Todd County, Minnesota

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Todd County, Minnesota
Todd County Courthouse.jpg
The Todd County Courthouse in Long Prairie
Map of Minnesota highlighting Todd County
Location within the U.S. state of Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 20, 1855 (created)
January 1, 1867 (organized)
Named forJohn Blair Smith Todd
SeatLong Prairie
Largest cityLong Prairie
Area
 • Total980 sq mi (2,538 km2)
 • Land945 sq mi (2,448 km2)
 • Water35 sq mi (91 km2), 3.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)24,582
 • Density25.9/sq mi (10.0/km2)
Congressional district7th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.todd.mn.us

Todd County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 24,895.[1] Its county seat is Long Prairie.[2]

History[edit]

The county was created by the Minnesota Territorial legislature on February 20, 1855, although the county gorvernment was not organized until January 1, 1867, with Long Prairie as the county seat. It was named for John Blair Smith Todd, who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives, and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[3]

Geography[edit]

The Crow Wing River flows southeastward along the NE border of Todd County. The Long Prairie River flows east-northeast through the upper eastern part of the county, discharging into the Crow Wing on the county's NE border. The county terrain consists of rolling hills, dotted with lakes and etched with drainages. The area is devoted to agriculture.[4] The terrain slopes to the east and south, with its highest point on the west border at 1,483' (452m) ASL.[5] The county has a total area of 980 sqmi (2538 km²), of which 945 sqmi (2448 km²) is land and 35 sqmi (90.7 km²)(3.5%) is water.[6]

Soils of Todd County[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Lakes[4][edit]

  • Bass Lake
  • Beauty Lake
  • Big Birch Lake (part)
  • Big Lake
  • Big Swan Lake
  • Buckhorn Lake
  • Bunker Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • Charlotte Lake
  • Coal Lake
  • Fairly Lake
  • Felix Lake
  • Goose Lake
  • Guernsey Lake
  • Hayden Lake
  • Jhergens Lake
  • Keller Lake
  • Lady Lake
  • Lake Osakis (part)
  • Latimer Lake
  • Lawrence Lake
  • Little Birch Lake (part)
  • Little Sauk Lake
  • Long Lake (Birchdale Twp.)
  • Long Lake (Burnhamville Twp.)
  • Maple Lake
  • Mary Lake (part)
  • McCarrahan Lake
  • Mill Lake
  • Mud Lake
  • Pauley Lake
  • Pendergast Lake
  • Pine Island Lake
  • Rice Lake
  • Sauk Lake (part)
  • Schreiers Lake
  • Sheet Lake
  • Trace Lake
  • Twin Lakes (part)
  • West Union Lake

Protected areas[4][edit]

  • Aurzada Wildlife Management Area
  • Buckhorn Lake State Wildlife Management Area
  • Burleene State Wildlife Management Area
  • Dower State Wildlife Management Area
  • Elgin Woods Wildlife Management Area
  • Iona Wildlife Management Area
  • Ireland State Wildlife Management Area
  • Long Prairie River Wildlife Management Area
  • Oak Ridge State Wildlife Management Area
  • Ojakis Wildlife Management Area (part)
  • Owen-Hinz Wildlife Management Area
  • Quistorff Wildlife Management Area
  • Randall State Wildlife Management Area
  • Santer Wildlife Management Area
  • Sheet Lake Wildlife Management Area
  • West Union Wildlife Management Area

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860430
18702,036373.5%
18806,133201.2%
189012,930110.8%
190022,21471.8%
191023,4075.4%
192026,05911.3%
193026,1700.4%
194027,4384.8%
195025,420−7.4%
196023,119−9.1%
197022,114−4.3%
198024,99113.0%
199023,363−6.5%
200024,4264.5%
201024,8951.9%
Est. 201824,582[8]−1.3%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2018[1]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 US census data

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[13] there were 24,426 people, 9,342 households, and 6,511 families in Todd County. The population density was 25.8/sqmi (9.98/km²). There were 11,900 housing units at an average density of 12.6/sqmi (4.86/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.1% were of German, 11.3% Norwegian and 5.6% Polish ancestry.

There were 9,342 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

The county population contained 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,281, and the median income for a family was $39,920. Males had a median income of $28,630 versus $20,287 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,658. About 9.60% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Amish[edit]

Todd County has a large concentration of Amish, about the same population size as the Amish settlement at Harmony, Minnesota.[14] It is home to five different Amish communities, with altogether 7 church districts in 2013, which indicates a total population of about 1000 people.

Location Founded in Church dis-
tricts in 2013
Affiation
Bertha/Hewitt 1973 1 Swartzentruber
Long Prairie/Osakis 1995 2
Clarissa/Browerville 2001 2
Bertha/Staples 2003 1 Swartzentruber
Eagle Bend 2007 1

[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Politics[edit]

Todd County voters tend to vote Republican. In 71% of national elections since 1960, the county selected the Republican Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 70.8% 8,485 23.2% 2,783 6.1% 725
2012 56.9% 6,719 40.8% 4,819 2.3% 265
2008 54.2% 6,637 43.1% 5,277 2.8% 343
2004 56.9% 6,945 41.2% 5,034 1.9% 235
2000 54.4% 6,031 37.3% 4,132 8.4% 929
1996 38.1% 4,078 42.2% 4,520 19.7% 2,103
1992 35.9% 3,990 36.6% 4,059 27.5% 3,055
1988 52.4% 5,633 46.7% 5,023 0.9% 94
1984 58.3% 6,585 41.2% 4,657 0.6% 63
1980 53.3% 6,451 41.1% 4,975 5.7% 685
1976 38.0% 4,278 58.1% 6,530 3.9% 440
1972 53.1% 5,387 42.1% 4,270 4.7% 480
1968 51.6% 4,883 42.2% 3,992 6.2% 585
1964 41.3% 4,006 58.5% 5,673 0.2% 23
1960 50.9% 5,255 48.9% 5,051 0.3% 28
1956 56.5% 5,075 43.2% 3,882 0.3% 24
1952 65.9% 6,731 33.7% 3,439 0.4% 41
1948 43.7% 4,166 54.1% 5,157 2.2% 212
1944 59.4% 5,636 40.1% 3,803 0.6% 54
1940 57.7% 6,302 41.7% 4,553 0.6% 61
1936 37.8% 3,780 56.3% 5,627 6.0% 595
1932 33.2% 3,114 64.2% 6,023 2.7% 250
1928 59.8% 5,682 39.3% 3,733 0.9% 85
1924 53.0% 4,441 6.7% 557 40.4% 3,381
1920 71.1% 5,448 19.1% 1,464 9.8% 750
1916 44.5% 1,919 44.6% 1,922 10.9% 471
1912 27.8% 1,038 28.6% 1,068 43.7% 1,633
1908 57.4% 2,334 32.1% 1,305 10.6% 429
1904 74.8% 2,961 18.7% 741 6.4% 255
1900 56.3% 2,212 37.8% 1,487 5.9% 231
1896 52.3% 2,043 44.5% 1,739 3.2% 126
1892 42.1% 1,251 37.6% 1,118 20.3% 603

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 543. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Todd County MN Google Maps (accessed 14 March 2019)
  5. ^ "Find an Altitude/Todd County MN" Google Maps (accessed 14 March 2019)
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  7. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 53-56. ISBN 978-0-615-50320-2.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ "Minnesota Amish". amishamerica.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Joseph F. Donnermeyer and David Luthy: Amish Settlements across America 2013 in Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved October 10, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°04′N 94°54′W / 46.07°N 94.90°W / 46.07; -94.90