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Polk County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,998

Total Population: 31,533

65+ Population: 4,982 (15.80%)

Towns: Beltrami, Climax, 
CrookstonEast Grand Forks
Gully, Lengby, McIntosh, Mentor, Nielsville, Trail, Winger

Pope County

Land Area (sq mi): 717

Total Population: 10,995

65+ Population: 2,364 (21.50%)

Towns: Brooten, Cyrus, Farwell, Glenwood, Long Beach, Lowry, Sedan, Starbuck, Villard, Westport

Red Lake County

Land Area (sq mi): 432

Total Population: 4,055

65+ Population: 775 (19.10%)

Towns: Brooks, Oklee, Plummer,
Red Lake Falls

Roseau County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,678

Total Population: 15,629

65+ Population: 1,969 (12.60%)

Towns: BadgerGreenbush, Roosevelt, Roseau, Strathcona, 

Stevens County

Land Area (sq mi): 575

Total Population: 9,726

65+ Population: 1,653 (17.00%)

Towns: Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock, Morris

Traverse County

Land Area (sq mi): 586

Total Population: 3,558

65+ Population: 932 (26.20%)

Towns: Browns Valley, Dumont,
Tintah, Wheaton

Wilkin County

Land Area (sq mi): 751

Total Population: 6,576

65+ Population: 1,059 (16.10%)

Towns: Breckenridge, Campbell, Doran, Foxhome, Kent, Nashua, Rothsay, Wolverton

Kittson County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,104

Total Population: 4,552

65+ Population: 983 (21.60%)

Towns: Donaldson, Hallock,

Lake of the
Woods County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,775

Total Population: 4,045

65+ Population: 696 (17.20%)

Towns: Baudette, Roosevelt, Williams

Mahnomen County

Land Area (sq mi): 583

Total Population: 5,413

65+ Population: 904 (16.70%)

Towns: Bejou, Mahnomen, Waubun

Marshall County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,813

Total Population: 9,423

65+ Population: 1,743 (18.50%)

Towns: Alvarado, ArgyleGrygla, Holt, Middle RiverNewfolden
OsloStephen, Strandquist, Viking, Warren

Norman County

Land Area (sq mi): 877

Total Population: 6,678

65+ Population: 1,396 (20.90%)

Towns: Ada, Borup, Gary
HalstadHendrum, Perley,
Shelly, Twin Valley

Otter Tail County

Land Area (sq mi): 2,225

Total Population: 57,303

65+ Population: 1,089 (19.00%)

Towns: Battle Lake, Bluffton, Clitherall, Dalton, Deer Creek, Dent, Elizabeth, Erhard, Fergus Falls, Henning, New York Mills, Ottertail, Parkers Prairie, Pelican Rapids, Perham, Richville, Rothsay, Underwood, Urbank, Vergas, Vining, Wadena

Pennington County

Land Area (sq mi): 618

Total Population: 14,219

65+ Population: 2,247 (15.80%)

Towns: Goodridge, St. Hilaire,
Thief River Falls

Becker County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,445

Total Population: 32,504

65+ Population: 5,331 (16.40%)

Towns: Audubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Lake Park, Ogema, Wolf Lake

Beltrami County

Land Area (sq mi): 3,056

Total Population: 44,442

65+ Population: 5,200 (11.70%)

Towns: Bemidji, Blackduck, Funkley, Kelliher, Solway, Tenstrike, Turtle River, Wilton

Clay County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,053

Total Population: 58,999

65+ Population: 7,611 (12.90%)

Towns: Barnesville, Comstock, Dilworth, Felton, Georgetown,
Glyndon, Hawley, Hitterdal,
Moorhead, Sabin, Ulen

Clearwater County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,030

Total Population: 8,695

65+ Population: 1,522 (17.50%)

Towns: Bagley, Clearbrook, Gonvick, Leonard, Shevlin

Douglas County

Land Area (sq mi): 720

Total Population: 36,009

65+ Population: 6,446 (17.90%)

Towns: Alexandria, Brandon, Carlos, Evansville, Forada, Garfield, Kensington, Millerville, Miltona, Nelson, Osakis

Grant County

Land Area (sq mi): 575

Total Population: 6,018

65+ Population: 1,378 (22.90%)

Towns: Ashby, Barrett, Elbow Lake, Herman, Hoffman, Norcross, Wendell

Hubbard County

Land Area (sq mi): 1,000

Total Population: 20,428

65+ Population: 3,677 (18.00%)

Towns: Akeley, Laporte, Nevis,
Park Rapids

The Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging is 1 of 7 Area Agencies on Aging in Minnesota. We serve a community which is made up of a unique and resilient group of older adults, caregivers, persons with disabilities and home- and community-based providers in 21 counties throughout Northwest and West Central Minnesota.

Delivering services in our region, which makes up 28% of Minnesota’s land mass and has a low population density, can be challenging. Innovation in our communities and collaboration with key partners is essential to the future of our aging community.

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