Jackson County, Minnesota

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Jackson County, Minnesota
CourthouseJacksonCountyMinnesota2007.JPG
Map of Minnesota highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded May 23, 1857[1]
Named for Henry Jackson
Seat Jackson
Largest city Jackson
Area
 • Total 719 sq mi (1,862 km2)
 • Land 703 sq mi (1,821 km2)
 • Water 16 sq mi (41 km2), 2.3%
Population
 • (2010) 10,266
 • Density 15/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.jackson.mn.us

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,266.[2] Its county seat is Jackson.[3] The county was named for Henry Jackson, the first merchant in St. Paul.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 719 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 703 square miles (1,820 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.3%) is water.[6] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows:Jackson County Native Vegetation Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf[7]

Lakes[edit]

There are 18 lakes completely within Jackson County and three lakes which extend into it from other counties.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 181
1870 1,825 908.3%
1880 4,806 163.3%
1890 8,924 85.7%
1900 14,793 65.8%
1910 14,491 −2.0%
1920 15,955 10.1%
1930 15,863 −0.6%
1940 16,805 5.9%
1950 16,306 −3.0%
1960 15,501 −4.9%
1970 14,352 −7.4%
1980 13,690 −4.6%
1990 11,677 −14.7%
2000 11,268 −3.5%
2010 10,266 −8.9%
Est. 2013 10,260 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[2]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the census of 2000,[12] there were 11,268 people, 4,556 households, and 3,116 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,092 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.07% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 1.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 51.9% were of German, 14.1% Norwegian and 5.6% American ancestry.

There were 4,556 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% 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 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,746, and the median income for a family was $43,426. Males had a median income of $29,123 versus $20,860 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,499. About 5.20% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

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 September 1, 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. 167. 
  5. ^ "Henry Jackson Member Record". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 65 - 67. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 43°41′N 95°10′W / 43.68°N 95.16°W / 43.68; -95.16