Marshall County, Minnesota

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Marshall County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1879[1]
Named for William Rainey Marshall
Seat Warren
Largest city Warren
Area
 • Total 1,812.79 sq mi (4,695 km2)
 • Land 1,772.24 sq mi (4,590 km2)
 • Water 40.55 sq mi (105 km2), 2.24%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012) 9,449
 • Density 6/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.marshall.mn.us

Marshall County is a county located in the State of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,439.[2] Its county seat is Warren.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,812.79 square miles (4,695.1 km2), of which 1,772.24 square miles (4,590.1 km2) (or 97.76%) is land and 40.55 square miles (105.0 km2) (or 2.24%) is water.[4] Marshall is one of 17 Minnesota savanna region counties where savanna soils dominate. Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information is shown: Marshall County Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf[5] An example of native vegetation: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Mill_State_Park_New_Wiki_Version.JPG

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 992
1890 9,130 820.4%
1900 15,698 71.9%
1910 16,338 4.1%
1920 19,443 19.0%
1930 17,003 −12.5%
1940 18,364 8.0%
1950 16,125 −12.2%
1960 14,262 −11.6%
1970 13,060 −8.4%
1980 13,027 −0.3%
1990 10,993 −15.6%
2000 10,155 −7.6%
2010 9,439 −7.1%
Est. 2012 9,449 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,155 people, 4,101 households and 2,837 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,791 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.62% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.2% were of Norwegian, 12.1% Polish, 11.7% German and 9.6% Swedish ancestry.

There were 4,101 households of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

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

Age distribution was 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males.

The median household income was $34,804, and the median family income was $41,908. Males had a median income of $30,051 versus $20,600 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,317. About 6.90% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities
Unorganized Ghost town

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Marshall County was the location of a claimed UFO incident in 1979, the Val Johnson incident.

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. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 57 – 60. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

Coordinates: 48°21′N 96°23′W / 48.35°N 96.38°W / 48.35; -96.38