Renville County, Minnesota

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Renville County, Minnesota
Renville County Courthouse MN.jpg
Map of Minnesota highlighting Renville County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1855[1]
Named for Joseph Renville
Seat Olivia
Largest city Olivia
Area
 • Total 987.22 sq mi (2,557 km2)
 • Land 982.92 sq mi (2,546 km2)
 • Water 4.30 sq mi (11 km2), 0.44%
Population
 • (2010) 15,730
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.renville.mn.us

Renville County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,730.[2] Its county seat is Olivia.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 987.22 square miles (2,556.9 km2), of which 982.92 square miles (2,545.8 km2) (or 99.56%) is land and 4.30 square miles (11.1 km2) (or 0.44%) is water.[4]

Lakes[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Renville County borders a total of nine counties, more than any other county in Minnesota except for Beltrami County, which also borders nine counties.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 245
1870 3,219 1,213.9%
1880 10,791 235.2%
1890 17,099 58.5%
1900 23,693 38.6%
1910 23,123 −2.4%
1920 23,634 2.2%
1930 23,645 0.0%
1940 24,625 4.1%
1950 23,954 −2.7%
1960 23,249 −2.9%
1970 21,139 −9.1%
1980 20,401 −3.5%
1990 17,673 −13.4%
2000 17,154 −2.9%
2010 15,730 −8.3%
Est. 2012 15,369 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[2]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the census of 2000,[6] there were 17,154 people, 6,779 households, and 4,623 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 7,413 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.72% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.77% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 5.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.9% were of German, 16.3% Norwegian and 5.1% Swedish ancestry.

There were 6,779 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 28.50% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,652, and the median income for a family was $45,065. Males had a median income of $30,473 versus $22,179 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,770. About 6.30% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.80% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Townships Unincorporated

† Redwood Falls is in Redwood County, but a small part extends into Renville County

History[edit]

Renville County is named in honor of Joseph Renville. The county was the site of several engagements in the Dakota War of 1862.

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. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°43′N 94°58′W / 44.72°N 94.96°W / 44.72; -94.96