This table shows cremations as a percentage of deaths in 2009. Statewide, the figure was 46.8 percent.

METRO COUNTIES

Hennepin 55.3%

Ramsey 50.1%

Dakota 51%

Anoka 57.2%

Washington 54.7%

Scott 45.6%

Carver 48.8%

Total 53.4%

TOP 5 COUNTIES

Cook 70.5%

Lake 66.7%

St. Louis 59.2%

Chisago 57.6%

Cass 57.3%

BOTTOM 5 COUNTIES

Red Lake 4%

Lincoln 15.3%

Rock 15.8%

Pennington 16.7%

Kittson 18%

Source: Minnesota Department of Health