Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota

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Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
Yellow Medicine County Courthouse.jpg
The Yellow Medicine County Courthouse in Granite Falls in 2007
Map of Minnesota highlighting Yellow Medicine 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 Yellow Medicine River[2]
Seat Granite Falls
Largest city Granite Falls
Area
 • Total 763 sq mi (1,976 km2)
 • Land 759 sq mi (1,966 km2)
 • Water 4.1 sq mi (11 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 9,935
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.ym.mn.gov

Yellow Medicine County is a county located in the State of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,438.[3] Its county seat is Granite Falls.[4] The county name is based on a plant whose yellow root the native Dakota people used for medicinal purposes.[5]

The Upper Sioux Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 763 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 759 square miles (1,970 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.5%) is water.[6]

Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information[7]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 5,884
1890 9,854 67.5%
1900 14,602 48.2%
1910 15,406 5.5%
1920 16,550 7.4%
1930 16,625 0.5%
1940 16,917 1.8%
1950 16,279 −3.8%
1960 15,523 −4.6%
1970 14,418 −7.1%
1980 13,653 −5.3%
1990 11,684 −14.4%
2000 11,080 −5.2%
2010 10,438 −5.8%
Est. 2016 9,935 [8] −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[3]
Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data

As of the 2000 census, there were 11,080 people, 4,439 households, and 2,974 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,873 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.09% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 2.04% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.5% were of Norwegian and 34.6% German ancestry.

There were 4,439 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,393, and the median income for a family was $42,002. Males had a median income of $27,770 versus $20,870 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,120. About 7.10% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 64.1% 3,382 28.9% 1,524 7.0% 370
2012 51.8% 2,806 45.5% 2,465 2.6% 143
2008 46.3% 2,579 50.6% 2,816 3.1% 174
2004 50.0% 2,878 48.6% 2,799 1.4% 81
2000 47.1% 2,598 45.8% 2,528 7.1% 389
1996 35.7% 2,006 48.7% 2,741 15.6% 877
1992 30.8% 1,909 41.9% 2,593 27.3% 1,691
1988 46.6% 2,925 52.3% 3,282 1.1% 71
1984 55.2% 3,819 43.6% 3,018 1.1% 79
1980 54.0% 4,004 38.2% 2,833 7.9% 584
1976 39.5% 2,946 58.1% 4,337 2.4% 179
1972 50.3% 3,683 47.3% 3,462 2.4% 174
1968 43.3% 3,060 50.8% 3,587 5.9% 413
1964 36.9% 2,751 63.1% 4,707 0.1% 6
1960 50.8% 3,800 48.8% 3,649 0.4% 26
1956 51.2% 3,594 48.7% 3,416 0.1% 8
1952 57.7% 4,322 42.0% 3,143 0.3% 21
1948 38.4% 2,693 59.4% 4,164 2.2% 155
1944 50.7% 3,337 48.8% 3,214 0.5% 34
1940 50.9% 3,964 48.6% 3,786 0.5% 39
1936 30.4% 2,029 58.7% 3,921 10.9% 729
1932 27.0% 1,739 71.1% 4,580 1.9% 119
1928 53.0% 3,302 45.9% 2,861 1.2% 72
1924 38.7% 2,278 2.6% 151 58.7% 3,458
1920 72.5% 4,225 14.0% 814 13.6% 790
1916 50.1% 1,501 41.3% 1,238 8.6% 258
1912 14.2% 352 29.8% 737 56.0% 1,383
1908 65.1% 1,745 29.3% 786 5.6% 151
1904 83.4% 1,947 11.1% 258 5.5% 129
1900 66.0% 1,743 28.9% 763 5.2% 137
1896 58.9% 1,578 37.9% 1,015 3.2% 85
1892 49.1% 911 19.6% 364 31.3% 580

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 593. 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ History of Yellow Medicine County, Yellow Medicine County website, accessed May 25, 2010
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Steven (2011). Savanna Soils of Minnesota. Minnesota: Self. pp. 69 - 70. 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. 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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 44°43′N 95°52′W / 44.72°N 95.86°W / 44.72; -95.86