous materials may be used or stored.

The complete category list for larger cities and towns includes: Arts & Culture, Census Data, Community Organizations, State and Local Government, Health & Medical, Newcomer Information, Local News Papers & Radio, Parks & Recreation, Pets & Hobbies, Schools & Libraries, Social Services, Travel and Tourism.