Population & Workforce


Isanti County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state due to highly regarded small towns and school districts, reasonable housing prices, and ready access to employment opportunities locally and in the metro area. Between 2010 and 2030, the MN State Demographic Center expects the county’s population to grow 53% and the labor force to grow by 41%.

2010 Population: 37,816 2010 Households: 13,972


Isanti County has a diverse workforce that draws from 14 surrounding counties – including employees who "reverse commute" from more urbanized parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Nearly half of the workforce currently commutes to the Twin Cities.  Expanding local employment opportunities have the potential to keep more of these employees in the county.

Wages are typically lower than the Twin Cities core – a bottom-line advantage from local employers.

(Sources: US Census, 2010 and MN State Demographic Center)