Norman County, Minnesota

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Norman County, Minnesota
Norman County Courthouse.jpg
Norman County Courthouse in Ada, Minnesota.
Map of Minnesota highlighting Norman 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 17, 1881[1]
Named for Norman, County Minnesota, like Kittson County, Minnesota was named for Norman Kittson an early historical figure of the region. [2] ;another account printed at a later date Norwegians (Nordmann in Norwegian), who settled in this county[3]
Seat Ada
Largest city Ada
Area
 • Total 877 sq mi (2,271 km2)
 • Land 873 sq mi (2,261 km2)
 • Water 3.9 sq mi (10 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 6,597[4]
 • Density 7.6/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.co.norman.mn.us

Norman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,852.[5] Its county seat is Ada.[6]

The county is located in the Red River Valley region of Minnesota.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 877 square miles (2,270 km2), of which 873 square miles (2,260 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.4%) is water.[7] Major geographical features include the Red River of the North, which comprises the western border of the county, and the Wild Rice River, which flows from the eastern border to empty into the Red River.

Soils of Norman County[8]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
189010,618
190015,04541.7%
191013,446−10.6%
192014,88010.7%
193014,061−5.5%
194014,7464.9%
195012,909−12.5%
196011,253−12.8%
197010,008−11.1%
19809,379−6.3%
19907,975−15.0%
20007,442−6.7%
20106,852−7.9%
Est. 20176,597[9]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2016[5]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 census data

As of the 2000 census, there were 7,442 people, 3,010 households, and 2,007 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,455 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.30% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 1.73% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 3.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.5% were of Norwegian and 21.7% German ancestry.

There were 3,010 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.04.

Norman County has a moderately spread age distribution with 25.70% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,535, and the median income for a family was $41,280. Males had a median income of $28,674 versus $20,619 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,895. About 7.10% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 52.1% 1,699 38.8% 1,264 9.1% 298
2012 43.2% 1,384 53.9% 1,730 2.9% 93
2008 35.1% 1,204 62.0% 2,129 2.9% 101
2004 47.1% 1,794 51.3% 1,954 1.6% 62
2000 49.7% 1,808 43.3% 1,575 7.1% 258
1996 37.4% 1,392 50.4% 1,875 12.2% 455
1992 37.4% 1,541 43.3% 1,784 19.3% 796
1988 45.2% 1,789 54.3% 2,149 0.5% 18
1984 49.2% 2,152 50.3% 2,202 0.5% 23
1980 44.9% 2,192 46.2% 2,253 8.9% 435
1976 39.6% 1,983 58.8% 2,946 1.7% 83
1972 50.5% 2,536 48.7% 2,444 0.8% 41
1968 39.5% 1,981 56.4% 2,828 4.1% 203
1964 31.4% 1,662 68.5% 3,631 0.2% 8
1960 47.3% 2,642 52.5% 2,932 0.2% 12
1956 46.0% 2,338 53.9% 2,740 0.1% 3
1952 55.1% 3,069 44.2% 2,465 0.7% 39
1948 32.9% 1,695 62.9% 3,245 4.2% 217
1944 39.5% 1,884 59.7% 2,846 0.8% 38
1940 36.5% 2,161 62.8% 3,716 0.7% 39
1936 28.5% 1,570 68.7% 3,778 2.8% 154
1932 25.1% 1,313 68.8% 3,601 6.1% 320
1928 67.4% 3,308 28.5% 1,401 4.1% 200
1924 45.8% 1,997 3.9% 171 50.3% 2,195
1920 74.2% 3,451 10.3% 481 15.5% 721
1916 42.1% 1,046 43.3% 1,076 14.6% 362
1912 14.7% 329 22.9% 510 62.4% 1,393
1908 55.3% 1,276 28.6% 661 16.1% 372
1904 78.0% 1,782 7.1% 161 14.9% 341
1900 53.6% 1,492 34.6% 964 11.8% 329
1896 49.6% 1,382 46.8% 1,304 3.6% 100
1892 39.0% 724 15.8% 294 45.2% 840

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 177. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 381. 
  4. ^ "QuickFacts. Norman County, Minnesota". Census.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 57-60. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 47°20′N 96°28′W / 47.33°N 96.46°W / 47.33; -96.46