Marshall County, Minnesota

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Marshall County, Minnesota
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Map of Minnesota highlighting Marshall County
Location in the U.S. state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1879[1]
Named for William Rainey Marshall, 5th Governor of Minnesota[2]
Seat Warren
Largest city Warren
Area
 • Total 1,813 sq mi (4,696 km2)
 • Land 1,775 sq mi (4,597 km2)
 • Water 38 sq mi (98 km2), 2.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 9,324
 • Density 5.3/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.marshall.mn.us

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,439.[3] Its county seat is Warren.[4]

Marshall County was the location of a claimed UFO incident in 1979, the Val Johnson incident.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,813 square miles (4,700 km2), of which 1,775 square miles (4,600 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98 km2) (2.1%) is water.[5] Marshall is one of 17 Minnesota savanna region counties where savanna soils dominate.

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information[6]
Soils of Old Mill State Park

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 992
1890 9,130 820.4%
1900 15,698 71.9%
1910 16,338 4.1%
1920 19,443 19.0%
1930 17,003 −12.5%
1940 18,364 8.0%
1950 16,125 −12.2%
1960 14,262 −11.6%
1970 13,060 −8.4%
1980 13,027 −0.3%
1990 10,993 −15.6%
2000 10,155 −7.6%
2010 9,439 −7.1%
Est. 2016 9,324 [7] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2016[3]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the 2000 census, there were 10,155 people, 4,101 households and 2,837 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 per square mile (2/km²). There were 4,791 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.62% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.2% were of Norwegian, 12.1% Polish, 11.7% German and 9.6% Swedish ancestry.

There were 4,101 households of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

Age distribution was 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males.

The median household income was $34,804, and the median family income was $41,908. Males had a median income of $30,051 versus $20,600 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,317. About 6.90% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Unorganized territory[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.6% 3,208 25.4% 1,225 8.0% 384
2012 54.7% 2,569 42.5% 1,998 2.8% 131
2008 48.2% 2,285 48.8% 2,311 3.0% 143
2004 57.3% 3,187 41.5% 2,308 1.2% 67
2000 56.0% 2,912 36.7% 1,910 7.3% 377
1996 40.1% 2,068 45.3% 2,333 14.6% 753
1992 36.8% 2,136 39.8% 2,309 23.4% 1,358
1988 47.4% 2,752 51.6% 3,001 1.0% 58
1984 55.3% 3,433 43.6% 2,705 1.1% 69
1980 53.7% 3,638 38.9% 2,636 7.4% 501
1976 40.1% 2,605 57.7% 3,744 2.2% 140
1972 52.7% 3,264 45.1% 2,790 2.2% 136
1968 39.7% 2,367 53.1% 3,161 7.2% 428
1964 29.2% 1,893 70.8% 4,594 0.1% 3
1960 44.4% 3,006 55.5% 3,759 0.2% 12
1956 41.9% 2,519 57.9% 3,478 0.2% 10
1952 52.2% 3,516 46.5% 3,132 1.3% 85
1948 32.1% 2,090 63.4% 4,126 4.5% 291
1944 34.6% 2,029 64.9% 3,808 0.5% 27
1940 34.7% 2,441 64.7% 4,549 0.6% 44
1936 27.8% 1,904 70.1% 4,802 2.1% 146
1932 34.2% 1,866 59.7% 3,259 6.2% 338
1928 61.6% 3,738 36.2% 2,200 2.2% 132
1924 40.0% 2,100 5.5% 290 54.4% 2,856
1920 75.4% 4,738 14.1% 885 10.5% 660
1916 44.7% 1,461 46.3% 1,513 8.9% 292
1912 11.3% 331 19.4% 567 69.4% 2,032
1908 60.0% 1,648 26.6% 731 13.4% 368
1904 76.4% 1,720 12.2% 275 11.4% 257
1900 59.7% 1,457 37.1% 905 3.3% 80
1896 48.9% 1,200 49.8% 1,222 1.2% 30
1892 27.9% 526 18.8% 354 53.3% 1,005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 326. 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. 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 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 57 – 60. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 48°21′N 96°23′W / 48.35°N 96.38°W / 48.35; -96.38