Sibley County, Minnesota

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Sibley County, Minnesota
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Sibley County Courthouse
Map of Minnesota highlighting Sibley County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 5, 1853[1]
Named for Henry Hastings Sibley
Seat Gaylord
Largest city Gaylord
Area
 • Total 600.41 sq mi (1,555 km2)
 • Land 588.65 sq mi (1,525 km2)
 • Water 11.76 sq mi (30 km2), 1.96%
Population
 • (2010) 15,226
 • Density 26/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.sibley.mn.us

Sibley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,226.[2] Its county seat is Gaylord.[3]

Sibley County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 600.41 square miles (1,555.1 km2), of which 588.65 square miles (1,524.6 km2) (or 98.04%) is land and 11.76 square miles (30.5 km2) (or 1.96%) is water.[4] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information is seen: Sibley County Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf [5] Most of the Rush River's watershed is located in Sibley County.

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,609
1870 6,725 86.3%
1880 10,637 58.2%
1890 15,199 42.9%
1900 16,862 10.9%
1910 15,540 −7.8%
1920 15,635 0.6%
1930 15,865 1.5%
1940 16,625 4.8%
1950 15,816 −4.9%
1960 16,228 2.6%
1970 15,845 −2.4%
1980 15,448 −2.5%
1990 14,366 −7.0%
2000 15,356 6.9%
2010 15,226 −0.8%
Est. 2012 15,123 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the census of 2000,[7] there were 15,356 people, 5,772 households, and 4,086 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,024 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.57% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 3.09% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 5.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 65.7% were of German and 6.3% Norwegian ancestry.

There were 5,772 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,458, and the median income for a family was $48,923. Males had a median income of $31,002 versus $22,527 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,004. About 5.10% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

† Le Sueur is mainly in Le Sueur County but a small part extends into Sibley 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. 65 - 67. 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. 

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Coordinates: 44°35′N 94°14′W / 44.58°N 94.23°W / 44.58; -94.23