Todd County, Minnesota

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Todd County, Minnesota
Todd County Courthouse Minnesota.jpg
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, 1856[1]
Named for John Blair Smith Todd, commander of Fort Ripley.
Seat Long Prairie
Largest city Long Prairie
Area
 • Total 979.34 sq mi (2,536 km2)
 • Land 942.02 sq mi (2,440 km2)
 • Water 37.32 sq mi (97 km2), 3.81%
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
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.[2] Its county seat is Long Prairie.[3] The county 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]

Todd County has a total area of 979.34 square miles (2,536.5 km2), of which 942.02 square miles (2,439.8 km2) (or 96.19%) is land and 37.32 square miles (96.7 km2) (or 3.81%) is water.[4] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information shows:Todd County Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

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. 2012 24,509 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2000,[7] 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.

Communities[edit]

Cities Townships Ghost town

† Osakis is based in Douglas County but part of the city is in Todd County.
‡ A part of Staples extends into Wadena 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. 53 56. 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: 46°04′N 94°54′W / 46.07°N 94.90°W / 46.07; -94.90