Grant County, Minnesota

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Grant County, Minnesota
Grant County Courthouse 2012.jpg
Grant County Courthouse
Seal of Grant County, Minnesota
Seal
Map of Minnesota highlighting Grant County
Location in the U.S. state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1868 (created)
1874 (organized)[1]
Named for General Ulysses S. Grant
Seat Elbow Lake
Largest city Elbow Lake
Area
 • Total 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land 548 sq mi (1,419 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2), 4.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 5,956
 • Density 11/sq mi (4/km2)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.co.grant.mn.us

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,018.[2] Its county seat is Elbow Lake.[3] The county was founded in 1868 and named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.[4] It was later organized in 1874.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 548 square miles (1,420 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (4.7%) is water.[6]

Soils of Grant County[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870340
18803,004783.5%
18906,875128.9%
19008,93530.0%
19109,1142.0%
19209,7887.4%
19309,558−2.3%
19409,8282.8%
19509,542−2.9%
19608,870−7.0%
19707,462−15.9%
19807,171−3.9%
19906,246−12.9%
20006,2890.7%
20106,018−4.3%
Est. 20165,956[8]−1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[2]

As of the census of 2000,[13] there were 6,289 people, 2,534 households, and 1,740 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,098 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.28% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.2% were of Norwegian, 30.0% German and 7.4% Swedish ancestry.

There were 2,534 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 22.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

The median income for a household in the county was $33,775, and the median income for a family was $42,214. Males had a median income of $28,428 versus $20,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,131. About 6.00% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 59.4% 2,063 31.8% 1,105 8.8% 305
2012 50.1% 1,748 47.2% 1,647 2.6% 92
2008 45.7% 1,646 51.3% 1,850 3.0% 109
2004 49.6% 1,893 48.6% 1,856 1.8% 70
2000 49.8% 1,804 41.6% 1,507 8.6% 313
1996 36.1% 1,284 50.7% 1,806 13.3% 472
1992 32.8% 1,201 42.6% 1,561 24.7% 904
1988 46.0% 1,693 53.0% 1,950 0.9% 34
1984 52.8% 2,111 46.7% 1,867 0.4% 17
1980 48.1% 2,054 42.7% 1,822 9.3% 396
1976 37.7% 1,635 60.5% 2,624 1.8% 79
1972 46.8% 1,899 51.4% 2,085 1.7% 70
1968 47.1% 1,929 48.4% 1,982 4.5% 184
1964 39.7% 1,734 60.3% 2,631 0.0% 1
1960 48.9% 2,239 51.0% 2,333 0.1% 4
1956 49.4% 2,064 50.4% 2,107 0.1% 6
1952 59.5% 2,665 40.0% 1,791 0.5% 22
1948 40.8% 1,789 54.2% 2,378 5.0% 221
1944 48.9% 1,898 50.8% 1,969 0.3% 12
1940 51.3% 2,443 48.1% 2,291 0.6% 30
1936 38.4% 1,566 57.9% 2,358 3.7% 151
1932 29.2% 1,148 68.7% 2,702 2.2% 85
1928 54.3% 2,057 44.6% 1,687 1.1% 42
1924 49.2% 1,674 3.5% 118 47.3% 1,610
1920 75.8% 2,427 16.7% 533 7.6% 242
1916 49.2% 878 43.6% 778 7.2% 129
1912 9.4% 146 24.4% 381 66.2% 1,033
1908 70.0% 1,099 24.0% 376 6.0% 94
1904 87.7% 1,209 7.4% 102 4.9% 68
1900 65.8% 1,062 28.2% 456 6.0% 97
1896 56.3% 1,002 41.5% 739 2.2% 39
1892 55.4% 776 22.8% 319 21.9% 307

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 141. 
  5. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 213. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 65-67. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 18 September 2018. 

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Coordinates: 45°56′N 96°01′W / 45.93°N 96.01°W / 45.93; -96.01