We've talked about small towns before. Some have populations of less than 40 people! But we haven't talked about small counties. So which county is the smallest in Minnesota? The answer actually surprised me!

Smallest Town in Minnesota

In case you didn't know, the smallest town in Minnesota is a little town called Funkley. It's up in north central Minnesota and as of the 2021 census they have a population of 12. Just 12! That's crazy.

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That's kind of expected, though. The smallest town being in the middle of nowhere makes sense. But Minnesota's smallest county threw me off.

Minnesota's Smallest County by Area

Yes, we're talking about the smallest county by area right now. The smallest county in Minnesota (by area) is Ramsey County! Yeah, the one with St. Paul in it. It's only 170 square miles. The next smallest one is more than twice that size, which is Scott County. It's 368 square miles.

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Minnesota's Smallest County by Population

Naturally, we need to know which Minnesota county is the smallest based on population size now too. That would be Traverse County. They're right on the border of both South Dakota and North Dakota.

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The population of the entire county as of the 2020 census was 3,360. In the entire county, which is 586 square miles. It's more than three times the size of Ramsey County but with 540,000 fewer people. That's wild.

Keep scrolling for the smallest churches in Minnesota. They all fit less than 10 people!

Less than 10 People Can Fit in the 5 Smallest Churches in Minnesota

The 5 smallest churches in Minnesota are so small that less than 10 people can fit in them at one time. These are all across the state, too, going from southeast Minnesota to northern Minnesota near North Dakota.

Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Light Show Is In Mankato

The Kiwanis Holiday Light Display is located at Sibley Park in Mankato. The holiday display is free to the public but cash donations are accepted. All money collected is given to area non-profits.

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