Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

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Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
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Map of Minnesota highlighting Lac qui Parle 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, 1871[1]
Named for French for "the lake that speaks."
Seat Madison
Largest city Madison
Area
 • Total 778 sq mi (2,015 km2)
 • Land 765 sq mi (1,981 km2)
 • Water 13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 6,715
 • Density 9.5/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lac qui Parle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,259.[2] Its county seat is Madison.[3] The name of the county is French for "lake which talks."[4]

A March 2011 study by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked Lac qui Parle County the healthiest county in Minnesota.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 778 square miles (2,020 km2), of which 765 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.7%) is water.[7] The county's northern boundary is defined by the Minnesota River; two of its tributaries, the Lac qui Parle River and the Yellow Bank River, also flow through the county.[8]

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information[9]

Lakes[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 145
1880 4,891 3,273.1%
1890 10,382 112.3%
1900 14,289 37.6%
1910 15,435 8.0%
1920 15,554 0.8%
1930 15,398 −1.0%
1940 15,509 0.7%
1950 14,545 −6.2%
1960 13,330 −8.4%
1970 11,164 −16.2%
1980 10,592 −5.1%
1990 8,924 −15.7%
2000 8,067 −9.6%
2010 7,259 −10.0%
Est. 2016 6,715 [10] −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2010-2016[2]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the 2000 census,[15] there were 8,067 people, 3,316 households, and 2,225 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,774 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.85% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.6% were of Norwegian and 35.2% German ancestry.

There were 3,316 households out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 4.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 23.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,626, and the median income for a family was $41,556. Males had a median income of $27,939 versus $19,681 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,399. About 5.60% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.80% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 59.4% 2,293 33.8% 1,305 6.8% 262
2012 48.6% 1,938 49.6% 1,974 1.8% 72
2008 45.6% 1,912 51.5% 2,160 2.9% 120
2004 46.1% 2,093 52.6% 2,390 1.3% 58
2000 43.6% 1,941 50.4% 2,244 6.0% 268
1996 32.4% 1,447 54.2% 2,420 13.4% 598
1992 28.9% 1,435 47.1% 2,342 24.0% 1,191
1988 42.5% 2,116 56.3% 2,805 1.2% 62
1984 49.7% 2,731 48.8% 2,685 1.5% 81
1980 50.5% 2,981 41.6% 2,457 7.9% 465
1976 37.8% 2,292 60.1% 3,647 2.1% 126
1972 48.4% 2,773 49.7% 2,845 1.9% 108
1968 45.9% 2,672 50.4% 2,937 3.8% 219
1964 36.2% 2,236 63.7% 3,934 0.2% 10
1960 49.4% 3,185 50.4% 3,253 0.2% 11
1956 53.6% 3,276 46.3% 2,826 0.1% 6
1952 58.5% 3,924 41.1% 2,753 0.4% 28
1948 38.2% 2,330 60.5% 3,690 1.3% 80
1944 52.6% 3,104 47.1% 2,779 0.3% 17
1940 54.7% 3,789 44.9% 3,106 0.4% 28
1936 34.5% 2,066 54.1% 3,243 11.5% 687
1932 31.9% 1,911 66.5% 3,992 1.6% 97
1928 59.7% 3,406 39.3% 2,245 1.0% 59
1924 52.3% 2,860 1.9% 106 45.8% 2,507
1920 82.3% 4,219 12.7% 653 5.0% 255
1916 56.3% 1,614 36.5% 1,047 7.2% 206
1912 13.5% 343 24.0% 608 62.5% 1,587
1908 69.2% 1,894 24.1% 661 6.7% 183
1904 83.3% 1,886 10.7% 243 6.0% 136
1900 71.5% 1,924 23.9% 642 4.7% 126
1896 61.3% 1,620 35.3% 932 3.4% 89
1892 52.3% 1,164 20.5% 457 27.1% 604

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. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 288. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1994. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-89933-222-6. 
  9. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 69 - 70. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 45°00′N 96°11′W / 45.00°N 96.18°W / 45.00; -96.18