Fillmore County, Minnesota
|Fillmore County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 5, 1853 |
|Named for||President Millard Fillmore|
|Largest city||Spring Valley|
862.15 sq mi (2,233 km²)
861.25 sq mi (2,231 km²)
0.90 sq mi (2 km²), 0.10%
24/sq mi (9/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 862.15 square miles (2,233.0 km2), of which 861.25 square miles (2,230.6 km2) (or 99.90%) is land and 0.90 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 0.10%) is water.
- Winona County (northeast)
- Houston County (east)
- Winneshiek County, Iowa (southeast)
- Howard County, Iowa (southwest)
- Mower County (west)
- Olmsted County (northwest)
The county is part of the Driftless Area, or in its own documents, the Paleozoic plateau. This part of Minnesota was ice-free during the last ice age. The county to the east is more rugged, but Fillmore County also displays a karst topography.
As of the census of 2000, there were 21,122 people, 8,228 households, and 5,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 8,908 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.92% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.9% were of Norwegian, 31.1% German and 5.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 8,228 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,651, and the median income for a family was $44,883. Males had a median income of $29,094 versus $21,906 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,067. About 6.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
† Chatfield is split between Filmore County and Olmsted County.
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Olmsted County||Winona County|
|Mower County||Houston County|
|Howard County, Iowa||Winneshiek County, Iowa|