Wabasha County, Minnesota

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Wabasha County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Wabasha County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded October 27, 1849[1]
Named for Three successive chiefs of Mississippi bands of Dakota Indians
Seat Wabasha
Largest city Lake City
Area
 • Total 549.83 sq mi (1,424 km2)
 • Land 525.01 sq mi (1,360 km2)
 • Water 24.82 sq mi (64 km2), 4.51%
Population
 • (2010) 21,676
 • Density 41/sq mi (16/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.wabasha.mn.us

Wabasha County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,676.[2] Its county seat is Wabasha.[3] The county was founded in 1849.

Wabasha County is included in the Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 549.83 square miles (1,424.1 km2), of which 525.01 square miles (1,359.8 km2) (or 95.49%) is land and 24.82 square miles (64.3 km2) (or 4.51%) is water.[4] Wabasha is one of 17 Minnesota counties with more savanna soils than either forest or prairie soils.[5] Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information is:Wabasha County Native Vegetation Pie Chart New Wiki Version.pdf

Major highways[edit]

Lakes[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 243
1860 7,228 2,874.5%
1870 15,850 119.3%
1880 18,206 14.9%
1890 16,972 −6.8%
1900 18,924 11.5%
1910 18,554 −2.0%
1920 17,919 −3.4%
1930 19,613 9.5%
1940 17,653 −10.0%
1950 16,878 −4.4%
1960 17,007 0.8%
1970 17,224 1.3%
1980 19,335 12.3%
1990 19,744 2.1%
2000 21,610 9.5%
2010 21,676 0.3%
Est. 2012 21,476 −0.9%
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 21,610 people, 8,277 households, and 5,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 41 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 9,066 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 1.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.3% were of German, 11.1% Norwegian, 7.3% Irish and 5.0% American ancestry.

There were 8,277 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,117, and the median income for a family was $50,480. Males had a median income of $33,053 versus $24,316 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,664. About 4.10% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Wabasha County Jail, built 1916.
Cities Townships Unincorporated
communities

† These cities lie partly within Goodhue County.
‡ A part of Minneiska extends into Winona 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. 43-48. 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°17′N 92°14′W / 44.28°N 92.24°W / 44.28; -92.24