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Stearns County, Minnesota

US county information
NameStearns County
StateMinnesota
SeatSaint Cloud
Largest citySaint Cloud
US Area
Total Area1389.93 sq mi (3599.9 km2)
Land Area1344.52 sq mi (3482.3 km2)
Water Area45.41 sq mi (117.6 km2)
Population150642 (2010)
Density38.2/km2 (99/sq mi)
Named forCharles Thomas Stearns by mistake. The county was to be named after Isaac Ingalls Stevens, but a clerical error changed the name to Stearns.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Stearns County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1855. As of 2010, the population was 150,642. Its county seat is Saint Cloud . It was named after Charles Thomas Stearns, a local politician.

Stearns County is part of the Saint Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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