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Benton County, Minnesota
Seal of Benton County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat Foley
Largest city Sauk Rapids
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

413 sq mi (1,070 km²)
408 sq mi (1,057 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²), 1.14%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

39,878
84/sq mi (32/km²)
Founded October 27, 1849 [1]
Named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. senator from Missouri from 1821 to 1851.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.benton.mn.us

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 34,226. Its county seat is Foley[1]. Established in 1849, the county is one of the earliest in Minnesota [2].

Benton County is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 413 square miles (1,070 km²), of which 408 square miles (1,057 km²) is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) (1.14%) is water.

Lakes

Source: United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles[2]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 418
1860 627 50.0%
1870 1,558 148.5%
1880 3,012 93.3%
1890 6,284 108.6%
1900 9,912 57.7%
1910 11,615 17.2%
1920 14,073 21.2%
1930 15,056 7.0%
1940 16,106 7.0%
1950 15,911 −1.2%
1960 17,287 8.6%
1970 20,841 20.6%
1980 25,187 20.9%
1990 30,185 19.8%
2000 34,226 13.4%
Est. 2008 39,878 16.5%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 34,226 people, 13,065 households, and 8,518 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 13,460 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.22% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.8% were of German, 12.1% Polish and 8.8% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,065 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 12.20% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,968, and the median income for a family was $51,277. Males had a median income of $33,214 versus $22,737 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,008. About 4.50% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.30% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

On ePodunk : Benton County & Benton Cty. ancestry :
German - 42%; Polish - 13%; Norwegian - 9% (2000)

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated communities
  • Brennyville
  • Bushville
  • Duelm
  • Fruitville
  • Glendorado
  • Granite Ledge
  • Jakeville
  • Mayhew
  • Minden
  • North Benton
  • Novak's Corner
  • Oak Park
  • Parent
  • Popple Creek
  • Rum River
  • Silver Corners
  • Watab

† Only partly in Benton County.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles". http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2007/tgrshp2007.html.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 45°42′N 94°00′W / 45.70°N 94.00°W / 45.70; -94.00


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Benton County, Minnesota
Seal of Benton County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Benton County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded October 27, 1849 [1]
Seat Foley
Largest City Sauk Rapids
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.14%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

34226
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.benton.mn.us
Named for: Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. senator from Missouri from 1821 to 1851.

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 34,226. Its county seat is Foley6. Established in 1849, the county is one of the earliest in Minnesota [2].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,070 km² (413 sq mi). 1,057 km² (408 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.14%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 34,226 people, 13,065 households, and 8,518 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (84/sq mi). There were 13,460 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.22% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.8% were of German, 12.1% Polish and 8.8% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,065 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 12.20% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,968, and the median income for a family was $51,277. Males had a median income of $33,214 versus $22,737 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,008. About 4.50% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.30% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

On ePodunk : Benton County & Benton Cty. ancestry :
German - 42%; Polish - 13%; Norwegian - 9% (2000)

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated communities

† Only partly in Benton County.

External links


Coordinates: 45°42′N 94°00′W / 45.70, -94.00

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