Grant County, Minnesota

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Grant County, Minnesota
Grant County Courthouse 2012.jpg
Grant County Courthouse
Seal of Grant County, Minnesota
Seal
Map of Minnesota highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1868[1]
Named for General Ulysses S. Grant
Seat Elbow Lake
Largest city Elbow Lake
Area
 • Total 575.18 sq mi (1,490 km2)
 • Land 546.41 sq mi (1,415 km2)
 • Water 28.77 sq mi (75 km2), 5.00%
Population
 • (2010) 6,018
 • Density 12/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.grant.mn.us

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,018.[2] Its county seat is Elbow Lake.[3]

History[edit]

Grant County was founded in 1868. It is named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 575.18 square miles (1,489.7 km2), of which 546.41 square miles (1,415.2 km2) (or 95.00%) is land and 28.77 square miles (74.5 km2) (or 5.00%) is water.[5] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows:Grant Co Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf[6]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 340
1880 3,004 783.5%
1890 6,875 128.9%
1900 8,935 30.0%
1910 9,114 2.0%
1920 9,788 7.4%
1930 9,558 −2.3%
1940 9,828 2.8%
1950 9,542 −2.9%
1960 8,870 −7.0%
1970 7,462 −15.9%
1980 7,171 −3.9%
1990 6,246 −12.9%
2000 6,289 0.7%
2010 6,018 −4.3%
Est. 2012 5,944 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2000,[8] there were 6,289 people, 2,534 households, and 1,740 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,098 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.28% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.2% were of Norwegian, 30.0% German and 7.4% Swedish ancestry.

There were 2,534 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 22.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

The median income for a household in the county was $33,775, and the median income for a family was $42,214. Males had a median income of $28,428 versus $20,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,131. About 6.00% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 141. 
  5. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 65-67. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 45°56′N 96°01′W / 45.93°N 96.01°W / 45.93; -96.01