Pipestone County, Minnesota

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Pipestone County, Minnesota
PipestoneCC.jpg
Map of Minnesota highlighting Pipestone 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 Pipestone
Seat Pipestone
Largest city Pipestone
Area
 • Total 466.15 sq mi (1,207 km2)
 • Land 465.89 sq mi (1,207 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (1 km2), 0.06%
Population
 • (2010) 9,596
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.pipestone.mn.us

Pipestone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,596.[2] Its county seat is Pipestone.[3] The county was founded in 1857.

Pipestone National Monument is located in the county, just north of the town of Pipestone.

Geography and native vegetation[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 466.15 square miles (1,207.3 km2), of which 465.89 square miles (1,206.6 km2) (or 99.94%) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 0.06%) is water.[4] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows 11 % is savanna soils,87 % prairie and the remaining acreage in water, wet soils and gravel pits.[5]


Lakes[edit]

Although Pipestone County contains no natural lakes, it does have one man-made reservoir created by a dam.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,092
1890 5,132 145.3%
1900 9,264 80.5%
1910 9,553 3.1%
1920 12,050 26.1%
1930 12,238 1.6%
1940 13,794 12.7%
1950 14,003 1.5%
1960 13,605 −2.8%
1970 12,791 −6.0%
1980 11,690 −8.6%
1990 10,491 −10.3%
2000 9,895 −5.7%
2010 9,596 −3.0%
Est. 2012 9,345 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2000,[7] there were 9,895 people, 4,069 households, and 2,726 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 4,434 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.68% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.48% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.7% were of German, 24.8% Dutch and 14.3% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 4,069 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

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

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,909, and the median income for a family was $40,133. Males had a median income of $27,642 versus $20,759 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,450. About 7.80% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.20% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Pipestone County Administrative map
Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

† A part of Jasper extends into Rock County.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 19, 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. 69-70. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°01′N 96°15′W / 44.02°N 96.25°W / 44.02; -96.25