Todd County, Minnesota

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Todd County, Minnesota
Todd County Courthouse Minnesota.jpg
The Todd County Courthouse in Long Prairie in 2007
Map of Minnesota highlighting Todd 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 (created)
1867 (organized)[1]
Named for John Blair Smith Todd
Seat Long Prairie
Largest city Long Prairie
Area
 • Total 980 sq mi (2,538 km2)
 • Land 945 sq mi (2,448 km2)
 • Water 35 sq mi (91 km2), 3.5%
Population
 • (2010) 24,895
 • Density 26/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.todd.mn.us
Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information[2]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

Todd County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,895.[3] Its county seat is Long Prairie.[4] The county was formed in 1855 and organized in 1867. It is named after John Blair Smith Todd, who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives, a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 980 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 945 square miles (2,450 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.5%) is water.[5]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 430
1870 2,036 373.5%
1880 6,133 201.2%
1890 12,930 110.8%
1900 22,214 71.8%
1910 23,407 5.4%
1920 26,059 11.3%
1930 26,170 0.4%
1940 27,438 4.8%
1950 25,420 −7.4%
1960 23,119 −9.1%
1970 22,114 −4.3%
1980 24,991 13.0%
1990 23,363 −6.5%
2000 24,426 4.5%
2010 24,895 1.9%
Est. 2013 24,382 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[3]

As of the census of 2000,[10] there were 24,426 people, 9,342 households, and 6,511 families in Todd County. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 11,900 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.1% were of German, 11.3% Norwegian and 5.6% Polish ancestry.

There were 9,342 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.30% 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 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,281, and the median income for a family was $39,920. Males had a median income of $28,630 versus $20,287 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,658. About 9.60% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 53 56. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 46°04′N 94°54′W / 46.07°N 94.90°W / 46.07; -94.90